Southwestern CT - CT’s largest 9/11 tribute, the largest single ride in New England, and the largest fundraiser for both Fire and Law Enforcement in the State of CT is being held on Sunday, Sept. 11. “For those that lost their lives, for those that gave their lives, and for those that continue to put their lives on the line each day – that’s why we ride,” states Fred Garrity Jr., Exec Director of the event.
Various local, state and federal officials along with Gold Star Parents Pat Parry and Wilfredo and Vicki Perez will join the kickoff.
Start Location is at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT. Thousands of Riders from all over the Northeast will gather for the Ride. Fire fighters, law enforcement and supporters are encouraged to join in. The bulk of the motorcyclists come from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Long Island, and New Jersey.
Participants: Attendance is expected to reach over 3,000 with 15,000 spectators lined up along the nine-town 60-mile motorcade route thru Fairfield County, all displaying and waving American Ffags and cheering on the riders. Over 100 Fire Trucks will be out along the route, while 24 Aerial Fire Trucks holding 50’ American Flags in an arch over the roadway will be displayed in each of the towns (residents should check with their local Fire departments).
Motorcyclists’ can Register 2 ways ($30 per rider and $30 per passenger)
Preferred method is to Pre–register on Saturday 9/10/22 the day before the ride at Captains Cove Seaport in Bpt from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Register on Ride Day 9/11/22: 8:00am to 10:15 am at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport
The Opening Ceremony 9/11 Tribute begins at 10:30 AM sharp on Sunday Sept 11, 2022 featuring the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, CT State Firefighters Pipe and Drum Corp, a Moment of Silence with the Fire Bell being rung 11 times beneath two Fire Ladder Trucks holding a 50-foot American Flag.
SAFETY: The Public should know this is a closed route during the motorcade as it passes.
Residents should know that all 9 towns and the CT DOT have granted a State permit for the motorcycles with up to 100 police escorts to ride 60 miles in one continuous line through 9 Fairfield County cities and towns, with no lights and no stops. Motorists are required to wait for the entire motorcade, until that last emergency vehicle passes. Motorcyclists are not allowed to join in as the motorcade passes. Escort Police will be strictly enforcing this.
Motorcycle police from over a dozen CT towns and cities will ensure the safety of the ride. With local town and escort police – in total there are over 25 municipal fire companies, and 35 police departments involved.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE people to line the route to pay tribute to the sacrifice of our fallen and serving Heroes
Please visit the website at http://www.ctunitedride.com/ and on Facebook at “The CT United Ride”
Event is RAIN or SHINE
Westport, Wilton. (Georgetown), Redding, Bethel, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Fairfield, Bridgeport
I-95S between Exits 18 and 17 will be temp closed between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm on 9/11/22
Motorcade Starts 11:30 am sharp from Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, enter I-95S from Entrance at #18 with the slow lane closed down, travel one exit to Exit 17, Saugatuck Ave Rte 136 Westport, to Rte 33 through Westport, to Wilton Rte 7, to Rte 107 Georgetown, to Rte 58N Redding, to Rte 302 Bethel, to Newtown Rte 25 through Monroe, to Main Street Trumbull, to Old Town Rd, to Park Ave in Fairfield continuing on Park Ave through Bridgeport down to Seaside Park on the Water with Bpt Fire Rescue 5 and Battalion Chief leading the Park Ave Motorcade. Arrive in Seaside Park Bridgeport at approx 1:15 pm.