Ride of the Patriots is 5/27; Affects City Traffic
On May 27, join the Memorial Day celebrations with a hometown parade and the annual Ride of the Patriots. This ride honors military and public safety personnel and is a staging area for Rolling Thunder, a national motorcycle event.
Road closure: From 5:30-10:30 a.m. May 27, eastbound Fairfax Boulevard will be closed from Eaton Place to Fairfax Circle to accommodate thousands of motorcycles expected to line up for the ride. During this time, westbound Fairfax Boulevard from Eaton Place to Fairfax Circle will become a two-way street.
The parade will step off at 7:20 a.m. on eastbound Fairfax Boulevard from Capt. Pell’s Crab House near Plantation Parkway and will end at Patriot Harley-Davidson, 9739 Fairfax Boulevard.
Opening ceremonies begin at 8 a.m. at Patriot Harley-Davidson.
Beginning at 9 a.m., motorcycle riders will depart under police escort for the Pentagon.
Bleachers will be set up for spectators. Veterans groups will sell food and drinks on the route. Please note: no pedestrians will be permitted in the median or roadway during the event.