9/11 Riders Head Out From Pentagon To Ground Zero | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

9/11 Riders Head Out From Pentagon To Ground Zero

Play associated audio
The hundreds of riders participating in America's 9/11 Foundation tribute are heading to New York today on the final leg of their journey to Ground Zero.
Jonathan Wilson
The hundreds of riders participating in America's 9/11 Foundation tribute are heading to New York today on the final leg of their journey to Ground Zero.

This morning the hundreds of motorcyclists participating in a 9/11 commemoration are leaving the Pentagon and heading to Ground Zero.

The ride through the D.C. area has gone remarkably smoothly.

The hundreds of riders participating in America's 9/11 Foundation tribute are heading to New York today on the final leg of their journey to Ground Zero.

The 12-mile-long procession rode into Virginia around 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon from Pennsylvania, raising fears of a traffic nightmare when police along the route closed parts of I-66.

But a spokesperson for Virginia's Department of Transportation says things went remarkably smoothly and suspects many people heeded warnings about the expected traffic tie-ups and worked from home on Friday.

Cathy Brocke was among the hundreds of spectators gathered in Leesburg to watch the riders go by.

"This is awesome,"Brocke said."God bless America."

The riders arrived at the Pentagon after visiting the crash site of United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. They expect to reach Ground Zero in New York by Sunday.

NPR

FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans visited the set of FX's cross-border crime drama, discovering the way the show's Spanish-language scenes help reveal new dimensions to the series' Mexican characters.
NPR

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
WAMU 88.5

Legal Limbo No More: Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.

NPR

'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad free, invite only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.