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September 9, 2013

Honoring their sacrifice

Area bikers ride to U.S. capital to honor 9/11 heroes, victims

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

“My part of the trip from Milledgeville to D.C. is 740 miles one way, or 1,480 miles round-trip. I’ll be riding my 2005 Kawaski Vulcan Classic 800 in red and chrome,” Popp said. “Out of Georgia, nine riders are taking support vehicles with trailers to follow us up.”

As of noon Thursday, more than 45,000 bikers from across the country had planned to participate in the ride via Facebook.

“On the state level, the support has been outrageous. We have probably 500 to 600 people that are going through Facebook, and from that the word has just spread,” Popp said. “There are some people from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming who are leaving this weekend. It’s definitely drawing national attention.”

Dan Wormsley of Crazy Inkz Tattoos in Tennille couldn’t make the trip but wanted to be part of it. He is sponsoring Popp and supporting the cost of his ride.

“This will be the longest ride I’ve ever ridden and with a group like this,” Popp said. “I’m looking forward to the ride. Being a veteran and a patriotic American, I feel this is necessary and something I need to do in my lifetime. I’m excited.”

For more information about the ride or to participate, call Popp at 478--234-5409, or visit the 2 Million Bikers to DC GA Facebook page.

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