Date(s) - 05/20/2018
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Harley Davidson Boston
Boston’s Wounded Veterans Run is proud to announce its 8th annual motorcycle charity ride on Sunday, May 20, 2018 to help raise money for four New England Veterans who were recently severely injured in overseas combat. The 28-mile ride begins at Harley-Davidson in Revere at 1:00 p.m., with registration starting as early as 8:30 a.m., and ends at Suffolk Downs in East Boston at 2:30 p.m. Cost per person, rider and passenger is $20.
Over 6,000 motorcycles are expected to show in support of Boston’s 8th annual Wounded Veterans Run and will kick up their kickstands for the 90-minute motorcycle ride through Malden, Melrose, Wakefield, Saugus, Revere and East Boston to raise money, support and honor Captain Greg Galeazzi, Sergeant Brandon Korona, Sergeant Peter Rooney and Corporal Brian Johnston. Those that want to take part in the event but prefer not to ride can meet and greet motorcycle riders, this year’s honorees and Veterans from all over New England at the closing ceremony at Suffolk Downs beginning at 2:30 p.m. featuring music, food, beer tent and guest speakers.
“It’s inspiring to see how our annual motorcycle ride continues to grow exponentially each year with more riders, more sponsors and others who want to join in on the festivities at Suffolk Downs hours and hours after our ride ends, said Andrew Biggio, founder of Boston’s Wounded Veterans Run. “The four brave Veterans we’re honoring fought on our behalf to ensure our freedom and encountered life impacting results for doing so. The least we can do is ride for them to show how much we value their patriotism and appreciate the sacrifices they made.”
One of the many special guest at this year’s Boston’s Wounded Veterans Run is Hershel “Woody” Williams, who received the Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman for his actions and heroics on Iwo Jima during World War II.
For more information, or to register a motorcycle for the Boston’s Wounded Veterans Run, please visit www.theyfoughtweride.com or the Facebook event page. Donations are also accepted and can be sent to Boston’s Wounded Veterans; 60 Paris Street; East Boston, MA 02128.