From Washington D.C. to NYC, Bike Trail to Connect National 9/11 Memorials

From Washington D.C. to NYC, Bike Trail to Connect National 9/11 Memorials

David Brickley (left), president of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, the alliance’s vice president, Andy Hamilton (center), and alliance board member Ben Swecker, leave the Flight 93 Memorial Visitor Center on Sept. 12, 2015. Photo by Kecia Bal.

Starting on Sept. 10, cyclists will be able to traverse a 21-mile segment from the Pentagon Memorial to the Flight 93 National Memorial as part of the National September Memorial Trail initiative, according to The Tribute-Democrat of Johnston, Pa.

The September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance, which is behind the national bike trail, has planned a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. at the Flight 93 National Memorial on the eve of the 15-year anniversary of the 2001 terror strikes, Mark Pesto of the Tribute-Democrat reported.

The section is a part of the 1,300-mile trail, which connects three 9/11 memorials by on-road routes and multiuse trails. Those three memorials include the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center, the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va.

“The connection to the other sites is important to allow visitors to understand the attacks and heroism shown at the Pentagon and World Trade Center on 9/11,” Keith Newlin, Flight 93 National Memorial’s deputy superintendent, told the newspaper.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff