Members of the Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Company took part in the CT United Ride Sunday to support the county-wide ride to remember Sept. 11.

What started as a charity ride with 500 motorcyclists has grown each year — 4,000 riders were expected during the ride on Sept. 7. It has been called by Gov. Dannel Malloy the largest 9-11 tribute in the state and is the largest charity motorcycle ride in New England.

The ride now raises money for first responders and the United Way in Connecticut.