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Good Ride Salutes Honors Military Overseas in Stuttgart, Germany with Indian Motorcycle Ride

Military holidays are synonymous with sunshine, barbeques, friends and family. We give thanks those who served on Veteran’s Day and honor the fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. But all too frequently those currently serving, specifically those overseas on active duty, are forgotten. Armed Forces Day pays tribute to men and women who currently serve in the U.S. military.  image002
 
For this year’s Armed Forces Day, Indian Motorcycle and freestyle motocross icon Carey Hart partnered to honor and celebrate with our active soldiers. In a first-of-its-kind Armed Forces Day celebration, Hart’s military charity ride, the “Good Ride,” traveled overseas to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. Dubbed “Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart powered by Indian Motorcycle,” the celebration hosted nearly 50 active troops on a wet and raining poker run throughout the beautiful Germany country side. Over 100 joined the BBQ celebration following the ride.image003
                                                                                                                                                         Not only is this Hart’s first time taking the Good Ride overseas, but this is the first time anyone has celebrated with active troops through one of the greatest American past times, motorcycling. For Hart, coordinating this ride with those active soldiers gave a special piece of “home” to those overseas. And after all, there’s no greater representation of freedom than riding motorcycles.
 
While Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart included a ceremonial ride through Germany’s picturesque countryside and a family-friendly barbeque with live music, Indian Motorcycle ran a dealer-driven test ride promotion to raise money for the Infinite Hero Foundation, which is the primary beneficiary of Hart’s Good Ride Rally. During the month of May, which is National Military Appreciation Month, Indian Motorcycle donated $20 per test ride, up to $30,000. Infinite Hero Foundation funds programs that drive innovation and accessibility of effective treatments for military heroes and their families dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries.

THE 2017 PHILADELPHIA VETERANS DAY PARADE

Post & Photos by Jack McIntyre.

Today was a special day for me. Being a former Marine, joining ten thousand of my Military brothers, especially bringing hundreds of Motorcycles into the mix, is right up my alley. We all gathered in Center City Philly , the weather called for morning rain, but God had other ideas in mind & sent us some sun & warmer winds as the hours passed by. It was a gathering that involved motorcycles obviously, but what aren’t in my images are the large groups of veteran’s organizations, prior military, marching bands, and more. I can only post just so many images, so please enjoy what I have shared and visit our great city, we do these types of events all the time, and because of that I love living in Philadelphia. For lot’s of details on this organization, please visit: http://www.phillyveteransparade.org/

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Victory and IAVA to Combine Forces in NYC on Veteran’s Day

Victory Motorcycles and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will continue their partnership supporting the men and women of the armed forces by joining together at America’s Parade in New York City on November 11. This nationally televised parade is the largest Veteran’s Day event in the nation.

Victory/IAVA have initiated “The Road Home” program during which Victory will contribute $500 to IAVA for each new Victory bike sold. This program is dedicated to empowering and assisting the military veterans who have served in recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to adjust to life back home. Learn more at www.victorymotorcycles.com/roadhome.

“It’s an honor to join IAVA to celebrate the men and women who protect our freedom.” said Steve Menneto, VP Motorcycles for Polaris. “We appreciate their contributions and sacrifices, and admire the work done on their behalf by IAVA.”

As a company with nearly 30% of its owner base having a military affiliation, Victory is especially honored to support military personnel, veterans and first responders. Victory currently offers these individuals $1,000.00 off the cost of a new Victory motorcycle. Offers vary and exclusions apply. Complete details are available at www.VictoryMotorcycles.com.

America’s Parade in New York City is a magnificent event to bring attention to all the brave men and women who have placed themselves in harm’s way to keep the American way of life secure.

The 2015 Victory motorcycle lineup features premium cruisers, baggers, and touring models that provide riders with industry-leading performance, comfort, style, cargo space, and reliability.

About Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America: Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest organization for the more than 2.8 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. From the group’s website: “IAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their local communities.” For details about IAVA programs and how you can support IAVA or get involved, visit www.iava.org.

About Victory Motorcycles: Victory Motorcycles designs, engineers, manufactures and markets a full line of cruisers, baggers and touring motorcycles. Every Victory model delivers industry-leading performance, comfort, style, storage and reliability. The first Victory was produced on the Fourth of July, 1998, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where every Victory motorcycle continues to be produced today. Information about Victory motorcycles, apparel and accessories is available at www.VictoryMotorcycles.com.

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