Traffic advisory: Motorcycle charity ride visits Pepperdine at 12:30 p.m. Saturday

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The 6th Annual Ride to the Flags will fund rehabilitation costs for Marine Sgt. James Carey (bottom), who became disabled following a training accident at Camp Pendleton in 2009. 

The 6th Annual Ride to the Flags motorcycle charity ride is taking place Saturday. A very large group of motorcycle riders is scheduled to begin the journey from Point Mugu Naval Base at 10:30 p.m. and conclude the ride at Pepperdine University’s Wave of Flags 9/11 Memorial at 12:30 p.m. 

After driving through Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, the riders are schedule to turn right from Mulholland Highway onto Malibu Canyon Road and on to Pepperdine. The riders will be receiving police escorts and minor delays are expected, so those who live in the expected areas should plan ahead and for extra travel time between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The ride is organized by the White Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to serving the needs of firehouses, police stations, and military veterans. Pop singer and Malibu resident Pink will be the grand marshal for the ride, and is expected to make an appearance at Pepperdine.

Proceeds will benefit Marine Sgt. James Carey. A near-drowning during a 2009 training exercise left Carey blind, unable to walk and with difficulty speaking, according to the organization. Ride to the Flag organizers hope to provide a wheelchair for Carey and funds for his rehabilitation

The Ride to the Flag organizers and law enforcement authorities encourage those living near the route to come out, watch, and support the riders while they make their way through the City.