FDNY Dream Bike (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Hobbies & Games, Motor Sports, Tragedies & Catastrophes  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Directed by John Allison, FDNY Dream Bike revolves around the story of Gerard Baptiste, a young New York City firefighter who died tragically during the September 11th, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. Just two weeks before his death, Baptiste bought a used 1979 Honda CB750 for 100 dollars from a street sale in Manhattan's East Village. When his plans of fixing the bike were tragically halted, the survivors of Ladder 9 resolved to restore it in his honor. After 15 months of labor, not only was the bike restored to its former glory, but was dubbed the "FDNY Dream Bike."

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firefighter, motorcycle, project [plan], restoration, September 11th, tribute