Defenders of Freedom: Veterans Recognition Ride - Colorado Springs, CO
Brian L. A. Wess
Infinite Horizons Realty

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Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride Logo

7th Annual
Defenders of Freedom
Veterans Recognition Ride
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Colorado Springs &
El Paso County, Colorado
proceeds to benefit

Special Operations Warrior Foundation Logo

Facebook Page                               Special Operations Warrior Foundation
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4 Star Charity
                                 IRC 501(c)(3) nonprofit

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The Longest Law Enforcement Escorted
Motorcycle Ride in Colorado! (Over 40 Miles)

Registration Donation: $20/Motorcycle
Additional Donations Greatly Encouraged
*Ride Pins to All REGISTERED Riders*

2014 Ride Pin (Actual Size 1.25")

Download 2013 Ride Flyer

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MANY THANKS To Our Past Sponsors
Participants and All Who've Helped Make
Our Past Ride's So Successful:
2013 - Over 450 Participants - $9,133 Donated
2012 - Over 450 Participants - $8,600 Donated
2011 - Over 480 Participants - $9,000 Donated
2010 - Over 500 Participants and $6,000 Donated
2009 - Over 430 Participants and $5,000 Donated

- Over 215 Participants and $2,700 Donated

Working on Shirt Redesign for 2014

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Special Operations Warrior Foundation Special Operations Warrior Foundation PatchSew On Patches:
$5.00 Each   *CASH ONLY*

Actual Size 3 1/2 X 2 1/4 Inches



  7th Annual Ride Sponsors - 2014


Premier Sponsors
($1000 or More Sponsorship or Equivalent)

   Lockheed Martin Logo


Hero Sponsors
($750 Donation or Equivalent)

VFW Post 3917

& Ladies Auxiliary

Honor Sponsors
($500 Donation or Equivalent)

  Coors Light Logo Miller Lite Logo


Supporting Sponsors:

Frankie's Too Logo                      Sertoma Logo
                                                                                                                  Woodmen Valley
                                                                                                                                                         Sertoma Club

The ride is a recognition and tribute to honor all the men and women who serve, have served, have been wounded, or have lost their lives in service to the United States Military, and our country. The purpose is to raise funds that will be donated to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) to put toward programs that directly assist our special operations warriors from all branches of service who have been severely wounded or killed in service to our country, as well as their families, with immediate financial assistance, educational and family counseling and full scholarship grants for their children.

The ride will recognize the members of all branches of our Armed Forces as well as the 5 military installations in the Pikes Peak Region (U.S. Air Force Academy, NORAD, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base and Schreiver Air Force Base)

Starting Location: Lockheed Martin: 9970 Federal Drive, Voyager/HWY 83
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Registration Begins
: 9:00 AM
Safety Briefing & Presentation Of Colors: 10:30 AM
Motorcycle Procession Departs
: 11:00 AM
Registration Donation
: $20/Motorcycle
        *Additional Donations Encouraged & Gratefully Accepted
*2013 Ride Pins Given to All Registered Riders*
Ride pin2009 Ride Pin Pic2010 Ride Pin DesignRide Pin 20112012 Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride Pin


Limited Quantities of Some Previous Year Pins Available


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The ride will consist of a low speed law enforcement escorted staggered side by side procession of motorcycles on a route starting at Lockheed Martin's 9970 Federal Drive Facility just south of the intersection of HWY 83/Voyager and the Interquest Parkway.  This is a City Police/County Sheriff escorted ride which means all riders will occupy the right lane ONLY as law enforcement motorcycles leap frog intersections utilizing the left lane at very high speeds.

From there the procession will travel south on HWY 83 with a Colorado Springs Police Department Escort to Briargate Pkwy, then East on Briargate Pkwy to Union Blvd. From there, South on Union Blvd through Colorado Springs just east of Memorial Park to Pikes Peak Ave; Then east on Pikes Peak Ave to Printers Pkwy; Then South on Printers Pkwy to Airport Road; Airport Road out to Powers Blvd Northbound Connecting to HWY 24 Eastbound and out past Peterson AFB to HWY 94.

At HWY 24 and HWY 94 (The 94th Infantry Division Memorial Highway) The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will take over the escort and the procession will travel east on HWY 94 to Curtis Road. The ride will then go North on Curtis Road to Judge Orr Road then turning west to HWY 24 Westbound. Taking HWY 24 West to Meridian the ride will then take Meridian North to McLaughlin Road ending at Frankie's Too just off McLaughlin Road in Falcon for THE after event party.

Not recommended for novice riders due to slow side by side formation riding and soft shoulders on County Roads

For More Ride Info Contact Brian L. A. Wess at

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) is a Charity Navigator 4 Star rated 501c3 charity founded in 1980 to provide support and assistance to personnel of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Air Force serving in the U.S. Special Operations Command. The SOWF provides immediate financial assistance to fallen & severely wounded special operations personnel and their families as well as family counseling, educational and full scholarship grants to the surviving children of special operations personnel who give their lives in operational or training missions.

This promotion is sponsored by Brian L.A. Wess, who is solely responsible for its fulfillment.
The ‘Special Operations Warrior Foundation' name and logo is used by permission

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