Meetup at IHOP at 7:00AM (yeah I know it's early). Take a short ride to the staging area near Patriot Harely -Davidson in Fairfax. From there we will watch the parade and attend the opening ceromonies. At 9:00AM the ride begins. The route takes us down Interstate 66 which will be closed to all traffic during the ride (very cool) to the Pentagon. Once at the Pentagon we can either enter the parking lot and wait for the procession to continue into D.C. which begins at noon or we can keep going and all have breakfast together somewhere in the Arlington area. Last year I participated in this ride with two other scooterists, one riding a 50cc Zuma and the other riding a Vespa GTS 250. The procession speed limit is 35MPH so scooters of all sizes may participate. This is part of the Rolling Thunder weekend in recognition of veterans. Last year there were over 4,000 participants in the Ride of the Patriots and around 400,000 particpants in the Rolling Thunder acitivities.