I read an article earlier that reminded me how great it is to be a part of the brotherhood of bikers. It was also a reminder of how cool it is to be part of this site! At some point this site will explode with members. Right now I am happy to know I was here from the beginning.... :)
The article was about how bikers from across the country rode to Chicago to participate in the "Ride to Remember" in Chicago. It's a Chicago Police Department fund-raiser to benefit families of fallen officers. One guy rode 1700 miles from his home in Arizona to be in Chicago for this event. His brother in law died many years ago, on duty.
Several hundred bikers participated in the eight annual event. And the debate remains as to what is the "glue" that keeps this benefit together. Some believe it is the brotherhood of police officers. Some believe it is the brotherhood of bikers. Being a rider and having police officers in my family I would like to believe its both.
The procession lasted 45 minutes and started in the "Harrison District." The bikes traveled approximately 12 miles, just past Soldier Field and they stopped at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park. Proceeds from the ride will benefit the kids of fallen police officers in Chicago.