'2 Million Biker Ride' departs Kodak for Washington, D.C.

'2 Million Biker Ride' departs Kodak for Washington, D.C.

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More than 1,000 bikers from different states met at a staging area Tuesday morning at Smokies Stadium in Kodak. More than 1,000 bikers from different states met at a staging area Tuesday morning at Smokies Stadium in Kodak.

KODAK (WATE) - Thousands of motorcyclists, many of which are from Tennessee, are making their way to Washington, D.C. as part of the 2 Million Biker Ride to honor 9/11 victims.

More than 1,000 bikers from different states met at a staging area Tuesday morning at Smokies Stadium in Kodak.

A 6 News crew is traveling with them on the first leg of the journey to the nation's capital.

The event was started to counter the 9/11 Million Muslim March in Washington. Those with the "2 Million Biker Ride" say they are doing it to honor victims, families of victims, and soldiers in the war on terror.

"We are supporting those that died on 9/11, and we're patriots, and a little underlying message to our government: they're not representing us in the ways they should be representing us," said participant Bob Buckley.

The estimated 50,000 bikers are set to reach Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

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