Annual Ride for America sets out from Loganville on Memorial Day

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The 20th Annual Ride for America – Thunder in the Country – takes place again on Memorial Day. For the eighth year in a row, it will be leaving from the American Legion Post 233 in Loganville and as many as 800 to 1,000 bikes are expected to head out on Highway 78. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of this ride, there is no cost to enter. However, donations will be gratefully accepted.
Screen Shot 2016-05-29 at 8.49.30 PMFollowing 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.

KSU is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. It is supposed to rain, but hopefully that will hold off until the afternoon. 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, headed up by Legion rider and co-founder of the event, Stan Mauldin. 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 years ago when the event first began, 47 riders set out in support of veterans and the families of the fallen. In 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 info on the ride click here.

 

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