The Connecticut United Ride to support first responders and their families from 9/11 takes place on Sunday. The largest 9/11 tribute in Connecticut is the largest fund raiser for both fire and law enforcementl. The rain or shine 10-town 60-mile motorcade will move through Fairfield County, including Wilton, Redding, Bethel,Newtown, and Monroe. The route winds along Route 7 in Wilton, to Route 107, to Route 58 in Redding, to Route 302 in Bethel, to Route 25 through Newtown and Monroe.
Drivers are asked for patience as the motorcade goes along the route. Motorcyclists are not allowed tojoin in as the motorcade passes. Escort police will bestrictly enforcing this. 1,000 or more motorcycles are expected.
A tribute ceremony in Norwalk will kick off the event and feature remarks from 4th District Congressman Jim Himes, U.S. SenatorsRichard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, 9/11 Survivor Dan Geraghty, Gold Star parents, and other state of local officials.
This year’s ride is dedicated to CT State Trooper FirstClass Walter Greene who led the event for years and volunteered at Ground Zero. He recently passed away from 9/11 illness complications.