Every year since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, America’s 9/11 Foundation has ridden to the sites where victims, heroes and volunteers lost their lives, to commemorate their memory. Friday will mark the final commemorative motorcycle ride of the foundation through Leesburg. The annual ride begins in Somerset, Pennsylvania, comes through Loudoun County, and continues to the Pentagon before ending at the World Trade Center site.
The parade of motorcycles is expected to enter Leesburg heading south on Business Route 15 around 2 p.m. and will travel down King Street through the historic downtown. Motorcyclists will ride from South King Street to the Route 7/15 Bypass and onto the Dulles Greenway.
All King Street intersections will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles moving east to west, and the road will remain closed until 25 to 30 minutes after motorcycle riders have passed through the town. Spectators are encouraged to arrive no later than 1:30 p.m. and are asked not to hand anything to the motorcycle riders or passengers for safety reasons, Betsy Arnett, Leesburg’s Public Information Officer said.