The 2017 ride will start in Los Angeles on Friday, July 28th. We will spend over a week riding to Sturgis. This years route will take the Veterans through some of the most spectacular scenic backroads of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota, taking advantage of the breathtaking beauty of our national park system. Stay tuned for more details of the cities and towns we will be visiting.
The Veterans will pass through many towns, small and large, and meet with other veterans, riders and supporters. Hundreds of people came out to meet and celebrate the veterans passing through their towns on last years ride. The outpouring of appreciation for our Veterans was a highlight of our journey.
On Saturday, August 5th we will make our grand entrance into the Sturgis Bike Rally. The entire week of the Rally will be filled with events, concerts, surprise excursions and rides in the majestic Black Hills. Thursday, August 10th is the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Freedom Ride. The Veterans will participate in the ride as special guests. The ride is sponsored by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and all the proceeds of this ride and fundraiser with go to a veteran charity. We are proud to take part in the ride and celebration.
Throughout the trip we will be posting daily photos and videos of the veterans. If you want to meet up and/or support the Veteran Riders contact us or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and watch our videos on Youtube and Vimeo.
Thank you for your support and see you out on the road!
“Indian” Dave Frey and the whole VCR Team
( Events and opportunities to meet the veterans can be found HERE.)
FRIDAY JULY 28, 2017
Los Angeles, CA to Las Vegas, NV. : Ride leaves from LA City Fire Station #77 in Sun Valley, CA. Veterans arrive in at the Indian Motorcycle Las Vegas dealership for welcome reception.
SATURDAY JULY 29, 2017
Las Vegas, NV to Bryce Cyn Pines, UT. : Veterans ride through Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.
SUNDAY JULY 30 – TUESDAY AUG 1, 2017
Bryce Cyn Pines to Moab UT. : Veterans spend the day riding through the Grand Escalante Staircase National Monument and Capital Reef National Park, arriving in Moab, UT.
WEDNESDAY AUG 2, 2017
Moab UT to Eagle, CO. : After lunch in Grand Junction, CO, the Veterans make their way through Glenwood Canyon to Eagle, CO.
THURSDAY AUG 3, 2017
Eagle, CO to Denver, CO.: We ride to Mt. Evans, the highest paved road in America, before making our way to Denver.
FRIDAY AUG 4, 2017
Denver, CO to Surprise location: Veterans ride through Colorado.
SATURDAY AUG 5, 2017
Surprise location to South Dakota. Veterans ride to our home away from home in South Dakota.
Grand Entrance into Sturgis Bike Rally:Veterans ride through the beautiful Black Hills towards Sturgis, where they are met by Sturgis City officials and provided a Police Escort down famous Main Street and into the Indian Motorcycle display at Lazelle & 4th St. for a Grand Welcome Reception.
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