It’s September once again and, for the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department, the month means something special.

It’s when department deputies and others who know how to handle a motorcycle come together to raise money for a good cause and to remember the lives lost in the attack on the Twin Towers in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.

 The Sheriff’s Department is hosting its annual “Ride to Remember,” which is held each year around this time in honor and in remembrance of firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMS medics and other first responders and ordinary citizens who served, protected – and lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attack.

The ride this year will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The Sherriff’s Department wants the ride this year to truly bring the entire community together for the common goal. All proceeds raised by the ride will be donated to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and to the Oaks Therapeutic Community.

Oaks Therapeutic is a non-profit organization that, among other services, provides professional counseling that allows clients to talk through current stress and past trauma.

The ride will start from the Sheriff’s Department division station at 5440 Millstream Road in McLeansville.  Registration – which is $20 per rider – starts at 9:30 a.m., and kickstands go up and motors go vroom at 11 a.m.

Passengers are also welcome.  The registration for passengers is $10 a person.

The ride will end at Rody’s Tavern at 5105 Michaux Road in Greensboro.  It’s possible that food and brew will be consumed there by participants.

On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 7, the Sherriff’s Department held a preliminary event at the Otto Zenke Building in downtown Greensboro to promote the Sept. 9 ride and inform the public about it.