Project 911 – Indianapolis – April 9, 2011

The weather was a mix of pretty much everything over the course of this event.   On April 9, 2011, members from Chapter 044 had the honor of joining many other chapters and tens of thousands of other riders in the honor guard escort of two steel beams from the World Trade Center Twin Towers as they traveled to Indianapolis, IN to become part of the 9-11 memorial being constructed there.  Members met up with a number of Ohio and Indiana Chapters in Liberty, IN to travel as a group to the staging location in Richmond.  While in Richmond, the rain began, but it didn’t seem to dampen spirits any.  In Richmond, we welcomed the arrival of the beams and attended a ceremony there.   After that, it was kickstands up as the massive group of bikes escorted the beams to Indy.  Bikes stretched for miles down the expressway.  Some reports have tallied the count at 16,000.  Others have reported that bikes passed by for an hour and a half.  It was awe inspiring.    Once in Indy, we participated in another ceremony before heading back.  Check out our pictures below, and be sure to visit the chapter’s facebook page as well.  There we’ve linked videos and other images from the event.

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Members of SCRC Chapter 44 meet up with other Ohio and Indiana Chapters to ride into Richmond as a group for staging of the Project 911 Ride

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Members of SCRC Chapter 44, along with tens of thousands of other riders staged in Richmond, IN waiting on the arrival of the beams from the Twin Towers. After the welcome ceremony, the riders escorted the procession to Indianapolis

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Members of SCRC Chapter 44, along with tens of thousands of other riders escorted the beams from the Twin Towers to Indianapolis where they will become part of the Project 911 Indianapolis memorial, expected to be dedicated September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of the attacks.