This year the Fairfax County Police, Sheriffs Department and Motor Officers from surrounding counties will escort riders from the Fairfax County Couthouse (parking lot on the corner of West Street and Page Avenue in Fairfax).
In past years this has been a short but cool two part ride. The first part is the escorted ride from Fairfax Courthouse up Rt 236 to I-395, the closure of I-395 to all but the escorted riders across the 14th St Bridge on to RFK Stadium. this ride takes only about 45 minutes with about 250 bikers participating in the ride from Fairfax County and a couple of thousand riders leaving RFK. At RFK there are vendors for ride pins and t-shirts. The second part of the ride is the escorted ride from RFK to the Police Memorial near the court house in downtown DC. This ride lasts about 20 minutes. We usually find parking and visit the memorial and the Police Memorial Week gift store. After that we will head out to grab some lunch.
Participants in the escorted ride from Fairfax are requested to arrive at the parking lot on the corner of West Street and Page Avenue in Fairfax at 0800 am. STAR will meet at the back of the lot and will line up with the others at 0830 am. Just before 0900 there is a ride briefing and the group will pull out promptly at 0900.