7th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day

7th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day - Saturday, December 14, 2019

Join Us At Fox Raceway To Remember Kurt Caselli & Support The Kurt Caselli Foundation


TEMECULA, California (September 18th, 2019) — The Kurt Caselli Foundation will host the 7th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day presented by Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, FMF & KTM at Fox Raceway in Pala, California on Saturday, December 14th, 2019. The event is for all ages and will have a variety of activities going on throughout the day as well as a vendor row to check out all of the cool new products from your favorite motorcycle companies who support The Kurt Caselli Foundation. Camping will be available and can be reserved when you pre-register for the event. All proceeds will benefit The Kurt Caselli Foundation and help fund the growing list of safety initiatives, projects, and scholarships to protect and support the lives of off-road riders, which can be viewed on our website. Pre-register now at https://give.classy.org/CaselliRideDay2019 to save time with our special VIP entrance line, get $10 in Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Race Gas credit and score a free commemorative Ride Day event t-shirt!

What: The 7th Annual Kurt Caselli Ride Day

When: Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | Gates open at 8:00 AM, Riding: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Fox Raceway | 12799 California Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059

Tickets: $25/person, Kids 12 & Under: Free | Get tickets here!

What You Get By Registering Early:

● VIP Entrance

● Free commemorative Ride Day event t-shirt (for each paid admission registrant)

● Rocky Mountain ATV/MC $10 Race Gas credit

Festivities include:

● Riding open from 9 am to 4 pm

● Main Track

● Vet Track

● Off-Road Loop

● Kids-Only Track

● Kids-Only Practice session on the Vet Track

● Stacyc Learn To Ride demos for the kids!

● The Caselli Team Challenge (your chance to team up with a Pro and compete!)

● Presentation of the Spring 2020 Kurt Caselli Scholarship Winner

● Great Raffle Prizes & Giveaways including the Custom 2020 KTM 500 EXC-F KC66 Edition Motorcycle

● Silent Auction with special items from Kurt’s collection

● Camping – can be reserved when you pre-register for the event

● Food, Music, Vendor Row & more!

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WIN THIS BIKE!

Enter for your chance to win the KC66 Edition 2020 KTM 500 EXC-F motorcycle outfitted with parts from The Kurt Caselli Foundation, KTM, FMF and Rocky Mountain ATV/MC! Click here to enter to win.

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Tickets on sale now: click here. Pre-sale tickets will receive a free KC66 gift at the event.

Event Sponsors: Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, FMF Racing, KTM North America and Fox Racing.

About the Kurt Caselli Foundation

The Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in 2013. The focus of the foundation is the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. While we understand the inherent elements of danger in this industry, we aim to help minimize this danger to the best of our ability. The foundation has a three-part mission that encompasses safety precautions for riders before, during, and after a racing career. Read more at www.KurtCaselli.com.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE HONORS SCOUT’S 100-YEAR LEGACY

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE HONORS SCOUT’S 100-YEAR LEGACY IN 2020 WITH SCOUT BOBBER TWENTY & LIMITED EDITION SCOUT 100th ANNIVERSARY MODELS

Indian Motorcycle Also Unveils Three New Exhaust Options for Scout


MINNEAPOLIS (September  3, 2019) - Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its 2020 Scout lineup, highlighted by two new models that pay homage to the 100-year legacy of the iconic Indian Scout – the Scout Bobber Twenty and the limited edition Scout 100th Anniversary. Also for 2020, Indian Motorcycle is introducing a selection of new Scout touring accessories, including a color-matched quick release fairing with a two-inch windshield and weather resistant semi-rigid quick release saddlebags.  New Indian Motorcycle performance accessories include a stage 1 shorty slip-on muffler kit, and an all-new 2-into-1 full exhaust system, both of which will provide a significant performance upgrade.

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“The Indian Scout has stood the test of time as one of the most influential, iconic and recognizable motorcycles in the world,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President for Indian Motorcycle. “100 years is an incredibly special milestone, and it made perfect sense to honor Scout’s history and legacy with these two heritage-inspired 2020 models.”

In 1919, Indian Motorcycle announced the world’s first Scout motorcycle with the 1920 model year Scout. In celebration of the Scout’s 100th birthday, Indian Motorcycle has created a premium and collectible Scout 100th Anniversary model, limited to 750 produced globally. The special anniversary edition takes styling cues from the original Scout, highlighted by its striking paint scheme of Indian Motorcycle Red with Anniversary Gold trim.  The bike’s finishing touches include a desert tan genuine leather solo saddle seat, color-matched Scout 100th Anniversary badge, black wire wheels, beach bars, luggage rack and chrome finishes to complete the heritage-inspired throwback styling. The Scout 100th Anniversary is priced at $15,999. 

The “Twenty” in Scout Bobber Twenty also pays homage to the original 1920 Scout, as do several of the bike’s unique features, including wire wheels and a floating saddle. The 2020 Scout Bobber Twenty delivers ‘old school’ bobber style with relaxed ergonomics. Scout Bobber Twenty features an old-school mix of chrome and blacked-out finishes, 10-inch ape hanger handlebars, and comes in three colors: Thunder Black (ABS or non-ABS), Sagebrush Smoke (ABS) and Burnished Metallic (ABS). Pricing starts at $11,999 for non-ABS and $12,899 for ABS.

In addition to the two new heritage-inspired Scout models, the 2020 Scout lineup also includes the return of Scout, Scout Sixty and Scout Bobber. All 2020 Scouts receive key feature upgrades, including new floating rotors, calipers and master cylinders for improved braking performance. All Scout Bobbers will receive new Pirelli MT60RS tires, while the 2020 Scout features a sport seat and passenger pegs.

2020 Scout models with ABS will be available in several new colors.  The Indian Scout Sixty, starting at $8,999, is available in Thunder Black, Burgundy Metallic and Pearl White over Titanium Metallic.  With a starting price of $11,499, the Indian Scout is available in Thunder Black, White Smoke, Deepwater Metallic, Metallic Jade over Thunder Black and Indian Motorcycle Red over Ivory Cream with Gold Pinstripe. The Indian Scout Bobber, with an exciting new starting price of $10,999, is available in Thunder Black, Thunder Black Smoke, Deepwater Metallic, Bronze Smoke and White Smoke. All non-ABS Scout models will be offered exclusively in Thunder Black.

The 2020 lineup of new exhaust and muffler options significantly modify the overall look of the Scout family while increasing horsepower by over 10%. The new options include the stage 1 2-into-1 full exhaust system and the stage 1 shorty slip-on muffler kit – both available in chrome or matte black. The new exhaust options expand on Indian Motorcycle’s existing array of Scout performance accessories and fit with any 2019 and 2020 Scout model. 

For riders looking to tour on their Scout, Indian Motorcycle is introducing a handful of new accessories that will help the trip last longer. A brand new, color-matched quick release fairing with a two-inch windshield is available for all model years of Scout and Scout Sixty and comes with the option to change to either a five-inch or seven-inch windshield. To complete the touring package, riders can add the solo luggage rack (available in chrome and now in gloss black) and a solo rack bag. In winter 2019, riders can add the brand new semi-rigid quick release saddlebags. With additional Indian Motorcycle accessories, a rider can customize their Scout Bobber with a rider comfort seat or add more aggressive style to Scout and Scout Sixty with bar end mirrors, smoked turn signal lenses, tinted windshields, and varying handlebars and foot controls to achieve the perfect fit for the rider and passenger. 

Arriving at dealerships now, riders can learn more or test ride by visiting a local Indian Motorcycle dealership. For more information on the 2020 Scout lineup, or to find the nearest dealer, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle Company is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

HUSQVARNA & ROCKSTAR FURTHER EXTEND GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES & ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK FURTHER EXTEND GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING FOCUS ON CONTINUED MOTORSPORT SUCCESS


Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink – a strategic, global collaboration that will see Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing lengthen their participation in worldwide offroad motorcycle competition through 2020 and 2021.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing have played a pivotal role in reinvigorating the Husqvarna Motorcycles brand through their varied global supercross, motocross, enduro and rally racing activities. Earning hard-fought titles on both sides of the Atlantic, 2018 saw Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing claim their first ever AMA 450cc SuperCross Championship, together with Jason Anderson. Rounding out an incredible supercross campaign, Zach Osborne lifted the AMA 250cc East SuperCross Championship.

In 2019 Colton Haaker enjoyed victory early in season, clinching the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, while Graham Jarvis, Alfredo Gomez and Billy Bolt are well placed inside the top five in the ongoing World Enduro Super Series.

Beginning their successful partnership in 2015, in recent years the collaboration between Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rockstar Energy has further developed with the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION being integrated into Husqvarna’s extensive motocross line-up. Built to perform at the highest level, the motorcycle formed the basis of the machine Jason Anderson used to claim the coveted 2018 AMA 450cc SuperCross Championship.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s motorsport activities are ongoing. Be it in the FIM Motocross World Championship, AMA Pro Motocross Championship, World Enduro Super Series, Grand National Cross-Country, Endurocross, Dakar Rally or the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing are focused on achieving further racing success in the coming years.

Diego Clement – Motorsport Manager at Husqvarna Motorcycles: “Together with Rockstar Energy Drink, Husqvarna Motorcycles have established, developed and expanded a truly global racing structure. One that has achieved the highest levels of success both in the United States and Europe. Extending this partnership allows Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing to continue pursuing victories in all forms of offroad motorcycle racing. We are extremely pleased to be continuing our partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink and look forward to more positive seasons together.”

Michael Kelso – Marketing Director at Rockstar Energy Drink: “The success and drive of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team is a direct reflection of the strength of the relationship between Rockstar Energy and Husqvarna Motorcycles, and the commitment given by our athletes and team staff. In dominating championships, winning races and continuing to break down borders, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing bring ongoing positive visibility to Rockstar, helping to drive the brand forward in a highly competitive environment. As we look to our future partnership with Husqvarna Motorcycles, I am sure we will enjoy many more championship celebrations together.”


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Husqvarna has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.

Rockstar Energy Drink

Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

Register for The Red Feather Campout:

SIDNEY’S MOTO CLUB: Last Chance to Register for The Red Feather Campout

Red Feather is an Outdoorsman's Playground


Ride to the heart of Roosevelt National Forest, and camp out under the stars for an adventure-filled weekend with the Sidney's Moto Club crew. A large forest grove in the Red Feather Lakes will serve as our launch pad for our outdoor escapades. Here's the best part; because Sidney's covers the food, drinks, and supplies, the only thing on your mind will be the memories you're making in one of Colorado's hidden treasures.


Mountain & Dirt Biking

Red Feather is host to an expansive network of trails just minutes away from the camp site. With options ranging from friendly jeep trails, to advanced single track, there are two wheeled options for riders of all skill levels.

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Fishing

The Red Feather Lakes are a less-fished slice of colorado waters. But despite (or maybe because of) this, the dozens of pristine lakes dotted around the area contain a healthy supply of brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout as well as hiding the famously elusive tiger muskie. 

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Hiking & More

Red Feather offers more calm alternatives to the excitement of dirt biking, with many beautiful hiking trails zig-zagging through the countryside. If you're craving civilization, there is a golf course just a few miles away. Other possible activities include rock climbing, shooting guns, and visiting the bizarre "Gnome Road". Needless to say, you won't run out of adventures in Red Feather.

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Reserve Your spot before Monday July 29

Prices for the Weekend

Member price $249.99 

Non-Member Price $319.99

Sidney's will supply three meals a day, snacks, and beverages (including alcohol), for this campout. We will haul bikes, motorcycles, and any bags to Red Feather, free of charge. This lifts the burden of logistics and planning from your mind, for a fun and memorable weekend.

This offer is not exclusive. Friends are welcome

AKIN: PROTECTIVE MOTORCYCLE HOODIE

We are riders. We are Akin.

Before we started Akin, we were always searching for riding gear that looked like normal streetwear, but protected you if things got sketchy. It didn't exist... so we created our own.

Our mission is to provide riders with the best-looking, highest quality riding gear and back it up with exceptional customer service. We only have a small number of products, which allows us to focus all of our energy on making them as good as they can be. We combine timeless aesthetics with modern safety technology, keeping you protected and looking good - both on and off the bike.


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  • Fully lined with DuPont Kevlar® fibre for superior abrasion resistance

  • NEW Longer fit – designed for riders, by riders

  • Armour compatible - Shoulder, Arms and Back (armour not included)

  • Heavy fleece outer fabric with water repellent coating

  • Premium mesh lining for breathability

  • Water resistant internal pocket - Perfect for your phone, wallet and other valuables

  • YKK main zip

  • Minimal branding

We’ve custom built this hoodie from the ground up just for you, and we haven’t held back on the extras. 
  
Firstly, we developed an entire new fit that was tailored to suit the modern day motorcyclist. Say goodbye to the short and ‘boxy’ hoodies you’re used to. The Akin Protective Hoodie has a longer tailored fit, with a bit of extra length in the sleeves to prevent them from riding up when you’re on the bike. We also removed those pesky drawcords on the hood (who uses them anyway?) to prevent them slapping on the side of your helmet. 
  
The outer shell is constructed of premium, heavy weight fleece with a water repellent coating. This coating causes water to bead and run off the fabric instead of soaking through. Neat huh?! 
  
This hoodie is fully lined with one of the world's strongest aramid fibres which is well known for its superior abrasion resistance and durability. We’ve also used a premium mesh liner for breathability and thrown in a water resistant internal pocket to stash your valuables. 
  
Need more protection? We’ve designed the Protective Hoodie to be 100% compatible with ‘Forcefield’ and D3O Body Armour inserts (sold separately). These are some of the best armour inserts in the world and we highly recommend investing in them.

If you have any questions about the Protective Hoodie please email us at info@akinmoto.com. You’ll be talking directly with the person who designed + tested it, so they should be able to answer any of your questions!

DuPontTM and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

ARMOUR INSERTS: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HOODIE USES 'SHOULDER' SHAPED ARMOUR FOR THE ELBOWS. IF YOU NEED ELBOW ARMOUR, PLEASE ORDER THE 'SHOULDER' SHAPE.  CLICK HERE 

FTR 1200 ARTIST SERIES TANK COVERS: D*FACE

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE UNLEASHES V-TWIN-POWERED FINE ART WITH ITS FTR 1200 ARTIST SERIES TANK COVERS

Five Limited-Edition Designs From Five Renowned Artists To Be Unveiled June 13 At Wheels & Waves


MINNEAPOLIS (May 30, 2019) – In a dynamic, creative display of artisanship, Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its FTR™ 1200 Artist Series, a collaboration with five renowned artists on a limited-edition line of tank covers for its all-new FTR 1200. Only 100 tank covers of each design will be produced, with the five unique designs to be unveiled on June 13 at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz, France.  Sets will be available from select Indian Motorcycle dealers for $699. 

Indian Motorcycle curated a lineup of artists with extremely distinct styles from street graffiti to modern abstract, in order to appeal to a wider range of consumer preferences. The artistic tank covers will allow FTR 1200 owners to instantly transform their bike into a piece of mobile fine art, while also increasing their personal connection to the FTR 1200.  

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The five artists include:

Steve Caballero: A legendary skateboarding icon and original member of the famed “Bones Brigade,” Cab has forged his legacy by turning pools and half pipes into canvases for his skate artistry. Over the years, he has become well-known for his extraordinary “low-brow,” hot-rod-culture-inspired original art work. His designs are now highly sought after by brands and collectors across the skate and art industries. 

D*Face: D*Face (a.k.a. Dean Stockton) is a leading figure in Urban Contemporary Art, inaugurating his career on the streets more than 15 years ago. He originally entered the scene by hand-drawing stickers and posters, adhering them all over London and beyond for the unsuspecting public to discover. His work has since evolved, from fine art gallery shows to full-scale outdoor mural installations that transform urban landscapes and high-rise buildings into massive works of art. 

Adam Turman: A home-grown visionary from Indian Motorcycle’s very own backyard of Minneapolis, Turman is known best for large-scale, vivid and dynamic wall-mural installations throughout the Midwest. He began his art career by creating gig posters for local bands, taking inspiration from the bold, graphic style of 1980s comics and heavy metal art. Turman’s keen ability to marry his bold, vivid artistic visions with strategic-marketing objectives has made him one of the Midwest region’s most sought-after commercial artists. 

ThankYouX: ThankYouX (a.k.a. Ryan Wilson) began his artistic journey on the streets of Los Angeles in 2009 spray painting stencils in homage to Andy Warhol. While these signature stencils were his initial calling card, they were only scratching the surface of his multi-faceted artistic identity. As his level of notoriety expanded, the nature of his expression evolved to modern abstract designs that stand in contrast to the more conventional graffiti-inspired street-art paradigm. His unique brand of street art has captured attention and earned acclaim around the world.

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RISKA true “O.G.” in the world of graffiti, RISK began his career as a founding member of the WCA (West Coast Artists) graffiti crew.  RISK was one of the first graffiti writers in Southern California to paint freight trains and pioneered the use of billboards and freeway overpasses as artistic canvases.  Over several decades his career has transitioned from the streets to museums, galleries and clothing lines.  Risk is an innovative contemporary artist who now incorporates everything from advanced: "color theory" to "neon" in his body of work.

The FTR 1200 stands as Indian Motorcycle’s most-customizable platform to date, featuring four distinct accessory collections, designed to modify the bike’s overall look and feel based on the unique tastes and styles of different riders. With its fuel tank located beneath the seat, the FTR 1200 airbox sits directly over the motor where fuel tanks more commonly reside. This allows for tank covers that are easy to remove and interchange, making the process of customization and personalization even more efficient for riders.  

“Art and motorcycles share a common thread of self-expression, and for motorcycles, customization is where self-expression truly comes to life,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director of Marketing and Product for Indian Motorcycle. “The FTR 1200 and its diverse accessory collections, were purposefully designed to enable a rider’s desire for self-expression, and the Artist Series serves that same purpose in a highly artistic fashion.”

An episodic content series, scheduled to debut shortly after Wheels & Waves, will showcase each of the five artists, their design process, and their unique airbox cover designs. To learn more about Indian Motorcycle visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle Company is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

DANNER TRAIL 2650 MID


Danner’s new ultra-lightweight hiker, the Trail 2650, is set to land early 2019 for spring and summer adventures. The boot’s namesake comes from the legendary 2,650-mile long Pacific Crest Trail that covers rugged terrain along the length of the West Coast. New for Fall 2019, Danner introduces the Trail 2650 Mid, the waterproof sibling of the feature-rich original offering athletic performance and uncompromised support with a taller height. The construction of this boot is engineered to provide the utmost in lightweight agility, impact absorption, and waterproof protection. Features include a completely waterproof GORE-TEX® liner, Danner’s Exo Heel System that locks the heel in place for the ultimate fit, a Trailguard platform for balance on unnerving ground, and a Vibram® 460 outsole with Megagrip technology for superior traction on wet and dry surfaces.

FEATURES:

  • Durable, lightweight suede and textile upper

  • GORE-TEX waterproof breathable lining

  • Exo Heel System for maximum support

  • Cushioning open-cell OrthoLite footbed

  • TRAILGUARD platform with exposed TPU shank offers lightweight, athletic performance

  • Lightweight, shock-absorbing EVA midsole

  • Vibram 460 outsole with Megagrip technology offers superior grip

  • Retailing for $170 - $180, the Trail 2650 Mid will be available Fall 2019

  • Offered in Dusty Olive and Brown/Gold for men and Dark Gray/Salmon for women

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE PARTNERS WITH VETERANS CHARITY RIDE

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE PARTNERS WITH VETERANS CHARITY RIDE FOR 5th ANNUAL “MOTORCYCLE THERAPY” ADVENTURE TO STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY

Veteran Non-Profit Organization Uses “Motorcycle Therapy” to Rehabilitate & Support Veterans Returning from Combat


Salt Lake City, Utah (July 10, 2019) – Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its continuing support and sponsorship of the fifth annual Veterans Charity Ride (VCR) to Sturgis. The veteran operated non-profit organization uses “motorcycle therapy” to help fellow veterans readjust to civilian life. The 2019 ride will feature a record number of female veterans, who will be sharing their decorated military careers and passion for motorcycles with their peers.

This year’s ride to Sturgis will take off on July 25, 2019 from Salt Lake City, Utah, winding through the famous Pikes Peak range in Colorado before making it to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. The group will be riding a variety of Indian Motorcycle models with custom-built Champion Sidecars for amputee and paraplegic veterans. The journey not only delivers the freedom of the open road and cathartic experience only a motorcycle can deliver but allows the veterans to bond by sharing stories and engage in peer-to-peer discussions.

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“We are extremely proud to be back for our fifth consecutive year helping veterans through our motorcycle therapy ride to Sturgis,” said Dave Frey, U.S. Army Veteran and Veterans Charity Ride Founder. “We cannot thank Indian Motorcycle enough for their long-standing support. More than just providing bikes, they support our program as a whole and truly create an experience that helps our vets transition to life as civilians.” 

The VCR connects veterans in a peer mentor environment that reintroduces veterans back into the civilian community to reconnect with the country they served. VCR offers holistic and nature-based programs specifically designed to help wounded, severely injured, and amputee veterans from all branches of service. Throughout the ride, the VCR stops by several small towns to make connections and to honor and celebrate our nation’s veteran heroes.

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“Each year we are touched by the inspiring stories from our veterans and the incredible growth they experience from the Veterans Charity Ride,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “We’re honored to continue our relationship with Veterans Charity Ride, and proud of the work they do for our veterans.”

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This year’s ride will feature a total of 17 veterans. Among those, eight are returning veterans who will mentor the nine veterans who are new to the program. This year’s ride features four female veterans, the most to join in a single year for VCR. Among some of the riding veterans this year, include:  

US Army Chief Warrant Officer Kaylan Harrington comes from a long line of veterans spanning back to WWI and has been riding motorcycles since she was 16. After several tours of duty, Harrington returned to Afghanistan with NATO Special Operations Detachment and continued to work with local children, building schools, helping abused women, and expanding educational opportunities for girls.  

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Eric “The Iron Fist” Morante is a three-tour Marine veteran, whose loss of his leg did not stop him from fulfilling his dream and became the first Marine amputee sanctioned to compete in boxing in the United States. 

Jared “Bones” Thomas spent more than eight years as an Army combat medic who first joined VCR on the ride to Sturgis in 2018. The ride had such a profound effect on him he chose to come back this year and help lead the ride. 

The Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis was conceived and developed by veteran Army Paratrooper Dave Frey and Emmy Award-winning producer and director Robert Manciero of Full Vision Productions, leveraging the therapeutic effects of motorcycle riding to create an adventure of a lifetime for wounded veterans.

To support the Veterans Charity Ride, donate, or to learn more visit IndianMotorcycle.com and VeteransCharityRide.org. Riders can also follow along on Indian Motorcycle’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and Veterans Charity Ride’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under brand new stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

ABOUT VETERANS CHARITY RIDE

Veterans Charity Ride (VCR), started by veterans for veterans, is a non-profit organization that delivers Motorcycle Therapy and additional life changing, life-saving holistic programs specifically designed to assist wounded and amputee combat veterans with their needs and the issues they deal with on a daily basis. Helping our fellow veterans through outreach, action, activities, education and follow-up is what drives our organization. The end result of our program is a healthier and happier, more capable individual, who is now living life in a much better physical and mental condition, and able to help and support other veterans to do the same. Visit www.veteranscharityride.org to learn more and support this worthy cause.