21st Ride for America leaves from Loganville American Legion on Memorial Day

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The 21th Annual Ride for America – Thunder in the Country – takes place on Memorial Day and will again, for the ninth year in a row, it will be leaving from the American Legion Post 233 in Loganville. As many as 800 to 1,000 bikes are expected to head out on Highway 78.

 Following the flag raising in front of the Loganville American Legion Post 233, the bikes head out for the annual ride to Madison for a patriotic ceremony. They then head back to Loganville for lunch, some family fun and live music.

Registration is $10 for riders and $5 for passengers. Gates open at 7 a.m. May 27 for ride staging. The American Legion is located at 4635 U.S. Highway 78 in Loganville.

A barbecue lunch will be available after the ride in Loganville. The price is $7.

KSU is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Weather is supposed to be perfect with no chance of rain. Hopefully, that prediction will hold. The funds raised by this event help support the Legacy Fund, a scholarship for children of the fallen. The ride is organized by the American Legion Riders. The public is reminded that a good way to thank the Veterans for their service is to get out and line the route to thank the riders as they pass.

Twenty-one ago when the event first began, 47 riders set out in support of veterans and the families of the fallen. By 2017, more than 1,000 left from the American Legion Post 233 in Loganville. The only larger ride in the country is in Washington DC.

For more information, visit www.rideforamerica.org.

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