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Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride honors veterans

Everyone who participates must wear a face mask or covering and social distance until the ride starts.

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. — The Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride returned again this year with new guidelines.

This is the 20th anniversary of the motorcycle ride that honors fallen veterans.

The ride began on Sunday at 10 a.m. outside the Sevier County Courthouse.

Motorcyclists rode 65 miles to the Veterans Overlook on Clinch Mountain.

Everyone who participated had to wear a face mask or covering and social distance until the ride started.

When putting on your riding gear, you could remove your face covering.

There was no opening ceremony this year, but there was still a closing ceremony.

MAY 2018: Thousands of motorcyclists honor fallen troops in memorial ride