ELKHART — On Sunday, motorcyclists will hit the road for the 19th annual Riding to Remember Fallen Police, Firefighter and Veteran charity ride.
This is a 72-mile, police-escorted motorcycle ride through Elkhart County.
Riding to Remember is Elkhart County’s largest and longest running motorcycle ride honoring local heroes.
Motorcyclist can register the day of the event at Hoosier Harley Davidson from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with kickstands up at 2:30 p.m.
The ride will visit Wakarusa, Nappanee, Goshen, Middlebury and Bristol before returning to Elkhart. The route with estimated times of arrival has been included to encourage people to line the route showing their patriotic support.
The cost of the ride is $ 20 per rider and $ 30 for a rider with a passenger. Riders registering the day of event will receive commemorative T-shirts while supplies last.
The event in the past has benefited Elkhart County Veteran, Elderly and Children’s charities. This year, Riding to Remember will benefit the Elkhart Disabled Veterans “Vans for Vets” program in an effort to replace aging vans used to transport veterans to their doctor and hospital appointments.
A short memorial service honoring Elkhart County fallen heroes will take place at approximately 3:40 p.m. at the Goshen Police Department before motorcyclists depart for the second leg of the ride.
The event concludes with food, beverage and live music from 5 until 8 p.m. at Hoosier Harley Davidson, 720 W. Bristol St.
The city of Elkhart, Hoosier Harley Davidson, North End Cycle, Axemen NCI Firefighter Motorcycle Club and Blue Knights Indiana VIII Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club are the organizers of “Riding to Remember!”
Contact James Ballard at 574-360-7152 for additional information or visit the Riding to Remember Facebook page.