PRESS – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JUNE 19, 2018

FIRST EVER COMPLETE SEPTEMBER 11TH NATIONAL MEMORIAL TRAIL RIDE

The September 11th National Memorial Trail is ready to ride; Alliance publishes route maps from First-Ever Complete Trail Ride

A group of intrepid bicyclists just completed the first-ever bike ride around the entire September 11th National Memorial Trail. They arrived at the Pentagon on May 3, from where they departed 23 days (and 1,100+ miles) earlier on April 11.  The route they traveled each day can be seen at:

https://www.911trail.org/trail-map/23-daily-trail-routes/

“The idea of a bike route that connects the three September 11th national memorials is no longer a concept, it is a reality.  Everyone is welcome to use the just completed route maps, either in their entirety or in smaller segments.”  said Thomas Baxter, President of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance. 

“The official route will continue to evolve,” said board chair Andy Hamilton, “but this combination of trails and mostly quiet roads is ready to use right now. We just did the ride. It is inspirational and it is spectacular.”

Vice Chair Eric Brenner, who organized the just completed ride, said: “For people who have biked from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh, maybe multiple times, if you are searching of a new experience, this is your trail.  For bikers living in the Mid-Atlantic states tempted to travel out west or to New England to knock new bike trails off of your bucket list, save your time and ride this trail.”

About the September 11th 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. The route includes New York City’s National September 11th Memorial, the Pentagon memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial at Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

 

Contact

Eric Brenner, Ride Coordinator ericlewisbrenner@gmail.com 410-349-6316

Tom Baxter, President tbaxter@911trail.org 412-559-0806

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