PRESS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 3-21-18

September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance Announces First-Ever Complete Trail Ride, April 11-May 3,
2018

Starting on April 11 (at the Pentagon), the September 11 National Memorial Trail Alliance will lead the first-ever
complete bike ride connecting the three 9-11 memorial locations. The inaugural ride will encompass 23-days, and
cover almost 1,300 miles. The small group of core riders, all Board Members, will follow the current mapped route
(sharing improvements to the bike route in May), increase awareness of the Trail, and support the local
communities currently making improvements on segments of the alignment.

Trail Maps

“After many years of dedicated volunteer efforts and support in dozens of communities, we’re looking forward to
sharing a Trail designed to commemorate the tragic events of 9/11 and to celebrate what’s best about America,” said
Thomas Baxter, Executive Director of the Sept. 11th National Memorial Trail.

Eric Brenner, 9/11 Trail Board Vice Chair and Ride Coordinator “The multi-day ride is closed to outside riders
for logistical reasons, but there will be opportunities for local riders to join in when the group passes through their
communities and at key destinations such as the Flight 93 Memorial and Pentagon.”

Events and press activities will be set up each day with local partners provided opportunities to learn more about
the September 11th National Memorial Trail. The Organization’s Board Members with the most direct ties to each
memorial https://www.911trail.org/the-board/ will be involved with activities at the Pentagon Memorial, Flight
93 National Memorial, and the September 11 National Memorial and Museum in New York City. During the ride,
the group will bike on a range of local and regional trails that make up the 911 Trail, visit National and State parks,
and stop at other locations on the route that honor the memory of those who lost their lives that day.

Tim Brown, 911 Trail Board, Retired FDNY Firefighter, and founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security “After September 11th, in every firehouse around NYC, the words “Never Forget” became the mantra.
These words have special meaning to us, but in particular they mean Never Forget the individual lives that were
lost that day. Never Forget who they each were. Never Forget their parents, their spouses, their children their
legacy. So when you ride or walk this Trail, keep these people in your thoughts and prayers. Never Forget.”

About the September 11​th​National Memorial Trail
The 501c3 organization’s mission is to spearhead the development of a 1,300-mile Trail connecting the three 9/11
memorial sites and communities as one.

Ride Schedule (w/overnights)
Day 1 (4/11): 10am Arlington VA, Pentagon, 11am C&O Canal Mile 0, (Lock House 28, mp 49)
Day 2 (4/12): Brunswick breakfast, Harper’s Ferry w/Canal Towns Partnership (10am), Williamsport lunch,
Four Locks (Lock House 49, mp 109) C&O Canal Trust (6pm)
Day 3 (4/13): Hancock breakfast (Park-n-Dine), Cumberland dinner, 6:30pm (Attiani’s), Inn on Decatur
Day 4 (4/14): Meyersdale lunch, Berlin, PA
Day 5 (4/15): 10am Flt. 93 Memorial, lunch 12:30pm (Lincoln Cafe), Johnstown (Holiday Inn)
Day 6 (4/16): Hollidaysburg
Day 7 (4/17): Canal Basin Park (9:30am), Huntingdon
Day 8 (4/18): breakfast (Top’s Diner, Mill Creek), Mifflintown
Day 9 (4/19): 3:30pm DCNR, Harrisburg
Day 10(4/20): Reading
Day 11(4/21): 9:30am, Schuylkill River trail clean-up, Weissport (Canal Edge Guest House),
Day 12(4/22): 10am Weissport event, Easton
Day 13(4/23): Andover, NJ (NJ Forest Fire Service HQ),
Day 14:(4/24): Andover Diner breakfast, lunch Chester Field House, Morristown (Best Western)
Day 15:(4/25): 9:30am Eagle Rock Reservation, Liberty State Park, ferry, 3pm NYC memorial
Day 16(4/26): Princeton Junction
Day 17(4/27): Trenton, Doylestown, PA
Day 18(4/28): Valley Forge, Wayne
Day 19(4/29): 12pm Conshohocken Brewery, Philadelphia
Day 20(4/30): 10am Schuylkill River Dev. Corp., Newark DE
Day 21(5/1): 2pm Perryville MD, MARC station, 6:30pm dinner, R House (301 W. 29th St.) Baltimore, MD
Day 22(5/2): breakfast (Handlebar Cafe), 9:30am 9-11 memorial, 3pm State House, Annapolis,
Day 23(5/3): 10:30am WB&A trail (Panera MLK Hwy), 12:30pm lunch (REI), 2pm Pentagon

Financial Trail Ride Supporters
REI, Point Park University, Crystal Steel Fabricators, Dominion Energy, CycleLife HQ, PA DCNR, Alta Planning +
Design, Laird Recreation & Land Planning, C&O Canal Trust, Doylestown Bike Works, Rothrock Outfitters, Capital
Trails Coalition, The Circuit, National Park Service, New Jersey State Park Service, New Jersey Forest Fire Service,
Morris County Parks, National 9-11 Memorial and Museum, Friends of Liberty State Park, New Jersey Bike & Walk
Coalition, Great Allegheny Passage, Main Line Canal Greenway, Schuylkill River Greenways, East Coast Greenway,
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Morris Area Freewheelers Foundation, Washington-Rochambeau
National Historic Trail, Maryland DOT/MARC, Berlin (PA) Borough, Northampton County (PA).

Contact
Tom Baxter, Executive Director, tbaxter@911trail.org 412-559-0806
Eric Brenner, Ride Coordinator ericlewisbrenner@gmail.com 410-349-6316

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