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911 Ride moves through downtown Cumberland

August 17th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

More than 600 motorcyclists took part Friday in the  17th annual America's 911 Ride with the event once again winding through downtown Cumberland before continuing to the Pentagon Memorial site and Ground Zero in New York City. Riders from all over the country arrived at Somerset, Pennsylvania, traveling to the Flight 93 Memorial before making the trip to Cumberland. The ride included  more than 100 escorting motorcycle police officers from around the country. In Cumberland the  911 ride ran from Mechanic Street to Frederick Street to Bedford Road and east to Rocky Gap State Park.  This is the 17th ride. It was started to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and their victims, raise funds for a scholarship program dedicated to the children of EMS personnel, firefighters and police officers and to help emergency services organizations with funds, materials, equipment and volunteers.

One Response to “911 Ride moves through downtown Cumberland”

  1. August 17, 2018 at 4:20 pm, mary lou dawson said:

    I do not recall seeing an approximate time that the riders would be arriving in Cumberland. I hate that I missed it this year.

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