Friday, May 05, 2017

Annual motorcyle ride to benefit veterans' home set for May 21

Fox Valley Harley Owners Group
Sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Appleton, Inc.
5322 Clairemont Dr.
Appleton, WI 54913

Release Date: May 3, 2017

For more information contact Kat Filen 920-810-7470 or Terry Craig 920-427-2903

Fox Valley HOG 18th annual ride benefits veterans at King’s Veterans Home, King, WI

Appleton – Fox Valley HOG chapter’s 18th Annual Veterans’ Benefit ride to benefit the veterans living at the King Veterans Home in King, WI will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017.  Interested motorcyclists and their guests riding all makes of bikes are encouraged to join this effort on behalf of our veterans. 
What:  The Fox Valley HOG 18th annual ride to benefit the veterans at King.
·         When:  Sunday, May 21, 2017
·         Where:  Begins at the Appleton Harley Shop, 5322 Clairemont Drive., Appleton (just off of WIS 15 west of US 41) and follows country roads to King Veterans Home
·         Time:  Registration – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Ride begins promptly at 11 a.m.
·         Who:  All motorcycle riders and their guests who support our veterans
·         Cost:  $15 per rider/$10 per passenger
     This year’s ride starts from the Harley Davidson Shop in Appleton and follows a picturesque route through the beautiful Wisconsin countryside.  The approximately 45-mile ride from Appleton to King will last a little more than an hour.  Free coffee and doughnuts, courtesy of Dunkin Donuts will be available prior to the ride.  Additionally, Costco will be on site providing cookies and water for riders and their guests.

King Veterans Home will be featuring an open house with free admission on the day of the ride.  The open house includes an antique automobile show, live music, military vehicle display, museum tours, boat rides on the Chain ‘O Lakes, food, refreshments and other activities.  The arrival of the motorcycles from Appleton is one of the day’s highlights. 

Over the past 18 years, the Chapter has raised over $72,000 and donated hundreds of pounds worth of toiletries and other items to the veterans at the King facility.

According to one of the ride organizers Kat Filen, “Support for this ride grows every year.  The participants riding all makes of bikes make this event a success for our vets who truly deserve our help.”



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