UPFFA of Connecticut “CT United Ride” for 9/11 Scheduled for Sunday

September 9 • 2016

Falling on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) of Connecticut (CT) is holding its annual CT United Ride this Sunday, September 11.

The CT United Ride is Connecticut’s largest 9/11 tribute, one of the largest motorcycle rides in New England and the biggest fundraiser for both fire and law enforcement in the state of Connecticut.

“For those that lost their lives, for those that gave their lives, and for those that continue to put their lives on the line each day – that’s why we ride,” says Executive Director of the CT United Ride Fred Garrity Jr.

General President Harold Schaitberger will be both speaking at the event and riding his own motorcycle in the 60-mile motorcade with colleagues from up and down the Northeast coast, including the governor of Connecticut, both U.S. senators, U.S. Representative Himes and other state officials. Rider attendance is expected to reach 5,000, in addition to as many as 15,000 spectators lined up long the road to cheer on the riders.

A 9/11 tribute will begin at 10:30 a.m, with speakers to include many Connecticut political officials, as well as UFPPA of CT President Peter Carozza and General President Harold Schaitberger. Due to the date being on 9/11 and it being an anniversary year, the support for this year’s ride has been overwhelming, with riders coming from Maine to Virginia. The bulk of the motorcyclists are coming from all over Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.

For more information, contact Executive Director Fred Garrity Jr. at (203) 257-2176 or [email protected] or visit the CT United Ride web site.