The Ohio Motorcycle Freedom Ride in honor of military veterans is staging its 5th annual ride this Saturday May, 17, 2014. This ride is associated and is part of the National Armed forces freedom ride.
There are over 30 states participating. Bob Trost is the Ohio coordinator and has been the driving force in Ohio behind this ride since the beginning 5 years ago. It's all about giving due respect to past , present and future Veterans living and dead. The motorcycle rally - run is always is always on Armed Forces Day. Some of you may not even know what armed forces day is. It was established in 1949 to replace separate army , navy and air force days. This was to be a celebration to honor all armed forces of the United States. The unification of the military under the Department of defense prompted the memorial.
This year the Ohio Motorcycle Freedom Ride and after party will start out at Oscars Bar and Grill at 320 N Dixie Dr., Vandalia, Ohio. Registration opens at 10:00am and kickstands are up at 12:00PM. The ride is designed to really give honor to the Veterans as well as a fun time for the participants. It will proceed past the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and travel about 40 miles to the first stop at Medway Vets VFW the combat chapter.
Riders will get about a 1/2 hour to revive and refresh and then its off for another 20 or so miles to My Brothers Place a biker bar. The next stop after that is Two Bob's Inn. And then it is on to the Dayton National Veterans Cemetery. The bikers will rally at the circle for a short remebrance of our fallen brothers and sisters and a prayer in their honor.
The ride ends at Maggie's Place for the after party. This is located at 6515 N Dixie Highway, Dayton Ohio. It is expected that the riders will get there around 5:30. There will be live music, food and fellowship. This year I promised Bob Trost, who I first met on Cincinnati Biker's Life radio show when he came as a guest to discuss veterans still missing in action, that I would at least make it to the after party and I intend on doing just that to show my support for the veterans . Especially one Robert Trost .
The proceeds from the event which costs $15 per rider will be donated to Fisher House that help Vets. They give aid and support to the families of veterans that are being treated at Wright patterson Medical Center.
So if you are a biker and want to feel good about yourself come on out next Saturday. Support our military, support a great cause, and have some good fun. What follows is an interview I did with Bob Trost about this years event.
By Anthony Castelli Attorney - Anthony is an avid motorcyclist and an honest to God motorcycle attorney that rides. He can be reached at 513-621-2345.