Almost a Million Bikers Converge on Washington D.C.

On September 11, 2013, almost a million bikers converged on Washington, D.C., in response to a march that was originally called the "Million Muslim March," but the name was changed to the "Million American March Against Fear" amidst outrage that it was planned on September 11, a day ingrained in most American's memory as the day Muslim terrorists took down the Twin Towers.

In response, the 2 Million Bikers to D.C. ride was created to "remember those who were killed on 911 and honor our armed forces who fought those who precipitated the attack." Bikers from across the nation hit the road early this week in order to arrive in D.C. on September 11 in a show of force designed to put America and anyone who would choose to attack this great country on notice.

According to the Facebook page for the ride, the goal and purpose was as follows:

"1. WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WILL STAND BY OUR CONSTITUTION (AS WRITTEN, NOT AS INTERPRETED BY THE THIS OR ANY PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION), WE WILL STAND BY OUR BILL OF RIGHTS (AS WRITTEN) AND WE STAND FOR AMERICA!

2. THIS EVENT IS TO OUR HONOR AND RESPECT THOSE WHO WERE KILLED ON 9/11 AND THEIR FAMILIES! IT IS ALSO IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE IN ALL OUR ARMED FORCES WHO FOUGHT THOSE WHO PRECIPITATED THIS ATTACK!

3. WE STAND AGAINST ANY "FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA" BY THIS ADMINISTRATION OR ANY PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION!

4. WE WILL NOT STAND DOWN WE WILL STAND UP IF NEED BE FOR OUR LIBERTIES. ** THIS IS A PEACEFUL "RIDE”. WE ARE NOT PROMOTING NOR DO WE CONDONE VIOLENCE OF ANY KIND! WE ARE RIDING TO SHOW OUR LOVE OF AMERICA AND THE SHINING EXAMPLE OF FREEDOM THIS COUNTRY PROVIDES TO THE WORLD!**"

The bikers showed up in force, with unofficial estimates pegging the number of bikers somewhere just under a million. Not quite the 2 million they wanted, but still a strong showing from the largely pro-American and pro-Constitutional group of bikers.

The crowd of people who showed up for the Million Muslim March was much smaller. Reports of the size of the crowd vary, but it was a rather small gathering by all accounts. Perhaps because of fear of the bikers or maybe because there just wasn't much interest in the march from the get-go, less than 50 people, some of which weren't Muslim, showed up for the march. When they arrived, they were met by Christian protestors who displayed signs and yelled at them.

The bikers sent a strong message, both to the Muslims who planned the march on Sept. 11 and the powers that be, that they're a force to be reckoned with. After permits for the 2 Million Bikers to D.C. event were denied, bikers from as far away as Canada made it very clear they weren't going to be stopped. They showed up in force, putting America on notice that there are still quite a few patriots that won't stand for our rights being trampled into the ground.

Well played, bikers. Well played.