America’s 9/11 Foundation's annual motorcycle ride will roll through downtown Leesburg on Friday, according to town officials.
The ride, set to begin in Somerset, Pennsylvania, and stop at the Pentagon before ending at the World Trade Center site, honors the memory of the volunteers and victims who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The parade of motorcycles is expected to enter Leesburg heading south on Business Route 15 around 1:15 p.m. and will travel down King Street through historic downtown. The motorcycles will proceed from South King Street to the Route 7-Route 15 Bypass and onto the Dulles Greenway.
The 1:15 p.m. mark is an estimation, town officials say. Shifts could come due to traffic, weather or unforeseen circumstances.
King Street will be closed to traffic as the motorcycles pass through town. All King Street intersections will be closed to east-west pedestrian and vehicular cross traffic. The road closures are expected to last 30 to 45 minutes until the motorcycles clear town.
Anyone wishing to see the riders as they pass through Leesburg are encouraged to arrive no later than 1 p.m. Parking will be available in several areas around downtown, including the Town Hall Parking Garage, the Church Street Parking Lot and the Liberty Street Parking Lot. In an effort to ensure safety, spectators are asked not to hand anything to the riders.
More information can be found at Americas911ride.org.