It started with a rumble, then what sounded like a siren off in the distance. Then a Wilton police car, driven by Lt. Rob Cipolla, came into view followed by a phalanx of police motorcycles driven in formation. Then, the throttles opened, the horns sounded and thousands upon thousands of bikers followed, forming the miles-long CT United Ride on Sunday Sept. 11. It is the largest fund-raiser for both fire and law enforcement in Connecticut.
For some 40 minutes the motorcade roared up Route 7. From it’s start in Norwalk it entered Wilton via Westport Road, and at the intersection with Route 7 cars lined up to drive north had a very long wait. The bikers made their way to Georgetown where they turned to head into Redding and then on to the ride’s end in Bridgeport.