Victory Motorcycles & ‘The Gunny’ to Salute U.S. Military on Rolling Thunder Ride in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day Weekend

GunnyDaytona (1)MEDINA, MN (May 16, 2013) – Victory Motorcycles and actor, avid Victory rider and retired U.S. Marine R. Lee Ermey – best known as “The Gunny” – are taking part in Rolling Thunder XXVI, the Memorial Day weekend motorcycle ride honoring U.S. military personnel who have sacrificed all for the sake of our freedom. The annual Rolling Thunder demonstration will take place Sunday, May 26, in Washington, D.C.

The Gunny – best known for his role as a Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant in the film, “Full Metal Jacket” – is deeply involved in advocating for the rights of active and retired or discharged members of the U.S. armed forces. He will attend Rolling Thunder XXVI as an official representative of Victory Motorcycles, saluting U.S. military personnel and their families on behalf of Victory employees and the community of Victory riders.

“We enjoy the freedom to ride because of the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military personnel, and we’re honored to have the Gunny represent our brand at this Memorial Day weekend event,” said Steve Menneto, VP of Victory Motorcycles.

On the Saturday of Rolling Thunder XXVI weekend, motorcyclists will have the opportunity to ride with Gunny to support the U.S. military. Gunny will make appearances on Saturday, May 25, at four Washington, D.C., area Victory Motorcycle dealerships and riders can join him as he rides between dealerships. Visit the Victory Motorcycles Facebook page for details on where and how to ride with Gunny.

 

Women in Motion Road Guardians to Host Tommy Thompson’s 
17th Annual Reunion Ride

Milwaukee, WI – July 12, 2011   Accident Scene Management Inc. (ASMI), the largest national provider of training for motorcycle trauma first response training, aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists announced today it will again team up with Women in Motion and former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson to host his 17th annual Reunion Ride.  The ride starts in Madison on July 14, 2011 at the Capital City Riders (CC Riders) clubhouse and unveils two days of riding in West Central Wisconsin. The ride ends in Mauston with a Pig Roast at the Best Western Hotel in Mauston after a visit Tommy Thompson’s Farm in nearby Elroy. Tommy Thompson is hosting the Pig Roast. A group of trained female “Road Guards” known as the Women In Motion Roadguardians will combine their annual fundraising event that they hold for ASMI with Tommy’s Ride which has been raising funds to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists for seven years. Ride features a Pig Roast and visit to Tommy Thompson’s farm in Elroy, WI July 16, 2011!

Tommy Thompson started an annual motorcycle ride when he was Governor of Wisconsin. A well known and popular public servant, Tommy Thompson left his position as Governor after 14 years when he was asked to serve as secretary of Health and Human services.  Though he left Wisconsin public life in 2001, Tommy Thompson’s Reunion Ride’s(TTRR) continued through the efforts of Accident Scene Management, Inc. (ASMI). Many of the TTRR’s have been week long events that have taken the group across country to New York City, Niagara Falls, North Carolina, and New Hampshire to name a few. The ride returned to Wisconsin last year. General Public is invited to the kick off party hosted by the CC Riders Motorcycle Club July 14, 2011 6-9:00 pm. A $10.00 donation is requested at the door if you have not registered for the entire ride.

The ride departs from the Howard Johnsons in Madison, WI on Friday, July 15th, and will conclude on July 16th in Mauston, Wisconsin.  Day one includes stops at Kutter Harley-Davidson in Monroe, WI, Char’s Wagon Wheel in Portage for lunch and Reel Brother’s Harley-Davidson in Mauston for an evening party with a live band. Day two incudes a scenic ride to Al Muth’s Harley Davidson in Black River Falls for lunch and then to Elroy to visit for Tommy Thompson’s farm before settling in at the hotel for the Pig Roast that starts at 6 pm. Friday and Saturday “Day passes” and full event passes are available.

150 exhausted participants from four states will make their way home on Sunday after participating in our now famous “Topless Bike Wash” where the guys wash the girls bikes Topless. Breakfast and massages make this stop a must as participants gather to say their good byes to new friends.

For more information on this event and fundraiser, visit: http://www.accidentscene.org/womeninmotion/signup.htm

About Tommy Thompson’s Reunion Ride
Tommy Thompson started a motorcycle ride in 1994 to promote tourism in Wisconsin. He continued to host annual week long rides which left the boundaries of the state in 1998 until 2001 when he left his position as Governor of Wisconsin (after serving for 14 years, the longest tenure of any Wisconsin Governor). After serving 4 years as secretary of health and Human Services for the Bush administration Tommy entered public life and works for the Aiken Gump law firm in Washington D.C. overseeing healthcare interests worldwide. Tommy rides a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic and a Harley Fatboy.

About Accident Scene Management, Inc (ASMI)
ASMI was established in 1996 and in 1998 became a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists. ASMI teaches a class called “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” in order to teach motorcyclists how to help each other in the event a rider is injured. The most likely person to be at the scene of a motorcycle crash is another motorcyclist and the first 5-20 minutes after a crash are the most critical so it stands to reason that training motorcyclists what to do at a crash is imperative. ASMI sees its role with reducing injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists as being similar to the role of the American Heart Association’s to reducing cardiac death through CPR. While CPR is a great way to help cardiac victim survive, CPR done on a motorcycle crash victim results in a 1% chance of survival. ASMI has trained over 18,000 students and is the leader in motorcycle trauma training in the USA. Accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and with over 140 instructors in 28 states ASMI is recently expanded to Australia. ASMI recently launched a new national program called Road Guardians that encourages motorcyclists to become Life Long Learners through a program of Resources, Rewards and Recognition.

About Women In Motion Road Guardians
Women In Motion Road Guardians were established in 2001 to host an annual fundraiser for Accident Scene Management, Inc. Over the years they have built the largest fundraiser of the year for the non-profit organization. 25 female motorcyclists work with communities, motorcycle friendly establishments and law enforcement to host a 3 day group ride that operates similar to a parade with all participants staying together as a group. The plan routes, meals, parties, auctions and gas stops along the way. The women are not a motorcycle club and have no other function than this annual fundraiser but are required to be trained. They must take traffic control training, accident scene management Basic and Advanced training and motorcycle safety training. The women come from 5 states to serve as volunteers for this cause.

For more information contact
Vicki Sanfelipo, RN/EMT – Author of A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist
Executive Director – Accident Scene Management, Inc. http://www.accidentscene.org

(MC Trauma Training)
Co-Founder Road Guardians http://www.roadguardians.org

(Resources, Rewards and Recognition that encourage life long learning)
Founder Diamond Posse http://www.diamondposse.us

(serving veterans)
Allstate Insurance Motorcycle Safety Columnist - http://www.allstateridernews.com

262-364-7440 - local or 877-411-8551 - toll free

Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson Hosts July 30th Memorial Ride in Honor of The Late Bruce Rossmeyer

South Florida Fans to enjoy food and fun to benefit Youth Automotive Training Center while paying tribute to the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson dealer

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (July 8, 2011) – Bruce Rossmeyer’s Sunrise & Ft. Lauderdale Harley-Davidson, is pleased to announce their 2nd annual “Memorial Ride” which pays tribute to the late Bruce Rossmeyer by celebrating his life – featuring a police escorted motorcycle ride on July 30, 2011. Benefitting the Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC), the event will feature a Bruce Rossmeyer video memorial tribute, Country BBQ and good times for all.

The Bruce Rossmeyer Memorial Ride will depart promptly at 5pm from Harley Davidson in Fort Lauderdale, ending at the Sunrise location. The Marshall Brother’s Band and a DJ are providing hard-hitting entertainment.  Tickets can be purchased for $25 prior to the event or for $30 on the day of.  Registration begins at 3pm, and attendees will receive a free commemorative patch and t-shirt.

Bruce Rossmeyer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealer, grew up in Metuchen, New Jersey.  In 1994, looking for something fun to do in his retirement, Bruce bought his first Harley-Davidson dealership in Daytona Beach.  In just fifteen years, Bruce expanded this family business into the largest chain of Harley-Davidson dealerships in the world.  In 2005, Bruce opened the crown jewel of his empire, the world’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership and Destination Daytona.  This 150-acre complex – which includes Daytona Harley-Davidson, restaurants, bars, shops, hotel and condos – quickly became one of Florida’s premier tourist destinations, for both bikers and non-bikers alike.  He followed it up with the addition of several more dealerships.

On July 30th 2009, while heading to the Sturgis biker rally in South Dakota, Bruce died in a motorcycle accident.   Bruce’s appetite for life and the way in which he lived it are legendary, but what he will be most remembered for by those who knew and loved him was his total devotion to his family. His wife, Sandy and the family’s greatest wish is to continue Bruce’s legacy of giving.

 Bruce’s dedication to charitable causes was as wide-ranging as his business interests. The Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC) in South Florida was very dear to his heart. He pledged time and money to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, Serenity House, and The Darrel Armstrong Foundation.  Bruce served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler counties, and was also a founder of Camp Boggy Creek, a summer camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses (a division of The Hole in the Wall Camps founded by Paul Newman). The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital named a family sleeping room in Bruce’s honor for his generous support – which includes the Ft. Lauderdale “Toys In The Sun Run,” a fundraising event for the hospital that is also the biggest one-day bike event in Florida.

Rossmeyer’s remarkable business success was matched only by his dedication to family, and his zest for life. Bruce’s passion was motorcycles, but family was his first love. As wide-ranging as his business empire grew, it always remained, at heart, a family business.  All five of Bruce’s children — Mandy, Wendy, Randy, Will, and Shelly – have throughout their lives been actively involved in and continue to run the family business.

For more information about the 2nd Annual Bruce Rossmeyer Memorial Ride, or to register in advance, please visit www.BruceRossmeyerH-D.com

Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson dealerships include the legendary Daytona Beach location, as well as the famed Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley–Davidson located inOrmond Beach at Destination Daytona, the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson dealership, in addition to 9 other nation-wide locations. The Rossmeyer’s are dedicated to carrying on the family tradition, where the dealers are the lifelines to the customers.  Employees at the stores provide clients with the knowledge, service and information necessary to get riders on the road.  Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson serves South Florida with two locations in Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise. For more information, please call Bruce Rossmeyer’s Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson at (954) 724-2800 or visit www.BruceRossmeyerH-D.com
 

 

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Announces East Coast Tour

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 1, 2011) – The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America announced the route today for its 17th anniversary motorcycle event, which takes place May 7-14. What started more than a decade ago as four friends wanting to travel from one race track to another has grown into a highly organized motorcycle ride that raises funds for Victory Junction and other children’s charities. This year Kyle Petty, former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and Charity Ride founder, will lead a field of more than 175 riders from Lake Placid, N.Y., to Amelia Island, Fla., as they raise awareness and funds for several causes, including Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son Adam.
“The idea for the Charity Ride started back in 1993 with Robin Pemberton (Vice President of Competition, NASCAR), Eddie Gossage (President and General Manager, Texas Motor Speedway) and Michael Dranes (FOX network cameraman) and me just kind of riding from track to track. We called it the “Hey Buddy Tour,” said Petty who currently serves as a racing analyst for TNT and Speed. “What began as a few friends having a good time riding has turned into what we have today. Once we got started, we decided we needed to give back to the towns we rode through, so we started donating to children’s hospitals along the way. The past few years though, it’s really enabled us to make a difference at Victory Junction. We’ve built a water park and sent hundreds of kids to camp all because a bunch of people like to ride. It’s pretty amazing to me.”

In addition to 28 total fuel stops, riders will make overnight visits in Corning, N.Y., Farmington, Pa., Irvington, Va., Wilmington, N.C., and Mt. Pleasant, S.C., during their 2,400-mile trek down the East Coast. Celebrities scheduled to join for all or part of the trip include ESPN NASCAR analyst Brad Daugherty, former NFL great and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker and NASCAR driver and Bo-Dyn Olympic bobsled founder Geoff Bodine.

Fans and spectators along the Charity Ride route may contribute through the Charity Ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program, which accepts donations at pit stop locations. Fans may also follow Petty and the riders on several social media pages, including facebook.com/kpcharityridetwitter.com/kpcharityride, and twitter.com/kylepetty.

Since the Charity Ride’s inception in 1995, 6,850 participants have logged more than 9.8 million cumulative motorcycle miles and donated more than $14 million to Victory Junction and other charities that support chronically ill children. The 2010 Charity Ride raised enough money to send 180 children to Victory Junction for a five-day session free of charge.

Victory Junction, which operates solely on donations, is a year-round camp serving children, ages 6 to 16, whose health issues would typically prevent them from attending camp. The Pettys founded the camp in 2004 and fundraising for a second Victory Junction in Kansas City, Kan., is currently underway. Additional sponsors of the 2011 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America include Coca-Cola, Pilot Flying J, Racing Electronics, WinCraft Racing and FLUIDYNE Racing Products, Sprint, Krispy Kreme and FGX International.

2011 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Schedule

  • Day 1 Saturday, May 7 Lake Placid, N.Y. to Corning, N.Y.
  • Day 2 Sunday, May 8 Corning, N.Y. to Farmington, Pa.
  • Day 3 Monday, May 9 Farmington, Pa. to Irvington, Va.
  • Day 4 Tuesday, May 10 **Remain in Irvington, Va.**
  • Day 5 Wednesday, May 11 Irvington, Va. to Wilmington, N.C.
  • Day 6 Thursday, May 12 Wilmington, N.C. to Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
  • Day 7 Friday, May 13 Mt. Pleasant, S.C. to Amelia Island, Fla.
  • Day 8 Saturday, May 14 Ride officially ends in Amelia Island

For more media information, visit www.kylepettycharityride.com/press_kit.php.

About The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Led by NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America raises awareness of and funds for Victory Junction and other charities supporting chronically ill children. The Charity Ride is one of the most successful and popular charity events in the country. Now in its 17th year, the Charity Ride has donated more than $14 million to Victory Junction and other children’s charities, with 6,850 participants logging more than 9.8 million cumulative motorcycle miles. For more information about the Charity Ride, please visit www.kylepettycharityride.com.

About Victory Junction Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, NC, with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, KS. Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction’s mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. As a not-for-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families. For more information or to donate, visitwww.victoryjunction.org.

 

Rumble for Kids in Georgia

The Georgia Faith Riders organization and Great South Harley Davidson in Newnan are supporting, “Rumble for Kids,” a motorcycle ride benefiting the Palmetto, Ga.-based Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes on May 21.

The ride will start at Great South Harley Davidson, located at 185 E. Hwy. 16 south of Newnan, and ends at the Meansville Campus where lunch will be served.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the ride beginning at 10:45 a.m. Registration is $25 for a single rider and $35 for a rider with a passenger. Lunch will be served and is included in registration fee. For more information call 770-463-3800.

Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, Inc. is one of the oldest childcare agencies in Georgia. Since 1872, Georgia Baptist Children’s Home has been reaching out to hurting children and broken families. Each year, hundreds of children and families receive assistance through our statewide campus residential programs, group home care, substance abuse treatment center, maternity care, camp for children with developmental disabilities and farm-based therapeutic riding programs.

 

Ride4Love Motorcycle Charity Challenges Riders

San Diego, CA, April 18th, 2011 – Men For A Cause announces the 2011 Ride4Love, the largest one-day motorcycle ride in Southern California designed to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Scheduled to be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, proceeds raised from Ride4Love will go to support breast cancer educational seminars and health screenings. Men For A Cause is seeking riders, corporate sponsors and volunteers, more information can be found by visiting http://www.ride4love.org .

Men For A Cause, United Against Breast Cancer™ is the first and only nonprofit organization founded to educate, motivate and empower men in the fight against breast cancer in both women and men internationally as survivors and co-survivors. Men For A Cause teaches men to better support the women they love when breast cancer strikes while teaching men they can get breast cancer too.

Ride4Love is challenging motorcycle enthusiasts, cancer fighters, breast cancer awareness supporters and survivors to take part in a grassroots awareness and fundraising event. The onsite registration will begin at the Handlery Hotel & Resort, 950 Hotel Circle North, 92108 San Diego, the day of the event at 8 a.m. The charitable ride is approximately 60-miles with the route running up Pacific Coast Highway 101 to highway 76 winding through beach communities, ending 1.5 hours later at the Beautiful Pala Casino Spa & Resort and concluding with a health and fitness expo, fund-raising auction and live music.

The donation to participate in the ride starts as low as $45 per rider. As a special thank you for supporting the event every Ride4Love participant will receive a free vacation package! The first 200 registrants receive UltraStar Cinema movie tickets and the first 500 participants receive a free Breast Cancer Awareness Flag Ride Patch. To date, Ride4Love sponsors include Men For A Cause, Pala Casino Spa & Resort, T.R. Miller Co., Inc., One Hope Wine, San Diego Harley Davidson, Cure Magazine and Ultra Stars Cinemas.

“It’s a great opportunity for companies to sponsor this unique event by making a donation. Men For A Cause is focused on bringing men and women together in the fight for a cure. We already have some great sponsors who want to have their name associated with this charitable event and we are actively seeking others who care about this cause and want to join together in this fight.”

- Anthony May, Men For A Cause Founder & Cancer Co-survivor