Inaugural Bridge To Beach Ride to Raise Funds for 9/11 Memorials Set to Roll Today

Saturday's First-Ever B2B Marks Continued Commitment to Remembering the

Fallen of September 11



14 Oct, 2006, 01:00 ET from Airline Ride Across America

    GRASONVILLE, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Airline Ride Across
 America will hold the first-ever Bridge To Beach bike ride today in an
 effort to raise money and awareness for the three September 11th Memorials
 being constructed in Shanksville, PA, New York City and at the Pentagon.
 Cyclists from across the region will take part in the ride from the
 Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Bethany Beach, Delaware.
     The ARAA was founded by Captain Thomas Heidenberger, a 28 year pilot
 for U.S. Airways who lost his wife Michele, a senior flight attendant on
 American Airlines Flight 77, when it was crashed into the Pentagon. In
 April of 2006, Heidenberger and six others embarked on a cross-country bike
 ride from Los Angeles to the three proposed memorial sites in Shanksville,
 PA, New York City and the Pentagon.
     "This is an event we hope to have every year in an effort to raise
 money and awareness for the memorials of September 11th," said
 Heidenberger. "It's not about just honoring those lives lost but also about
 honoring this country and those who cherish freedom and serve our country.
 We will not stop until those memorials are built."
     The one-day 80 mile ride, which organizers hope to make an annual
 event, will begin at 7:00 am today with return bus transportation scheduled
 for later Saturday. Riders will be departing Grasonville Elementary School
 at 8:00 am and will arrive at Bethany Blues restaurant in the afternoon.
     Airline Ride Across America (ARAA) is an effort to bring about a public
 awareness to the need for funding and completion of the three 9-11
 memorials. This organization also commemorates and pays tribute to the
 flight crewmembers of the four airliners involved on 9-11 and brings
 recognition to them for the ultimate sacrifices they made. The "Ride" is
 the only nonprofit dedicated to fundraising for the three Memorials. For
 more information visit http://www.airlineride.org
 
 

SOURCE Airline Ride Across America
    GRASONVILLE, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Airline Ride Across
 America will hold the first-ever Bridge To Beach bike ride today in an
 effort to raise money and awareness for the three September 11th Memorials
 being constructed in Shanksville, PA, New York City and at the Pentagon.
 Cyclists from across the region will take part in the ride from the
 Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Bethany Beach, Delaware.
     The ARAA was founded by Captain Thomas Heidenberger, a 28 year pilot
 for U.S. Airways who lost his wife Michele, a senior flight attendant on
 American Airlines Flight 77, when it was crashed into the Pentagon. In
 April of 2006, Heidenberger and six others embarked on a cross-country bike
 ride from Los Angeles to the three proposed memorial sites in Shanksville,
 PA, New York City and the Pentagon.
     "This is an event we hope to have every year in an effort to raise
 money and awareness for the memorials of September 11th," said
 Heidenberger. "It's not about just honoring those lives lost but also about
 honoring this country and those who cherish freedom and serve our country.
 We will not stop until those memorials are built."
     The one-day 80 mile ride, which organizers hope to make an annual
 event, will begin at 7:00 am today with return bus transportation scheduled
 for later Saturday. Riders will be departing Grasonville Elementary School
 at 8:00 am and will arrive at Bethany Blues restaurant in the afternoon.
     Airline Ride Across America (ARAA) is an effort to bring about a public
 awareness to the need for funding and completion of the three 9-11
 memorials. This organization also commemorates and pays tribute to the
 flight crewmembers of the four airliners involved on 9-11 and brings
 recognition to them for the ultimate sacrifices they made. The "Ride" is
 the only nonprofit dedicated to fundraising for the three Memorials. For
 more information visit http://www.airlineride.org
 
 SOURCE Airline Ride Across America