For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will serve as the Special Guest Road Captain for the Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Sunday, June 12. The ride will again benefit the West Virginia National Guard Foundation this year. The foundation directly aids Mountain State Gold Star Families who have lost loved ones while in military service to the United States.
Last year the ride broke state fundraising records for bike rides, generating more than $35,000 for the foundation. More than 200 bikes and 275 riders participated.
The round-trip motorcycle ride will travel from Charleston to Summersville, and concludes with a free community picnic at the National Guard. A complete schedule is below:
• Registration at the Harley-Davidson of WV Pavilion – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
• Group Ride to Summersville – 10 a.m. to 12 noon
• Break at Summersville Conference Center – 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.
• Group Ride to WV National Guard in Charleston – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
• Community Picnic at WV National Guard – 2 to 4 p.m.
The partners include U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, Harley-Davidson of WV, Summersville Conference Center, WV National Guard, the WV Vietnam Veterans of America and the Capitol City WV Chapter #5439 Harley Owners Group. Officers from the Huntington Police Department Traffic Unit will participate and provide ride security. The public is encouraged to participate in the ride and/or attend the community picnic and honor our military heroes.
For more information about the 2nd Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes or how you can participate, please contact: Harley-Davidson of WV, 4924 MacCorkle Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25309 or call 304-768-1600 or visit http://www.facebook.com/rideforfallenserviceheroes.