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Riders: Please join us for annual Memorial Day ride to Bushnell National Cemetery to pay respects to our fallen heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. This is what we do! There is no greater way to say thank you for your freedom than to remember service members you gave their life for us. If you have never participated in this event, you are missing out. Each year there are close to 500 bikes riding down I-275, so many that all I could see in front of me and behind was Patriotic American Bikers. Once at the Cemetery, there is a first class service attended by thousands. There are plenty of guest speakers to include the Governor, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer, songs and of course Taps. Let’s meet at the McDonalds parking lot on Bearss Ave at 8:00 a.m. and have a KSU at 8:45 a.m. sharp. We will be riding to the I-275 Rest Area and meet up with hundreds of other riders to ride to Bushnell. The Rest area KSU will be at 9:30am. Please remember to arrive with a full gas tank and bring something to sit on (chair) and a bottle of water and prepare for possible rain (rain gear). Following the ceremony, we will ride 3 miles over to the local VFW post and have lunch. The VFW prepares for this event each year and is always ready for a crowd. This is a very popular destination following the ceremony. After lunch, our return ride route will be a scenic ride filled with turns and hills. We will stop in Nobleton for gas. The ride route back to Tampa will be: • Hwy 476 west • Nobleton/Croom Rd south • Croom Rd west • Hwy 301 south • Mondon Hill Rd east • Spring Lake Hwy south • Blanton Rd east • Ft. King Rd south • Eland Rd/Morris Bridge Rd southwest • Hwy 301 and Fowler Rd (301 Mini-Mart) in Tampa is rides end The plan is to be back in Tampa around 2:30-3:00pm.
Working this event. I need an RSVP for folks who desire to stay at the Navy MWR facility. I need that RSVP no later than March 5th. RSVP after March 5th, will mean you will be staying in town at a hotel. Not a problem, just more money. Final RSVP for this ride is April 15th, 2019. After that we need to get a good count of people coming and where everyone is bedding down. REMEMBER - this is a GUYS ONLY ride, means no girlfriend(s), no wives, no sisters, etc. (not even passengers). I will be loading more details in the coming weeks. Basic ride details are we will be leaving on a Friday morning, riding all day Friday to northern Georgia, spending Saturday going to Motorcycle Museums, and Sunday going to Warm Springs and Helen Georgia. Monday morning we will ride back to Tampa Bay.
The Fourth of July is no ordinary date in the calendar. This day marked the beginning of the US modern history, the history of independence and the formation of the new independent state. On July 4, 1776, the members of the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. The first signer was the President of the Second Congress John Hancock whose signature immortalized the American independence No one else signed that day. The Declaration was adopted in Philadelphia, where guns fired, candles were lighted and bells rang the whole day. The next day the declaration was publicly announced in all major American cities. In 2019 as Patriotic Riders, we have always celebrated the 4th of July by riding in the Safety Harbor Parade. The parade is a throwback to yesteryear, small town Main Street lined with families and little tikes waving flags. The Parade itself is only one mile long and will take you 10-15 minutes to complete the ride. But Safety Harbor is a beautiful little town that continues to hold onto its small town roots. To start the day, well, breakfast. We will meet at the Paradise Restaurant (443 Main St, Safety Harbor, FL 34695) in Safety Harbor at 8:00am and have our KSU to the Parade starting point at 9:00am. I encourage all to wear your Patriotic Rider stuff, have some US Flags on your bike as well as water and sunscreen. The parade will end at the Safety Harbor American Legion, where we will park and go inside for some AC and a drink. After that you are free to enjoy the 4th however you wish.