Riders gear up for Ride to the Flags to commemorate September 11

September 11th, 2011

Point Mugu, CA – They ride to remember. More than 1,500 riders will take part in the 2011 Ride to the Flag event on September 11th. The ride commemorates September 11th and those who lost their lives in the attacks.

Ride to the Flags will begin at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu and end at the Pepperdine University. Registration opens at 10:00 AM at Los Posas Road, South of the base entrance where riders receive wristbands to enter the Naval Base for a Celebration of Freedom. At 1:00 PM there will be three minutes of silence, a military color guard presentation and a flyover.

More than 1,500 riders will then begin their journey through some of California’s most beautiful scenery to include the fields of Oxnard and Hidden Valley and the canyons of Malibu. The ride will end at approximately 3:30 PM at Pepperdine University’s 9/11 Memorial Alumni Park where 2,977 full-size American and International flags are flown in remembrance of each innocent life taken on September 11th.

A procession of
 first responders led by bagpipes will start the closing ceremony where Deena Burnett Bailey, the widow 
of Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett will speak. The ceremony will finish with another military flyover and the song, Amazing Grace.

Ride to the Flags is an all-volunteer, charity ride with all of the rider's donations going to charity. Funds raised from this year’s event will be donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Operation Gratitude.

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