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Fri May 18, 2012
"Run For The Wall" Ride Moves Through New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Parts of Interstates 40 and 25 were closed briefly for hundreds of motorcyclists participating in an annual ride to support military personnel and veterans.
Dozens of people lined interstate overpasses in Albuquerque as the motorcyclists came through Friday morning as part of the coast-to-coast "Run for the Wall" ride.
The motorcyclists traveled from Gallup and planned to stop in Santa Fe before heading to the northern New Mexico community of Angel Fire.
Albuquerque police escorts accompanied the group through the city, closing eastbound I-40 for a time.
"Run for the Wall" spans 10 days. The motorcyclists start in California and finish at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Colleen DuBois was among those who watched the riders pass. Beyond trying to catch a glimpse of her husband in the pack, she was there to honor veterans for their service.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.