In response to the planned “Million Muslim March” in Washington, D.C., on 9/11, bikers announced their own rival 2 Million Biker Ride. This weekend, news surfaced on blogs and Twitter that D.C. had denied the bikers an event permit.
Permit Denied to 2 Million Bikers to DC on 9.11.13 http://t.co/1SKdkjFiM2
— NoisyRoom (@terresamonroe) September 8, 2013
Washington DC has DENIED our permit for a no-stop ride through Washington DC. 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. We will be obeying all laws. We will be stopping at all stoplights, stop signs, and yielding to all pedestrians.
RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES OF WASHINGTON DC: On behalf of the National “2 Million Bikers to DC” Team, please accept our sincere apologies. We did the right thing and went through the proper channels to secure a no-stop permit to ride through your great city. We wanted to ride an established route, which would have taken us past the Viet Nam Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial, across the bridge into Virginia, and that’s it! We would have been completely out of Washington DC, and your city would have been back to normal.
The National Team fully expected our permit to be rejected, and have already drafted a Plan-B.
Participants are moving forward.
UPDATE ON 2 MILLION MAN BIKER MARCH TO D.C. ON 9-11: Ride on, brothers! http://t.co/rMaEmtFTHN
— ProLifeProGod.Com (@ProLifeProGod) September 8, 2013
Heading off Monday for the 2 million biker ride to DC for the 9-11 protest of the Muslim celebration at Capitol. Should be interesting.
— Big Al (@bigalhdfl) September 8, 2013
The official Facebook page for the 2 Million Bikers to DC event is here.