NORWALK - Thousands of motorcycle riders drove through Southwestern Connecticut on Sunday morning to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11.

The Connecticut United Ride, which bills itself as the state's largest 9/11 tribute, is in its 15th year.

Bikers from all across the Northeast participated in the 60-mile ride around Fairfield County.

Proceeds from the ride will benefit Connecticut firefighters and law enforcement, as well as the United Way.