3rd Annual Patriot Ride – We will Never Forget!

Sep 10, 15 3rd Annual Patriot Ride – We will Never Forget!

In 16 hours, we’ll leave Long Island on a 1400 mile journey, and attempt to do this ride in under 24 hours while paying our respects at GZ, Arlington, Pentagon and Shanksville.

This Ride is also how we show our appreciation to all those that ran into the buildings that’s day and worked the pile. 1400 miles in 24 hours pushes our endurance to the max, just the same as all the responder’s did for days and weeks following the tragic day of 9/11/01.

This is not a fundraising ride, this is just is just how we decided to spend this day, and hopefully spread more 9/11 awareness of NEVER FORGETING!


The September 11 attacks resulted in 2,977 immediate (attack time) deaths. The immediate deaths include 246 victims on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,587 in New York City in the World Trade Center and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. About 292 people were killed at street level by burning debris and falling bodies of those who had jumped or fallen from the World Trade Center’s windows. All the deaths in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon. There were 417 first responders killed. 55 Active duty service members were killed. 40 people were killed on Flight 93. Some immediate victims were not added to the list until years later.


The news media has traditionally described the attacks as the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor, but in fact there were several hundred more casualties on September 11, 2001 than there were in the December 1941 Pearl Harbor ambush. Not since the last battles of the Civil War had there been a domestic assault with greater loss of life.


On Friday September 11th, 2015 We will have Our Patriot Ride to Honor these Hero’s & Victims.


We will be leaving the Veteran Activity Center (2184 Pond Rd Ronkonkoma) at 0200 hrs.

We will be keeping to a tight schedule to allow for 1200 miles in 24 hours – serious riders only and big fuel tanks please.


Here’s how the fuel stops & itinerary will work, and the miles between them, plan is to try to add few more miles so we can get the 1000 miles in within the 24 hours………………….


Leave LIMA AIRPORT, Ronkonkoma, at 0200 hrs. Ride by GZ (0245hrs), Holland tunnel to Stockton fuel stop NJ – approx. 135 miles.

Stockton (KSU 0430hrs) to Chesapeake House approx. 90 miles.

Chesapeake House Rest Stop (KSU 0600hrs) to Norfolk VA (by way of Chesapeake Bay Bridge – approx. 270 miles

Norfolk VA to Arlington, approx. 290 miles

Arlington to Leesburg VA, approx. 50 miles

(We will be having lunch in Leesburg – approx. 40 minutes)

Leesburg to Cumberland MD, approx. 135 miles

Cumberland to Shanksville / Somerset, approx. 100 miles (uphill)

(Dinner at Shanksville FD)

Somerset to Carlisle, approx. 140 miles

Carlisle to Allentown, approx. 140 miles

Allentown to Manhattan, approx. 120 miles

Manhattan to Ronkonkoma, appox 60 miles.



And can also be reached by cell phone 631.294.5248 / email frankb@bootsonthegroundny.com


Never Forget & Always Honor,

Frank Bania

Founder / President – Boots on the Ground NY,   www.Bootsonthegroundny.com

Board member – Honor Flight Long Island, www.Honorflightlongisland.org

Road Captain – Americas 9/11 Foundation, www.americas911foundation.org


America must never be allowed to Forget.

We Ride for Awareness, We Ride for Patriotism, We Ride for America!patriot day

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