You are Invited to Ride & Celebrate Freedom with Us!
Vista Motorcycle & the American Legion Post 365 started this tradition last year.
The tradition continues the morning of July 4th, 2013
Want to show your event support for the Wounded Vets with a cash donation? You can.
Donations of $15 and up are greatly appreciated. Click here for donation button and details.
July 4th Event Details:
9 am -10 am: Ride to Vista Motorcycle for the Anniversary Celebration, Continental Breakfast & Stage for Group Ride
10 am -2 pm: Start Group ride to Local VA Hospitals & Honor Local Heros with Members of the American Legion 365
2 pm- 5 pm: Your choice to go enjoy your family time for July 4th celebrations or…return to the American Legion Post 365 (across the street from Vista Motorcycle) & Celebrate our Freedom with Food, Fun, & Entertainment. This ride and event wraps up in time to also enjoy local fireworks displays to round out your night.
Last year we had 55 riders visit Veterans. Our goal this year: at least 100 riders to visit two hospitals.
In honor of all the Vets who served our country and are unable to be ‘out and about’ on that day, the shop and riders from the local American Legion posts and riding clubs will be dedicating their morning to ride down to the Veterans Hospital in La Jolla, CA and on Camp Pendleton. This ride is open to Military and Non-Military members. We just need your RSVP to coordinate with the hospitals. Ride is also available for those who wish to follow in a car, truck or van.
We are helping to collect cash donations to support the cost of the daily supplies and toiletries our wounded Vets need. The riders who join us that day will be able to bring down the goody bags of supplies that are being put together by the American Legion.
To see Pics and info from the 1st Annual Event visit:
At all the parts of the event day, you’ll get to connect with, support and meet new people in North County who also care about: Freedom of Entrepreneurship, Freedom to Ride and Freedom overall for United States of America.
Feedback from our riders after the 2013 2nd Annual Freedom Ride:
“I was very excited and happy, when the different riders from the different areas, came and volunteered their time to join us and spend some time with our local heroes who spend so much of their time to fight for our freedom.
If my grandfather was still alive he would be very happy about how veterans are treated in this day and age. Growing up with my grandfather, he used to tell me horror stories on how people would throw trash and other stuff at them when they returned from war. This event showed care and concern for our veterans.
The very next Friday after the ride, I ran into Boyd Applegate. He is one of the riders who joined us for our 2nd Annual Freedom Ride. He was telling me about one of his experiences from the event that was very heart warming.
It also gave me more insight about how much our veterans are devoted to, and love, our country.
At the veterans home in Chula Vista the National Anthem was playing and one of our veteran men who has Parkinson’s was still moved to stand up and salute. He was shaking the whole time. He used all his heart and energy to stand up and salute while singing our nations song.
It was so heart warming it brought tears to so many of our eye’s including me.”
Enjoy Pics of this years 2nd Annual Freedom Ride Event! (click on images to see the slide show)
We are very thankful for the Sponsors who are making this event happen.
Be sure to click on their logos to learn more about them and how they bring value to the local community with their products and services.
Special Thanks to Our Supporters for this event:
Allen’s Alley Cafe
124 Hanes Pl.
Vista, CA 92084
Good Neighbor Tattoo
935 W Mission Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
All Discount Insurance
25021 Madison Ave Ste 103
Murrieta, CA 92562