On Sept. 11, 2013, bikers nationwide took part in the movement “2 Million Bikers to D.C.” to show their support for the families and loved ones of victims in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. You may watch video footage from their rally here: Watch 2 Million Bikers Rally to Washington D.C.
The ride began as a way to show solidarity for the victims after it was announced that a Muslim led protest “Million Muslim March” would be conducted in Washington D.C. on the National Day of Remembrance and Service.
“Million Muslim March” proved to be a bust, but the 2 million bikers couldn’t be stopped. Not even when a ride permit that would have enabled them to commute together through the streets of D.C. was denied; bikers made their way past the National Mall and other memorials in small groups.
The 2 million bikers' Facebook page has received enormous support with messages flooding in by the minute and new likes being clicked by the thousands. The page has received more than 100,000 likes overnight and it is clear that a vast majority of citizens support the bikers.
As the bikers made their way down highways, you could hear the sound of car horns beeping, or even see a person or two standing at an overhead pass waving to the bikers. The bikers showed their patriotism by attaching flags to their bikes or donning patriotic bandanas, pins or other embellishments.
What did you think about the “Million Muslim March” and the “2 Million Bikers Rally to Washington D.C.?” Did you agree or disagree with the Million Muslim March, and did you support the bikers? Do you think the bikers should have received the permit and been allowed to ride through the streets of D.C. as one?