'Freedom Run' to Benefit 9/11 Responders - Motorcycle Rally and Festival at Liberty State Park

| From

HACKENSACK, N.J., April 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over 2,000 motorcycles are expected to roll past New York's "Ground Zero" on Saturday, May 10, as they participate in the "Freedom Run" motorcycle rally and festival. Riding side-by-side, the motorcycles are anticipated to stretch for five miles and will pay tribute to the 9/11 first responders of the FealGood Foundation who are now gravely ill as a result of their service at the site of the World Trade Center collapse.

Caption: FealGood Foundation"I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from the motorcycle community. We are grateful for the support of Bergen Harley-Davidson, and pledge that every dollar raised will help give dignity to a 9/11 responder who has been forgotten by their government," says John Feal, president and founder of the FealGood Foundation. The nonprofit organization advocates and raises money for the 40,000 who came from all over America and the world to do search, recovery and clean up at Ground Zero, 70 percent of whom are now sick or have died.

Leading the motorcycles will be NYFD Engine #343, named in honor of the 343 NYC firefighters who perished in the attacks, which will be ridden my numerous rescue workers and first responders. The run will depart from the Hackensack Court House, 10 Main Street, at 11:00 a.m., and travel across the George Washington Bridge before passing the Ground Zero.

At the site, motorcyclists will pay homage to a police and fire department color guard before proceeding through the Holland Tunnel and out to Liberty Island. The pack arrive at Liberty State Park at roughly 1:30 and take part in a festival of food, live music by The Rolling Bones, motorcycle high wire thrill show, fly-over by the War Birds historic military aircraft, and more.

"This is an unprecedented event here in the New York and New Jersey area," says Liz DiGennaro of Bergen Harley-Davidson-Buell, sponsor of the event. "We hope it will bring attention to the real American heroes who spent days and months sifting through the rubble of the burning buildings looking for survivors and bringing dignity to those who perished."

The police-escorted run and festival are free and all models of bikes are welcome. For more information or to register call 201-843-6930 or visit

News Source:
Like, Share, Save this press release:
  TWEET   SHARE   G+   STUMBLE   LinkedIn   Instapaper   Buffer

The content of the above press release was provided by the “news source” (FealGood Foundation) or authorized agency, who is solely responsible for its accuracy. Send2Press® is the originating wire service for this story and content is Copr. © 2008 FealGood Foundation with newswire version Copr. © 2008 Send2Press (a service of Neotrope). All trademarks acknowledged.

Rights granted for reproduction by any legitimate news organization. However, if news is cloned/scraped verbatim, then original attribution must be maintained with link back to this page as “original syndication source.” Resale of this content for commercial purposes is prohibited without a license. Reproduction on any site selling a competitive service is also prohibited. Information is believed accurate, as provided by news source or authorized agency, however is not guaranteed, and you assume all risk for use of any information found herein/hereupon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
STORY READS for this single page only, as of Oct 24 2016:
[ count retired 8.4.16 ]

back to top
REFERENCES: FealGood Foundation Freedom Run, motorcycle rally and festival, FealGood Foundation Freedom Run, New York motorcycle rally and festival, nonprofit organization advocates and raises money, 9/11 ground zero, gravely ill, site of the World Trade Center collapse, festival of food, live music by The Rolling Bones, Liz DiGennaro, Bergen Harley-Davidson-Buell, NYFD Engine 343, John Feal, NY firefighters, news, press release from FealGood Foundation, Apr 25, 2008, Regional Events, , , , , 'Freedom Run' to Benefit 9/11 Responders - Motorcycle Rally and Festival at Liberty State Park