Each year folks can hear a low rumble throughout the City of Loganville in GA on Memorial Day, May 25th. No one is alarmed; everyone’s heart is plumb full of patriotic pride and admiration. The sound is representative of a sight to be seen for all who participate and all who line the roadways to show their respect for our fallen heroes. On Monday, May 25th the 17th annual Ride For America will kick off at 7:00am at American Legion Post 233 on Highway 78.
Riders are invited to participate in this year’s ride. Gates will open at 7:00am with kick stands up at 9:30am. Complimentary Chick-fil-A biscuits will be provided to the first 600 riders. Motorcycle clubs and/or groups are encouraged to stage their group at a location off-site and arrive at the Legion in one group. Entry donations are $10.00 per rider and $5.00 for each passenger. The ride will maintain the same route it has followed through the years. For the safety of all motorcyclists, no motorcycles will be able to gain access to the procession after it begins. Motorcycles are not permitted to join in along the route. Law enforcement will be stationed at the beginning and end of the procession and also along the route to prevent vehicles from entering the bike line. All riders are asked to check-in and sign the official ride waiver, a raffle ticket will be provided.
Spectators are welcome to line Highway 78 in Loganville, GA heading toward Monroe, GA where folks welcome riders into the center of the City of Monroe along Highway 11. The riders arrive in Madison, GA at approximately 11:00am for a patriotic ceremony led by the Madison American Legion Commander. After the ceremony all riders return to Loganville, GA where Post 233 hosts a BBQ lunch with door prizes, raffles, music, and family friendly fun.
Supporters who may be unable to ride, but would still like to donate to the cause, can safely donate at the organization’s website www.rideforamerica.org. Funds raised by Ride For America are donated to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. The American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country. The Legion offers its support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund. (www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy)