"2 Million Bikers" to D.C, this group is coming to the nation's capitol despite not being granted a permit. Maybe in this case it’s better to say, they're coming through D.C., permit or no permit! It’s not illegal to ride your motorcycle through Washington D.C. and that’s what the "2 Million Bikers" group plans to do, just ride, according to US News on Sept. 9.
The organizers of the group posted a message to the folks in D.C. on the "2 Million Bikers" to D.C. page:
"We find this regretful for the residents and businesses of that great city, and humbly offer our apologies. What could have been a one or two hour ride through will now likely be an all-day event."
It's legal for motorcycles to drive through D.C. and they plan to do it after 11a.m. undeterred on 9/11. The final route of the ride won’t be posted, the organizers added into their Facebook statement.
“2 Million Bikers" is going to cause clogged roads no matter how steadily they roll along and it’s unclear if police have plans to take any type of action against this biker demonstration.
Riders have every intention of keeping the ride safe and within the laws, such as yielding for pedestrians and obeying traffic lights, speed limits and any other rules of the road. Police will only say that they will take action “if a crime is committed.”
Because they don’t have a permit, it would be illegal for the bikers to stop and take part in activities, but riding through Washington D.C. is not a crime. The bikers are coming on Wednesday, 9/11.