Annual Motorcycle Ride Honors 9/11 First Responders

NY 1 - September 20, 2009

Some tough bikers hit the road for a charity event in Manhattan Saturday to honor the first responders of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

The Eighth Annual Ground Zero Charity Motorcycle Ride ran from the World Trade Center site to Kutcher's Grove in Pomona, N.Y. Hundreds of bikers raised money for families of first responders who lost their lives in the aftermath of the terror attacks.

Organizers say the ride not only honors heroes of September 11th, but also those fighting the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"It's become more patriotic. The fact that our veterans are coming home wounded, everybody feels a desire to be a part of this, to help out veterans," said organizer Gregg Nolan. "And that's what we're here doing today is to get the word out to support our vets."

"It's a great ride, it's for a very, very good cause. So we're just here to support everybody," said rider Beth Katzman.

The ride was sponsored by New York State AFL-CIO and dozens of Building Trades Unions. All proceeds will go to the charity Tuesday's Children.