Bikers converge on Washington DC

by on September 11, 2013
in Events

An estimated 800,000-plus bikers converged in a loosely-organized rally in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 11 to mark the 12th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and to honor the victims and rescue heroes of that day. Here are a few photos from various sources – sorry they are not properly sourced, it’s hard to tell where some of them originated.

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Believe this one to be from a gathering point in Ft. Washington, MD.

 

Same gathering point, facing different direction.

Same gathering point, facing different direction.

 

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Gathering point at a stadium in Maine.

 

I can't imagine trying to stage this massive group.

I can’t imagine trying to stage this massive group.

 

Bikes arrive in DC

Bikes arrive in DC

While some reports of this event suggested that the group was attempting to disrupt or confront a rally known as the “Million Muslim March” (later renamed the Million Americans March Against Fear), it turned out to be merely a large-scale “ride-through.” The other rally, co-sponsored by the American Muslim Political Action Committee, the DC Area 9/11 Truth Movement, and Engineers for 9/11 Truth Movement, drew about 30 participants.

This post from EatSleepRide seems to suggest that only a small fraction of the bikers actually rode through D.C. itself. I really don’t know what the real outcome was, but the staging photos are amazing!

 

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    2 Responses to “Bikers converge on Washington DC”
    1. KathyW says:

      I looked at some of the traffic cams throughout DC yesterday and none of them showed the first motorcycle. It was a little weird considering there were almost a million bikes there. Wonder what was up with that… Also, the traffic looked very light for a mid-week mid-day. Something fishy there.

    2. Corn Dog says:

      Yes, VERY! I was a little suspicious of some of the photos, too… You know that picture that’s been around on the Internet for a few years, where the biker is stopped on his bike, shaking hands with the Vet in a wheelchair? Well that shot appeared in a number of places with remarks like, “This has got to be the photo of the day!” “Best picture from today!” Etc. So right away, I was just really uncomfortable with the authenticity of a lot of the pictures. I have no idea what really happened!

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