Louisville – On Saturday, August 25th more than 300 motorcycles are expected to hit the road as “Riders for Heroes” begins its fund raising efforts to help local first responders and veterans organizations.
It is the beginning of an event to honor those who put their lives on the line every day with an afternoon of fun and live music.
“I am honored to join UAW Local 862 and its members in celebrating the third year of this event,” says Metro Council President David James (D-6). “Riders for Heroes is a chance for all of us to say thank you to dedicated police officers, fire fighters EMS workers and veterans. They sacrifice so much for us, now is the time to give them a helping hand.”
The Third Annual Riders for Heroes will feature a bike ride, bike rally, bike and car show, live music and fun for a full day events on the last Saturday of August.
“This event began as a way for the UAW’s members, who enjoy riding motorcycles, to help people in the community and we don’t believe there has ever been a ride for the first responders in our area,” says Todd Dunn of UAW Local 862. “This is way to raise funding for their organizations and charities to help take care of the needs of those who serve and protect our community.”
The event beings at 8:00am at Bluegrass Harley Davidson on Blankenbaker Parkway with registration for a ride to Elizabethtown to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Kick stands up at 9:00am.
Then, the rally gets underway at2:00pm at expo Five located at 2900 Seventh Street Road. The entry fee to the show is $10. Preregistration is $20 and includes a rally shirt. It costs $10 if you would like to place an entry for the Bike and Car Show.
“The UAW has been working with us on Operation Victory, which is a program of unions, community groups, and businesses working together to renovate homes for homeless veterans in Metro Louisville,” says Tim Morris of the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council. “We owe it to our veterans, to help them through this ride and through programs like Operation Victory.”
Schedule of events for Riders for Heroes:
8:00am register for the Bike Ride to Elizabethtown
9:00am Riders depart Bluegrass Harley Davidson
12:00pm Bike and Car Show Registration begins
2:00pm Rally Begins at 2900 Seventh Street Road
3:00pm Bands Begin
The event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds raised will go to local first responder groups and local veterans.
For more information, go to: https://www.facebook.com/ridersforheroes/ .
Or contact President James office at 574-1106.