Motorcycle ride to honor 9/11 victims

Motorcycle ride to honor 9/11 victims

DANVILLE — The Illinois & Indiana Firefighters Association is holding a one-day motorcycle ride on Sept. 15 to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks.

The 9/11 Memorial Ride is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville, and end around 4:45 p.m. at the Friendly Tavern, 216 E. South St., Danville. It is open to all vehicles.

The ride will take participants through Vermilion County and parts of Champaign County.

Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m. at McDonald's at the Village Mall, 3195 N. Vermilion St. A biker blessing will be held at 9:40 a.m.

Organizers are asking for a $10 donation per person. All proceeds will go to the association's Fallen Firefighter Fund.

Ride T-shirts will be on sale. There will also be a 50/50 raffle drawing.

Lunch will be held in Paxton and provided by the Paxton Fire Department.

For more information, call Dan Hudson at 474-5177.

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ROB McCOLLEY wrote on August 27, 2013 at 11:08 am
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This could be a great opportunity to check for illegal exhaust systems. Of course that would never happen.

sweet caroline wrote on August 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Hunting down my ear plugs as we speak.  In the past, those cycles have been so loud that my windows shook. 

Thugsmom wrote on August 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm

If people realized how big hearted bikers are and all they good they do for people, I think the loud pipes can be overlooked.  Just hope you or a family member never have to be on the receiving end of what these generous folk do for others!