A large group of motorcyclists will once again be cruising through Laguna Beach today, Tuesday, in remembrance of the civilians, police and firefighters who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Laguna Beach will be about the halfway mark of the 40-mile ride (see map), which begins at the Cook's Corner bar in Trabuco Canyon, and end at the Gaslamp restaurant in Long Beach.
This year's ride isn't likely be nearly as large as last year's 10th anniversary commemoration, which took place on a Sunday and caused some complaints to Laguna Beach city officials from people whose cars were blocked as the massive parade of motorcycles wound its way through Laguna Canyon and down Broadway, then turned right on to Coast Highway on its way to Long Beach. (Click here for video of last year's parade as it went through Laguna Beach.)
According to the organizer's Facebook page, the ride will begin at Cook's Corner at 3:15 p.m., then proceed over the 241 toll road onto the 133. Going by estimates from last year's ride, the cyclists should reach Laguna Beach sometime between 3:50 and 4:10 p.m., so it might be wise to plan accordingly for traffic.