CT United Ride To Roll Through Newtown, Region On Saturday
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a large contingent of motorcycles, joined by a police escort, will roll through Newtown and other area towns to honor those who died on September 11, 2001.
The 20th CT United Ride will pass through town around noon that day, following a similar route as years past.
Last year’s ride, which would have been the event’s 20th annual outing, was among the COVID cancellations.
The ride this year will begin at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport — a new starting point — but will then follow its traditional route through Fairfield County.
Connecticut’s largest 9/11 tribute, the CT United Ride is the largest single ride in New England and the largest fundraiser for both fire and law enforcement in the state.
The motorcade will depart from Westport at 11:30 am and head west, then north, to Route 7 in Wilton, to Route 107 in Georgetown, to Route 58 North in Redding, to Route 302 in Bethel, to Route 25 in Newtown and Monroe, to Main Street in Trumbull, to Old Town Road, to Park Ave in Fairfield, and continuing on Park Avenue through Bridgeport and down to Seaside Park.
Arrival in Seaside Park is approximately 1:15 pm.
In addition to a few thousand motorcycles participating, an escort division of motorcycle police from multiple departments leads and follows the riders. As a result, side roads are closed the ride passes through each section of town.
Spectators are invited to line up along the ten-town, 60-mile motorcade route, to display and wave American flags.
In addition, there will be multiple fire trucks stopped along the route, among them up to 24 aerial fire trucks holding 50-foot American flags suspended over the roadway, including locations in Newtown.
For additional information about the ride and final registration visit ctunitedride.com .