Permit Denied to Two Million Bikers Ride: Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2013; But They Will Ride Strong and Free!
organizers of the Two Million Bikers Ride in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2013 say its permit for a “no-stop ride” through the city has been denied. One day later, The One Million Muslim March announced their permit was approved. Both events were scheduled for September 11, 2013.
Reading between the lines, because there are few details, the Biker’s no-stop license may have allowed them to ride past the war memorials in Washington and other significant places without stopping for stoplights and stop signs.
Earlier postings said the city “thanked the organizers for getting a permit for the 9/11 event…although they were not required to do so as riding is a First-Amendment right.”
The ride is still on. Now the bikers say they will ride the city streets all day long, obeying every law, stopping for every street light, and yielding to every pedestrian.
Here are the details from two Facebook postings and note that the final route is not being published: