Police issue traffic advisory for Saturday's memorial motorcycle ride in Yarmouth

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:

  • Exit Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School onto Station Avenue to Route 6A
  • Turn left on to Route 6A and proceed into Barnstable
  • Proceed west on Route 6A, turn left to Oak Street, crossing over Route 6
  • Turn right onto Service Road and proceed to Route 149
  • Turn right and travel north on Route 149 to Route 6A
  • Turn right and proceed east on Route 6A into Yarmouth Port
  • Travel east on Route 6A and turn right onto Setucket Road
  • Turn right onto North Dennis Road crossing back over Route 6
  • Turn right on to North Main Street
  • Turn right on to Regional Avenue
  • Turn right on to Station Avenue
  • Turn right in to parking lot of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School

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.

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