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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A large group of motorcyclists left Central Virginia this morning for Washington, D.C. The bikers are part of the 2 Million Bikers to D.C. event designed to honor victims of the September 11 attacks.

“We’re riding in remembrance of the 9/11 catastrophe. We’re showing our support and patriotism by riding to D.C,” local organizer Steve Brantley said this morning before the ride. “I’m very patriotic. I believe in America and this is the least I can do to show my support and remember those fallen heroes from 9/11.”

Brantley said riders from as far away as Georgia and South Carolina left along with the group from Central Virginia. He said bikers from California left last week to meet in D.C. today.