Motorcycle Therapy Program for Wounded and Amputee Veterans and their Partners offer Veterans Nationwide the opportunity to ride together to America's largest Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota
MOAB, UT, July 21, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sixteen veterans from across the nation will arrive in Moab on July 28 and spend seven days participating in Motorcycle Therapy rides, Adventure activities and Veteran to Veteran discussions before they embark on their cross country ride to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. Keith Helfrich, Sgt. Major, Army Special Forces (Ret), a returning veteran mentor describes the Veterans Charity Ride(VCR) simple but very effective program, "The rides and outdoor adventure activities, and just being with other veterans in this serene environment, organically creates camaraderie and discussions that lead to a very healing experience, and that's not easy for veterans to find anywhere else."
The 'America, Get Out and Ride' initiative is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the sponsors and partners who have brought their support to the Veterans Charity Ride program. Indian Motorcycle will provide support and the big V-Twins the Veterans ride and pilot attached Champion Sidecar rigs which carry the veterans who are unable to ride due to their injuries. Founder Dave Frey commented, "The close partnership between Indian and the VCR program has helped change and save hundreds of veteran lives over our seven (7) year relationship. We and our fellow veterans couldn't ask for a better partner to help us with our mission."
Jared Thomas, Staff Sgt., Army Combat Medic (Ret), returning veteran mentor and Road Captain explains VCR's Special Mission: "Our fellow veterans and the nation at large have been cooped up and isolated for the past 18 months. We're inviting fellow veterans, supporters and America to Get Out and Ride with the VCR veterans from designated stops along our route, culminating in the largest group of veteran riders descending on the Opening Ceremony of the 81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 6th at 2:30PM hosted at Sturgis Indian Motorcycle 2130 Main St., Sturgis, SD. We will be broadcasting our specific location, route and meetup spots on Veterans Charity Ride website, Facebook, Rever.co and across social media for three days Wednesday Aug. 4th through Friday Aug. 6th.
Rinehart Racing provides additional support and their American Pipes for VCR's American Bikes gives those Indians the deep distinctive rumble that screams V-Twin power. "Rinehart Racing is proud to partner with and support the incredible work of the Veteran's Charity Ride. At Rinehart, we make supporting and honoring our veterans a top priority. The therapy provided by VCR is powerful and life changing, and we are humbled to play a small part. Dave and Sue have made care for and support of veteran's their life's work, and we are thankful to be able to support them." - Judd Hollifield, CEO
Rekluse and Veterans Charity Ride have similar missions, to get veterans out riding again when they thought they couldn't. Rekluse installed auto clutches on several VCR bikes which enables wounded and amputee veterans the ability to pilot them safely. "Rekluse is proud and honored to continue our longstanding partnership with Veterans Charity Ride. For the entire Rekluse team it is special being able to see how our technology can help get injured veterans, who've sacrificed so much for our country and freedom, back into riding. Thank you Dave and Sue at VCR for all that you do and allowing us to come along for the ride!" – Sean Brown, President Rekluse.
Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Cycle Gear and Rever.co, three long time partners continue their support. As riders, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys understand the value of Motorcycle Therapy and have been instrumental in the growth and expansion of the program. Cycle Gear outfits VCR riders with essential gear to ensure their comfort and safety. Rever is creating the America, Get Out and Ride Challenge and will track the ride in real time so VCR partners and supporters can join in.
Liberty Sport, one of America's oldest eyewear companies, has been the official eyewear sponsor of VCR since 2015. Their continued support keeps our veterans protected and looking fashionable during their cross country adventure.
Visit www.VeteransCharityRide.org for more information and to Donate and Support this worthy cause.
Veterans Charity Ride (VCR), started by veterans for veterans, is a non-profit organization that delivers Motorcycle Therapy and additional life changing, life-saving holistic programs specifically designed to assist wounded and amputee combat veterans with their needs and the issues they deal with on a daily basis. Helping our fellow veterans through outreach, action, activities, education and follow-up is what drives our organization. The end result of our program is a healthier and happier, more capable individual, who is now living life in a much better physical and mental condition, and able to help and support other veterans to do the same.
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