FDNY Dream Bike (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Hobbies & Games, Motor Sports, Tragedies & Catastrophes  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Tracie Cooper

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."




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