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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.

If you would like to be a Patriotic Rider, we ask that you first attend a ride or two so you can get to know us, and we can get to know you. After we have done so, if you would like to be an active member you can request to join this meetup. (We don't just add members based on an online click with no in-person riding, because we are looking for riders that actually come out and ride with us, not just numbers for a membership role.) We hope to see you on a future ride!

Notice:

The act of participating with us on any ride means that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN RIDE and agree to RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK. By participating with us on any ride you and your passengers / guests agree motorcycling is an inherently dangerous activity and hereby give up all your rights to sue or make any claim for damages due to negligence or for any other reason whatsoever, against the Event Organizers or Patriotic Riders (Patriotic Riders includes all Patriotic Rider meetups and groups including Patriotic Riders of Tampa, Patriotic Riders Arizona, Tin Butt Association and any of its related groups including but not limited to its leaders, members and / or fellow riders.) By participating in any Patriotic Rider meetup, you are agreeing to, and acknowledging receipt of this notice and waiving any rights for you (or any representative, third party, or insurance company relating to you) to sue, subrogate, or in any way seek recovery from Patriotic Riders (Patriotic Riders includes all Patriotic Rider meetups and groups including Patriotic Rider Life, Patriotic Riders Florida, Patriotic Riders Arizona, Tin Butt Association and any of its related groups including but not limited to its leaders, members and / or fellow riders) for any injury to property or person I may suffer including crippling injury or death, while participating in the event(s). Also, in order to participate/ride with any of these Patriotic Riders we may ask that you complete and sign a Waiver of Liability on your next Patriotic Rider group event. Membership is at will, and may be terminated by either party for any reason.

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Leesburg Bikefest Ride

301 Family Restaurant

Working the route for this ride. Save the date.

Websters Motorcycle Swap Meet

WAWA

Do you have unwanted motorcycle parts just laying around your house, parts you will never ever use again? If so, would you like to see if you can sell them and pocket the cash? If your answers were “yes” and “yes”, Sunday May 5th 2019 might be your answer. STAR and I will be setting up a table at Websters motorcycle Swap Meet, that day. We have many unwanted motorcycle items laying about around our house, so we figured “why not” try to get rid of as much as we can and recoup some money as well. We invite each of you to one, come along and set up items on our table or on a tarp. Or two, you can drop items off at our house up until May 4th, 2019, place a tag on the item stating your name and how much you want for it (also helpful will be a final amount of how low in price you are willing to go below the tagged price; if at all). STAR and I will keep a log of rider’s items, price as well as your final (lowest price). This would also be a great ride for riders to ride up to Webster and check out other motorcycle related items. If you have not been to Websters before and are not sure where it is and how to get there, you are welcomed to ride behind our vehicle and follow us. Websters is truly the Swap Meet where the “early bird gets the worm”, so we will be departing north to Websters at 6:30am (over and hour ride north). For others who have been there and departing at 6:30am is way too early for you, and you desire to ride up there that day, please, someone take charge and get the group up there safely. Once Websters is over and we sold your item(s), we also invite you to stop by our home and pickup your cash as well as any unsold items. Or, if we sold all of your stuff, you can wait until the next ride you attend, and we will give you your cash then.

Boots on the Ground Ride

WAWA

Riders: This event is an overnight ride. The ride starts in Jacksonville and is unique among Charites. The Boots on the Ground Charity is one where they set a pair of boots (Combat, Law Enforcement and Firefighter) on the ground to represent those killed since 9/11. There are thousands of boots laid out through out the area each with an American Flag, a picture and Bio of the person that set of boots represents. This is a great video riding through the 1000’s of boots and truly brings home the people who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. The URL for this event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/1187763984707464/?active_tab=about. Information about the event is below. Hosted by American Legion Riders Chapter 9, Flamingo Lake RV Resort and Dick’s Wings. LOCATION: 3640 Newcomb Road, Jacksonville FL 32218. To support K9s For Warriors, The Florida Fallen Hero Memorial Fund and Trees for American Troops. Come out and honor and support this Nations Veterans, their families and memorialize your Fallen Heroes while supporting this great cause. Registration at Flamingo Lake: 8:30am KSU at 11:00. Live Music by Jacksonville's best bands as well as a performance by the Jacksonville Firefighters Pipe and Drum Corp. Special Guest Staff Sgt. Tim Chambers, known as The Saluting Marine, will be going on tour through 16 major cities across the U.S paying tribute to our Military/Veterans & Patriots leading up to his Annual Salute in DC over Memorial Day weekend! He will be joining the 7th Annual Boots on the Ground Poker Run event in Jacksonville on Fri & Sat May 11 & 12! We will be leaving the Tampa area on Friday morning at 10:00am from WAWA in Brandon and take Hwy 301 North to Hwy 48 and Hwy 48 to Hwy 441. Then Hwy 44 North into Deland. After that we will take Hwy 17 North to I-295 were we will again take Hwy 17 North to Hwy 200 East to Fernandina Beach. I will ensure we stop about every 50 miles for a break, and gas. We will eat our lunch in Deland on Main Street and dinner in Fernandina Beach. As I stated before, this ride is an overnighter. We will be getting into Fernandina Beach about 6:30pm. Star and I will be staying at the Comfort Suites in Fernandina Beach (about 15 miles from the event). Below I have listed all the locations you can choose to stay overnight (prices may change due to the event). We will be staying two nights! Amelia Island Williams House - 103 S 9th St, Fernandina Beach (904)[masked] williamshouse.com/ Addison on Amelia Island - 614 Ash St, Fernandina Beach (904)[masked] www.addisononamelia.com/ Fairbanks House - 227 S 7th St, Fernandina Beach (904)[masked] www.fairbankshouse.com/ Hotels Beachside Motel - 3172 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach (904)[masked] www.beachsidemotel.com/$139▼ Comfort Suites Oceanview, Amelia Island - 2801 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach (904)[masked] www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-fernandina- $90▼ Residence Inn Amelia Island - 2301 Sadler Rd, Fernandina Beach (904)[masked] / $145▼ Seaside Amelia Inn - 2900 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach (904)[masked] www.seasideameliainn.com/- $92▼ We will be incorporating a Sunrise to Sunset TIN BUTT ride on the return trip to Tampa. Sunday morning we rise before the sun, watch it climb into the sky, clean up, eat breakfast, pack and then head out on a 500 mile return trip. Our return location will be Hudson, where we will watch the sun set at Sams Beach Bar. I will be providing each Rider with a “Boots on the Ground Ride Pin” for your efforts, however, in order to qualify for the TIN BUTT it will be $30 from each Rider. For that you will receive the TIN BUTT Ride Pin, License Plate Frame, personalized Certificate and the SUNRISE to SUNSET TIN BUTT patch. So, if you read all through this Ride Narrative, I hope you are as excited about the weekend as we are. If you decide to ride along, I encourage you to make lodging reservations as soon as possible. This event is very well attended and area lodging will fill up.

Whimsical Florida Ride #3

301 Family Restaurant

Whimsical Florida Ride #3! Nice local ride full of local Florida Thrills, Adventure and History. Save the date. Working on times and route.

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Field of Honor and Gasparilla Concurs d'elegance Ride

301 Family Restaurant

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