Over 50 (motor) bikers met at the Israel Embassy this Sunday morning to ride for Gilad Shalit. They then met up with 400,000 other bikers as part of the Rolling Thunder ride for U.S. veterans.
See YNet’s coverage of the ride here: “Bikers rally for Shalit’s release.”
Arielle Farber of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) — one of the sponsors of the event — said,
“Today’s Ride for Gilad was an astounding success. … We met lots of Americans who wanted to learn more about the face on our flags and all were sympathetic to Gilad’s plight and supportive of our cause to bring attention to him in the hopes of securing his immediate release. At around 2 it was finally our turn to ride around the National Mall and through downtown DC, which we did with ‘Free Gilad’ flags and American flags flying from our bikes, ‘Gilad is Alive’ t-shirts, and ‘Free Gilad’ armbands. The crowds of people lining the streets waved and cheered as they saw us ride by and some even screamed out ‘Free Gilad’ as we passed.”