Thousands of bikers from around the country filled the streets of Washington, D.C., Wednesday in a ride to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The group, called 2 Million Bikers to DC, hoped to have a no-stop ride through the nation's capital, but the National Park Service and the Metropolitan Police Department denied them a permit.
The ride was initially organized to protest the "Million Muslim March."
"They picked the wrong day to do it," rider Kelly Volb told the Washington Times. "This is to remember everyone who perished on 9/11, out of respect to them."
The bikers circled the Beltway and then entered the streets of D.C. in smaller groups.
People on the sidewalks enjoyed seeing the riders and hearing the 'roars' of their bikes. Many considered their ride patriotic.