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Bikers to hold patriotic July 4 parade

Approximately 70 biker veterans from throughout the region will be embarking on a patriotic parade Saturday morning, traveling down Route 17 in Gloucester and Route 105 in Newport News, ending at the Colonial Harbor retirement community in Yorktown to deliver some 4th of July cheer to the residents there.

The two groups will first converge at the Food Lion parking lot on Route 17 in York County by 10 a.m., leaving there around 10:30 to head to the retirement community across the street.

American Legion Riders from Gloucester, Saluda, Denbigh, Newport News and Hampton will be supporting and other groups are welcome. The activity is open to all motorcycle enthusiasts.

The approximately 100 residents of the senior living facility have been quarantined for over four months, and many are veterans or military spouses, according to Sharon Springer, resident experience coordinator at Colonial Harbor. They will greet the bikers outside, waving flags. There will be a meet and greet aft...

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