Indian Motorcycles and Veterans Charity Ride brings vets back on the road
If there’s one thing I love, it’s that the motorcycling community openly accepts all shapes and sizes – and the Veterans Charity Ride is a key example.
The nonprofit is in its seventh year of running the Ride To Sturgis for veterans who might need a little therapy on two wheels.
Indian Motorcycles is proud to be the Official Supporter and Sponsor of the event, along with the most of the runners being amputees, paraplegics or PTSD victims – each man a veterinarian who gave his life for his country.
Dave Frey, Founder of Veterans Charity Ride, said, “Veterans Charity Ride was designed to help veterans who are facing challenges in their daily lives and provide them with a support structure that will bring them back outside and back. live their life to the full.
“Many of our veterans rode motorcycles before their injuries and thought they would never ride again. With the support of companies like Indian Motorcycle and Champion Sidecar, we are able to put these vets back on bikes and enjoy the freedom of the open road.
According to a report from Financial itemThe 2021 Ride To Sturgis will feature eight new riders, each paired with a returning rider to serve as a race-experienced individual mentor who can put the new rider more at ease.
The journey is due to begin in 21 days, July 28, in Moab, Utah – and the views promise to be breathtaking.
Mentors will guide vets through some of the most scenic back roads in the western United States, with contributions from Indian, including an assortment of models, each equipped with a Rekluse® automatic clutch system.
For paraplegics and veterans less comfortable riding a motorcycle alone, Champion Sidecars has built a series of custom sidecars for riding, allowing everyone to have equal rights on the road.
As if that weren’t enough, the vets will be directed to Fort Collins, Colorado, where each soldier will receive an official proclamation and welcome by the mayor before heading to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota on August 6.
Aaron Jax, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle, said in a statement:
“We are honored to support our American veterans and contribute to such a worthy cause as the Veteran’s Charity Ride. Horseback riding can be one of the most therapeutic experiences, as we have seen firsthand the dramatic evolution and incredible growth of veterinarians who have completed the VCR program.
Hats off to Indian Motorcycles and Champion Sidecars for their dedication, supporting vets across this country.
To support the Veterans Charity Ride, make a donation, or find out more, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and VeteransCharityRide.org
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