Police issue traffic advisory for Saturday's memorial motorcycle ride in Yarmouth
Big Nick's Ride for the Fallen honors the Cape's fallen warriors
SOUTH YARMOUTH - Saturday at 12 p.m., Big Nick's Ride for the Fallen will be held on the Mid Cape, according to a Yarmouth police release. The ride, sponsored by the Motorcycle Clubs of Cape Cod and the Yarmouth police, honors fallen soldiers with ties to Cape Cod who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The police escorted 29-mile ride begins and ends at the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Ave., in South Yarmouth. Gates open at the school at 8 a.m. and registration begins at 11:15 a.m. Members of the community are encouraged to attend the pre- and post-ride activities which include live entertainment, food vendors and motorcycle vendors and raffles at D-Y. The registration fee is $20 per motorcyclist, $5 per passenger.
The ride is expected to last approximately one hour and will take the following route:
Big Nick's Ride for the Fallen was named in honor of United States Marine Corporal Nicholas G. Xiarhos of Yarmouth who was killed by a roadside bomb on July 23, 2009 in the Garmsir district of Afghanistan. The memorial ride marks the second anniversary of his death.
The event was organized to honor and generate awareness for all of Cape Cod’s fallen warriors and Gold and Blue Star families, veterans, and active duty service men and women who continue to fight for freedom all over the world, according to the release. Proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund and the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Fund.
For more information, visit www.ngxride.com.
Source: Yarmouth Police Department.