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TOL PR 2016-08-02 9-11 Ride Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 America’s 9/11 Foundation Final Motorcycle Ride To Travel Through Leesburg on Friday, August 19, 2016 Leesburg, VA (August 2, 2016) – August 19th will bring the final commemorative motorcycle ride of America’s 9/11 Foundation through Leesburg. The annual ride, which will begin in Somerset, PA, and stop at the Pentagon before ending at the World Trade Center site, honors the memory of the heroes, volunteers and victims who lost their lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001. The parade of motorcycles is expected to enter Leesburg heading south on Business Route 15 around 2:00pm and will travel down King Street through the historic downtown. The motorcycles will proceed from South King Street to the Route 7/15 Bypass and onto the Dulles Greenway. The time the riders will enter Leesburg is approximate, based on traffic, road construction and weather. King Street will be closed to traffic as the motorcycles pass through town. All King Street intersections will be closed to east-west pedestrian and vehicular cross traffic. The road closures are expected to last 25 to 30 minutes until the motorcycles are clear of town. Anyone wishing to come downtown, watch and cheer on the riders as they pass through Leesburg are encouraged to arrive no later than 1:30pm. Parking will be available in several areas around downtown, including the Town Hall Parking Garage, the Liberty Street Parking Lot (Liberty & Royal Streets), and the Pennington Parking Lot (Church & North Streets). Spectators are asked not to hand anything to the motorcycle riders or passengers, for safety reasons. For more information, visit www.americas911ride.org. # # #