Veterans To Ride For Charity From Los Angeles To Sturgis On Indian Motorcycles

charityrideThe “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis” is a ride and campaign to raise awareness and support for wounded and severely injured veterans across the nation.In addition to their recent partnership with the USO and to honor veterans for their courageous service, Indian Motorcycle is stepping up their commitment to Veterans and Active Service members by providing wounded veterans with Indian motorcycles to ride cross-country to the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota. Several of the Indian Chief models have been outfitted with sidecars specially built and provided by Champion Sidecars to accommodate severely injured veterans.

CharityRoute“We are proud and honored to be part of The Next Great Tradition: Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis this year” said Robert Pandya, External Relations Manager for Indian Motorcycle. More than a dozen veterans, on Indian Motorcycles, will start their week long journey to Sturgis SD from Los Angeles with a surprise celebrity guest on July 27th. Their first stop is Las Vegas, NV. While in Las Vegas the veterans will be special guests at the unveiling of Indian Motorcycle and Polaris’ new 2016 model year rollout and Dealer convention. Leaving Las Vegas the veterans spend the next six days riding spectacular scenic backroads and exploring Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Capital Reef National Park, The Arches and Moab Utah. From Utah they continue their quest through the Colorado National Monument, Hahn’s Peak Colorado, and Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming, arriving in Sturgis Sunday August 2nd.

One of the highlights for the veterans will be participating and riding in the Buffalo Chip “Freedom Ride” Thursday August 6th with 600 fellow veterans. Emmy award winning director Robert Manciero and his production company Full Vision Productions has partnered with Indian Motorcycle to create this adventure and film the entire journey. “We are honored to be putting on this event and campaign with Indian Motorcycle and the veterans that have given so much for our country. We have a fantastic two week ride laid out for our veterans with surprise activities and excursions planned along the route in addition to chefs preparing special meals and visits with other veterans and organizations,” said Manciero.

7 Responses to “Veterans To Ride For Charity From Los Angeles To Sturgis On Indian Motorcycles”


  1. 1 G. Messera Jun 17th, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Thank you Indian

  2. 2 Rodent Jun 17th, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Hum, wonder why the MoCo didn’t jump on the bandwagon?

  3. 3 Zenaldo Jun 17th, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Theyre going to see some great scenery..could get a little warm out there in a few places..plenty of cold beverages will be in order.. enjoy gentleman..you earned it..

  4. 4 Robert Pandya Jun 17th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    They are busy laying bricks Rodent.

  5. 5 Cris Sommer Simmons Jun 18th, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Great idea!

  6. 6 Blackmax Jun 20th, 2015 at 6:38 am

    LOL !!! Great comment !!!
    yes, the Motor Co. is too busy being “the Official Sponsor”
    to do anything as considerate & worthwhile as this
    Kudos to Polaris/Indian for doing something for people who have given so much

  7. 7 AWCRonny Jun 22nd, 2015 at 11:43 am

    This is very cool. Good job Indian!

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