Riding the September 11th National Memorial Trail from Morristown to Ground Zero

September 21, 2015

The RBA Group was selected by NJDOT to help define the New Jersey portions of the September 11th National Memorial Trail. The Trail is a 1,300-mile commemorative trail linking the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial and the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA.  The Trail is envisioned as a multi-use corridor for hiking and bicycling and features an accompanying back-road motor route for driving, motorcycling and public and tour transportation.

The September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance will celebrate the creation of a continuous route with an inaugural bicycle ride from western Pennsylvania to New York City beginning on September 10, 2015. Michael Dannemiller, a Principal Engineer at The RBA Group, will volunteer his time to lead the ride from Morristown to Ground Zero on Monday, September 21st.

The ride began at the Great Allegheny Passage, Berlin, PA, joined commemorative events on September 11 at the Flight 93 National Memorial, and then continued across Pennsylvania and New Jersey making numerous informational stops before concluding at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City on September 21st.

David Brickley, President of the September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance said, “This will be an historic ride to inaugurate the September 11th National Memorial Trail, a unique tribute to those who so tragically perished on September 11, 2001. The Trail serves as a symbol of the resiliency and character of the communities in which the victims and their families lived and worked.  It also has been designed to link historic points of interest along the route where these fundamental traits of American character have shone throughout our history.”

Eric Brenner, September 11th National Trail Alliance board member and chairman of the Maryland Bicycle /Pedestrian Advisory Committee, said:  “I’m honored to be leading this inaugural bike ride, knowing how many others will enjoy and learn from this route in the years ahead.”