Bikers rev up their engines for annual Sept. 11 tribute

Nearly 2,000 bikers lined the streets of southwestern Connecticut Sunday to remember those who died on Sept. 11.

The Connecticut United Ride is that state?s largest Sept. 11 tribute and organizers say the annual ride keeps getting bigger and bigger. Only a few hundred riders turned out for last year?s event.

The bikers took some time to remember that day and how it touched their own lives. They say the point of the event is to honor and remember those who gave their lives and continue to do so.

Firefighters, police officers and EMS workers were included in the group of bikers. They rode 60 miles and passed through 11 towns in the area.

The annual event has helped raise thousands of dollars for local police and fire emergency relief funds.

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