Motorcyclists to cross Kansas during weekend

Motorcycle Helmets
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of motorcycle riders will cross Kansas on Interstate 70 beginning Saturday on their way to a massive gathering in the nation’s capital to honor military veterans.

The annual “Run for the Wall” begins in California and ends at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. The riders take three different routes before joining back together in Washington.

Motorcyclists taking the central route are scheduled to arrive Saturday evening in Goodland. Sunday’s itinerary takes them to Junction City, where they’ll take part in a ceremony at Heritage Park.

Many of the riders are expected to stop Monday at the Kansas Turnpike service area in Topeka, where they’ll be welcomed by state and local officials before proceeding into Missouri.

This year’s 10-day Run for the Wall began Wednesday in Rancho Cucamonga, California. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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