Created to honor the rescue workers who helped recover the site at Ground Zero, the Annual Ground Zero Independence Ride & Blues Festival is a fun-filled event that the whole family can enjoy — and it also raises money for some great causes. Entertainment was always a highlight with musical guests  The Dan Lawson Band and Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers!

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Riders met near Ground Zero on Church Street, between Liberty and Vesey Streets. The route travels from Ground Zero up the West Side Highway, over the George Washington Bridge, up the scenic Palisades Parkway to Krucker’s Grove in Pomona, NY. The grove is in Rockland County, surrounded by the beautiful Ramapo Mountains. All riders benefitted from a police escort throughout the 42-mile ride.


Once at Krucker’s, the festivities began with a fun-filled, family-friendly barbeque and blues festival. Enjoying an all you can eat American BBQ, beer, swimming pool, nearby lake, and live music all day long.

Your donations have supportted ANDERSON HOUSE and HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS. The mission of Hope For The Warriors is to enhance quality of life for US Service Members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty.  Anderson House supports women as they develop the necessary goals and life skills to return to the community as responsible, sober, and productive individuals.

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 Click here for driving directions to Kruckers Grove.