- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thousands of bikers from around the country rolled gathered outside the District Thursday and rolled into the city in remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Bikers from across the country began gathering at points around the region early Thursday for the ride known as the “2 million Bikers to DC” rally, with a large number assembling from the Harley-Davidson of Washington store just outside the District in Fort Washington.

The ride took off around 10:45 a.m., with packs of bikers in the dozens advancing into the city.

Prince George’s County police close Indian Head Highway — a major artery into the District — for an hour to accommodate the thousands who participated in the event.

Begun last year, the event was originally a response to a demonstration last year billed as the Million Muslim March on the national Mall, though that rally drew only a couple dozen participants.

Organizers of the ride said they felt the event was inappropriate for such a solemn day in U.S. history.

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