The 2021 Rolling to Remember Demonstration Ride will pre-stage in Parking Lot 8 at RFK Stadium on May 30 before riding to and around the National Mall.
WASHINGTON D.C. (May 11) - AMVETS, which is organizing the massive pro-veterans Memorial Day Weekend demonstration, had previously announced the expected 50,000 to 100,000 motorcycles would stage in the streets of downtown Washington. That changed today when Mayor Muriel Bowser on May 10 granted RFK Stadium permission to rent the parking lot to AMVETS for this 1st Amendment event.
Road closures, which will last for several hours, will include sections of Southeast Blvd., 395-W, Maine Ave. SW, Independence Ave., Constitution Ave., and Pennsylvania Ave. Intersections and side streets around those roads will also need to be closed. Full route details will be released this week.
The demonstration will begin departing RFK Parking Lot 8 at noon that Sunday. The departure is expected to last about five hours.
Only properly licensed two- and three-wheeled vehicles will be permitted into the staging lot. Only vehicles that come through the official staging area will be permitted onto the ride route. Helmets are required for all riders and passengers. Riders are asked to refrain from driving through Washington’s residential neighborhoods while heading to RFK Stadium. Firearms, to include functional and non-functional replicas, should not be brought to this event.
This demonstration aims to raise awareness of our nation’s more than 80,000 Missing In Action servicemembers and Prisoners of War, as well as awareness of the mental health crisis taking the lives of some 20 veterans a day by suicide. Full details will be published at www.rollingtoremember.com.
Miles Migliara, Chief Communications Officer, AMVETS
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