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Indian Motorcycle’s ‘Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis’ is underway…
Veterans from all branches of the military in the USA have been hand-selected to experience ‘motorcycling therapy’ on Indian motorcycles, trikes and Champion sidecars on a ride from Los Angeles to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
The nine-day journey stops in various towns and cities along the way, giving the veterans a chance to meet the grateful citizens they have made sacrifices for.
Towns along the route include Las Vegas, Moab, Utah, Denver and Hot Springs.Once in Sturgis, the veterans will spend the week of the rally riding in the Black Hills, attending events and taking part in the ultimate Sturgis Experience.
Indian Motorcycle enthusiast, actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg, is backing the ride told us
“I’m so grateful to the participants in this year’s ride and all our veterans for their service to our country. This ride is a wonderful opportunity to support each other and enjoy the natural beauty of this great nation.”
The charity ride was conceived and developed by veteran Army Paratrooper David Frey and Emmy Award-winning producer and director Robert Manciero of Full Vision Productions.
The idea is to leverage the therapeutic effects of motorcycle riding and create an adventure of a lifetime for wounded veterans, helping them to look forward and regain as sense of purpose.
For the second year in a row, the charity ride is being filmed so the message can be shared with as many veterans as possible. Last year’s films can be seen here
Many of the motorcycles are fitted with sidecars supplied by Ride supporters Champion otherwise many Veterans could not take part.