When service members return from deployment overseas, they can grow restless upon leaving behind the discipline and constant excitement of combat zones. For that reason, veterans seeking thrills and excitement gravitate towards motorcycles.
Riding is big in the military. In the Navy and Marine Corps, 10 percent of soldiers ride motorcycles, and 16 percent of Army soldiers are motorcyclists.
On July 26, the Special Forces Motorcycle Club in Colorado Springs is organizing an “Eagle Down” charity ride in honor of wounded veterans, and those who lost their lives. The rally allows motorcyclists to show their support for current and retired Green Beret soldiers.
The ride starts at the veteran’s memorial in Memorial Park off Union Boulevard, and ends at Red Leg Brewing Co. off Garden of The Gods Road. The route will offer a tour of the Pikes Peak region.
The rally is a “poker run,” meaning that riders who participate will pick up cards along the way, and whoever builds the best hand wins. The entrance fee for the poker run portion is $20.
At the last stop, riders can dance to live music and try their luck in raffles as well as other fundraising fun.
Cash from the event will benefit the Green Beret Foundation, The Special Forces Charitable Trust and the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
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