Indian Motorcycle has again joined forces with the “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis”, a nine-day riding adventure that provides veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to decompress from the challenges of post-war life. Twenty deserving veterans and veteran mentors will join this year’s Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis.
Additionally, organiszers are offering two post-9/11 veteran heroes the chance to participate in the ride via the Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime program, which enables the public to nominate these two veterans. One space will be given to an ambulatory veteran motorcycle rider (proof of motorcycle license endorsement and sufficient riding experience required) and the other space will be given to a severely wounded or amputee veteran to ride as a sidecar passenger (no motorcycle experience required). Submissions are now being accepted online (here) with the selections to be announced July 4.
Rolling out of Los Angeles on Friday 28 July on Indian motorcycles, trikes and Champion Sidecars, the ride provides participating veterans the opportunity to work toward overcoming their post-war challenges while out on the open road. ding through the most scenic back roads of the western United States, veterans will not only experience the great outdoors and the beauty this country has to offer, but also make stops to meet with other veterans, supporters, riders and participate in various adjacent adventures.
Upon arrival in Sturgis on Saturday August 5, the group will be treated to a special Heroes Welcome before taking part in a week of activities that further solidify the brotherhood and sisterhood formed during the ride.
To nominate a post-9/11 veteran for the Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime program, visit Veterans Charity Ride