KIA Memorial Ride for Our Fallen Soldiers

Pre-ride Breakfast: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Ride Registration: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
$20.00 donations for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund
100% will benefit the children of KIA soldiers 

The KIA run is going to two graves in Forest Lawn, one for Eddie Wood and one for a Medal of Honor recipient. Then we are going to hit the highway west to Dodge out 92 to a cemetery in Yutan and then to Ashland for a supervised cemetery tour of really old KIA graves. We start out at American Legion Post 1 at 78th and Davenport with an Opera singer (s) doing God Bless America. It should be somethin'... [Thanks to Jerry Miller for the full ride description!]

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  • Tim G.

    An important cause for sure. Great to meet some new people and enjoy the company old friends. Thanks to the crew in Ashland for the hot dogs and soloist.

    May 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry we couldn't make it. Spending the week in Branson and Arkansas instead. This our annual "dodge the rain" event.

    May 26, 2014

  • guy j.

    me and mariea had great time looking forward to next ride see you guy's if anyone wants to ride next sunday if rain holds off let me know

    1 · May 25, 2014

  • Milt H.

    great ride for great cause

    1 · May 25, 2014

  • Ray t.

    It was a great run! Very moving. Everyone was so great! Want to go again next year!

    1 · May 25, 2014

  • neal S.

    good ride, weather coordinated with us. legion riders did a great job.

    1 · May 25, 2014

  • guy j.

    left heading towards hyvee

    May 25, 2014

  • Tim G.

    Ray, Carol, Guy see you there for breakfast.

    May 24, 2014

  • Ray t.

    Like how u guys think! Carol and I will b there at hy-vee at 9 for breakfast! See ya then!

    1 · May 24, 2014

  • guy j.

    i will meet at hyvee bringing at least one guess first ride with you guy's see ya tomorow.

    1 · May 24, 2014

  • Tim G.

    Okay Roz, I will meet with you all at hy-vee parking lot 10:00am. Most likely will be there at about 9am to eat breakfast if anyone wants to join.

    May 24, 2014

  • Roz

    I just noticed that Neal had posted a suggestion to meet at HyVee on 78 & Cass Street. I agree with Neal that we meet at 10 a.m. at HyVee.

    1 · May 24, 2014

  • Roz

    I was wondering the same thing Tim asked. It would probably be a good idea for all of us to meet up somewhere first. Any suggestions?

    May 24, 2014

  • Tim G.

    I don't know too many people on here yet. Not sure I would recognize everyone especially if it's a big run. Is there a designated meeting spot to meet up at a certain time? Who is organizing? Thanks.

    May 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much for accepting me! My friend and I, both active duty military, will be joining you for this special event. Looking forward to it! See you tomorrow.

    May 24, 2014

  • Charles J C.

    Sorry, gang, but something came up out of town that I have to attend to do I won't be making the ride. See y'all at the end of June for the Sioux City ride!

    May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anybody plans on going to the circle track dirt car race at I-80 Speedway afterwards, here's some info: Pit Gates open at 3 pm, Grandstands at 4:30 pm with racing at 5:55pm. Pit Passes are $30, Grandstand Adult tickets are $20, with Juniors (6-12) $5 and 5 and under free as always. You can save money by going to the I-80 website and purchasing two tickets for $25 at www.i-80speedway.com/i80/events/charlie-clark-memorial-2/.

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • guy j.

    how far is this run have another ride but might perfer this one. need to see if fits schudle

    May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The KIA run is going to two graves in Forest Lawn, one for Eddie Wood and one for a Medal of Honor recipient. Then we are going to hit the highway west to Dodge out 92 to a cemetery in Yutan and then to Ashland for a supervised cemetery tour of really old KIA graves. We start out at American Legion Post 1 at 78th and Davenport with an Opera singer (s) doing God Bless America. It should be somethin'...

      May 20, 2014

  • Tim G.

    Does the $20.00 cover breakfast?

    May 19, 2014

    • Charles J C.

      According to Mike's post, below, no. Breakfast is a separate cost, but it's only $5.oo.

      1 · May 19, 2014

  • neal S.

    I will suggest that all going on this ride meet at the Hy Vee parking lot, this is just north of Cass street, 78th street street runs into the parking lot, only about a block from the legion post. If not eating as a group before the ride , we could meet at about 10:00 or 10:30, that would give us plenty of time to get registered and ready to ride. I am definitily open to any other suggestions.
    We have plenty of time, so feel free to make sugestions!!

    May 17, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    I will not be able to make this ride but from information I have gathered from the internet the breakfast is being held at the Omaha American Legion Post #1 at 7811 Davenport Street, Omaha, NE from 0900 to 1100 HRS.

    They are recommending people show up early. The breakfast costs $5.00. If our group is planning on meeting elsewhere for breakfast would someone please post that location and the time the group would be meeting there? The ride itself costs an additional $20.00 donation to the scholarship fund. Sign up for the ride goes from 10:00 to 11:30. I would imagine the ride will start after 11:30 but if anyone knows different please let the group know.

    We have some new members attending. Can someone post on here where everyone will meet so our new members will be able to find our group?

    There will be a lot of people and bikes there and we need to have a sure fire way for our group members to find each other.

    May 17, 2014

  • sharon s.

    Where will breakfast be held? Also, what time does actual ride start? Thanks

    May 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have graduation parties to attend but will try to work around everything. We went last year and it was extremely moving :)

    April 28, 2014

  • mjbahr007

    Work conflict showed up enjoy the ride folks. This one has real meaning.

    April 28, 2014

  • sharon s.

    I am interested in going on this ride, however, I do not have my own bike. Would anyone be able to two-up with me? Thank you

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a retired race car driver but still follow it. I just realized there's a big car race at I-80 Speedway at the Greenwood exit that starts at 5:55 p.m. that evening. It's the sixth annual Charlie Clark Memorial Race. He was a famed car builder and racer. There will be top drivers in the Modified and Super Late Model series from several states. Big purse brings big racers, it'll be a great show! When we're done at the Ashland cemetery we can break off and head west on Hwy 6 to Hwy 63. The track is only a few miles south from there right off the interstate. (If there's time) Parkers Smokehouse is at that intersection, we could stop for a bite to eat possibly, otherwise the track has food too. We'll have to decide then depending on time. The track has a designated area for bike parking up front. After the races it'll be dark of coarse, probably around 11:00 pm or so. We can take the interstate home, it's only about a 45 min. ride back. No work the following Monday!

    1 · February 9, 2014

    • Milt H.

      Sounds like a great ride and a night at the races to top it off...can't ask for anything more.

      March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Our 7th year wedding anniversary date! What a way to celebrate our day :)

    2 · February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    O.K. I got the details from my friend that's an organizer there:
    The KIA run is going to two graves in Forest Lawn, one for Eddie Wood and one for a Medal of Honor recipient. Then we are going to hit the highway west to Dodge out 92 to a cemetery in Yutan and then to Ashland for a supervised cemetery tour of really old KIA graves. We start out at American Legion Post 1 at 78th and Davenport with an Opera singer (s) doing God Bless America. It should be somethin'...

    1 · February 4, 2014

    • Charles J C.

      Thanks for the info. I'll add it to the event description for everyone to see right away.

      February 4, 2014

  • Charles J C.

    Sorry, but I'm not sure of the route or length. All I had to go on was the image on one of the KIA soldier's Facebook page that was shared with me. I couldn't even find anything about it on the American Legion Riders' site or calendar. I'll keep checking their site and calendar and will update this page if i see any updates.

    I'll definitely check out their Sunday Riding Skills classes. Any chance to improve my riding skills is definitely worth a $10 donation.

    I've seen Jerry "Motorman" Padilla's demo videos online - really cool.

    February 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yea I couldn't find anything either, they may not have it all planned yet. These guys know they're way around and I'm sure it'll be an enjoyable ride either way.

      February 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you know where the ride goes & how long? These guys are also going to try to provide Sunday riding skills classes at least once a month (depending on turnout) for a $10 donation. I don't care how long you've been riding or how good you think you are, these are very important skills to know, anyone can learn them and you'll be a much more confident and safer rider for it. You can google "Ride Like a Pro" to get an idea of what's involved. This is the criteria they'll be working from. I highly recommend it to everyone! I know one of the instructors and I've done it myself. Trust me, when you get it, it's like flipping a switch to being the master of your machine. Lots of fun, I really hope this takes off for them. Check it out, sign up, tell 'em I sent ya!

    February 4, 2014

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