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Raleigh bicyclists pedal from ground zero to Pentagon

Posted September 11, 2011 10:56 p.m. EDT
Updated September 11, 2011 11:23 p.m. EDT

— Three bicyclists from Raleigh joined hundreds of other riders who arrived at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Sunday after a four-day trek from ground zero in Manhattan to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Many of those who participated are police officers and firefighters. 

Retired Raleigh police Maj. Dennis Lane said the riders received a warm reception at the Pentagon.

"All the citizens that were out there cheering us on and giving us thumbs up, all the positive things we saw as we rode it today through D.C., it was just unbelievable," Lane said.

Raleigh police Maj. Debbie Regntin said the 300-mile ride gave her goosebumps.

"The memories of not forgetting what happened 10 years ago (allow) all of us to be focused on what's important," she said. "To remember that our freedom is something we fight for everyday. We can't forget that."