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Green Swamp Excursion Ride
Riders: The Thanksgiving Holiday is a long, long weekend. I am placing this ride up for two reasons. One is just in case you are dying for a ride over the long weekend. And two is for those riders who did not make the last ride (in July) but heard about it and or saw the ride pin on other riders. Let’s start the day with breakfast, we are on our own timeline, so no rush. After that we will head north to Knights Griffin and follow that to Kathleen. Then on to our first stop, VFW Post 8002 in Lakeland. We can rest, take off a layer of warmth and have a drink. After that we will hit the Green Swamp and experience its beauty and curvy roads. At the top of the Green Swamp (Hwy 50), we will ride to Tarrytown and gas up our bikes. Then we will head to Richloam General Store to add to the Green Swamp experience. At Richloam you can experience a walk back in time in a real authentic General Store as you get a candy from the glass jar and a soda. At Richloam I will pass out the Ride pins to those who do not already have one. From Richloam, we will head south using Hwy 471 South, that way we can say that we rode every road in the green Swamp. Once in Z-hills, Star and I will stop at the VFW Post for a drink, you all are welcomed to come along with us but the ride will be officially over, so do as you wish. So if you find yourself with some spare time, even if you rode the Green Swamp with us before but you are in need of friendly companionship and a ride, come along.

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Patriotic Riders is a meetup to unite America-loving motorcycle riders who seek and support rides and events with a patriotic purpose. Many rides will be for our veterans and other charities that support our vets. We also will take rides to museums, reenactments, and other venues and events that share the history and the honor of our great country. The latest events and dates will be posted here so members can make sure they are in the know on the events that express our love for our country, and our thanks for the men and women that have protected us and our freedoms.

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