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9/11 Riders Head Out From Pentagon To Ground Zero

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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.
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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.

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