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The motorcycle tribute to 9/11 victims is making its way through Northern Virginia.

This isn't the first ride organized by America's 9/11 foundation, but it is the first time Virginia's State Police felt the need to get involved. Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, 1,800 riders are participating so far, with more expected to join today and tomorrow.

Virginia State Police are leading the procession, which arrived, and then crossed into Virginia's Loudoun County a little after 2 p.m. this afternoon. The event will be blocking off various exit ramps and intersections along the way.

Sterling resident Cathy Brocke came out to Leesburg to see the bikers go by, and she says even though traffic may be bad on the way home, she's happy to see the procession.

"This is well worth it," she says. "Awesome these guys are doing this."

Tonight the riders will camp out near the Pentagon, and tomorrow morning will begin making their way to New York and the site of the World Trade Center attack.

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