America’s 911 Ride in Cumberland 8-17-18

America's 911 Ride passes through downtown Cumberland in 2018.

CUMBERLAND — America's 911 Ride will again come through Cumberland on Friday morning.

This year's ride has been limited to 600 motorcycles, although there will be other first-responder vehicles and maintenance support vehicles.

The ride is scheduled to leave Highland Harley-Davidson in Somerset, Pennsylvania, at 6:45 a.m. 

Riders are scheduled to arrive in the city at 8:30 a.m. after traveling state Route 36 to the Narrows and south on Mechanic Street before turning onto eastbound Interstate 68, according to the Cumberland Police Department.

Traffic will be stopped temporarily on the main route and all intersecting routes through the downtown area to prevent other traffic from impeding with the riders. The stoppages will occur between 8:30 and 9 a.m., police said.

Residents who live and work in Cumberland should expect delays in traveling throughout parts of the city during the event.

Another change involves the rest stop, which this year will be at Allegany College of Maryland instead of Rocky Gap State Park, where parking has been cut in half due to a maintenance project.

Color guards from the Vietnam Veterans of America, Marine Corps League, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will be at ACM to greet them.

The America's 911 Foundation was formed in 2003 to raise funds fro a scholarship program dedicated to children of EMS personnel, firefighters and police officers and to help emergency services organization with funds, materials, equipment and volunteers.

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS, ctn@times-news.com

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