Registration begins at 7 a.m. and KSU is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. The event cost is $10 per rider and $5 per passenger. The funds 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.
The 19th Annual Ride for America – Thunder in the Country – takes place again on Memorial Day. For the seventh 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.
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.