TOUR OF HONOR:
A Long Distance MC Run
By Gabriel Jose Carrera, aka Attorney That Rides
Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
I remember hearing about the tour of honor last year through the American Ultimate Long Distance Challenge on FaceBook. I joined and rode the FL and GA POI’s. I had the best time riding, meeting new people and seeing places that might take a few years to get back to. It was riding with a purpose instead of just riding aimlessly for the purposes of placing high mile trips under my belt.
I was just up in Washington DC for Rolling Thunder and before leaving I decided to hit all the Tour of Honor (TOH) POI’s in the area. I got silly and decided to create a fun video about the TOH. In the video I forgot to take my flag off the bike and I lost it. Not really, I freaked out and traveled back finding it on the road after 50+ cars ran it over. So play the video and fun with me as I ride all over this GREAT country’s capital.
CLICK ON GABE’S VIDEO FOR TOH FUN IN DC!
The Tour of Honor Motorcycle Ride is a great reason to hit the open road, honor our nation’s heroes, and contribute to a few good charities. The event is a season-long, self-directed ride to memorials and monuments around the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. Beginning April 1, visit as many sites as you want, with any route you choose. Finishers Certificates are awarded to those who visit any seven sites.
WIN TROPHIES AT END OF RUN!
Trophies are awarded to the first three riders to visit all of the destinations in a state (or region). Click here to see what trophies are available now. A “Jack Shoalmire Achievement Award” will be awarded to the person visiting the most memorial sites during 2018. More information can be found here.
According to rider preference, $20 from each paid registration will go to Fisher House Foundation, Operation Comfort Warriors, or Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes. All profits after expenses will be divided equally between the three charities.
SEARCHING FOR THE LOST GENERATION visits as many of the American Doughboy statues as possible by October 31. Details are here.
WAR DOGS visits as many of the War Dogs and K9 Hero memorials as possible by October 31. Details are here.
HUEYS visits as many of the Huey Helicopter sites as possible by October 31. Details are here.
The SEA-TO-SHINING SEA TOUR is a themed ride visiting all 12 “Madonna of the Trail” monuments by October 31, from Maryland to California. Or vice versa. Locations are here.
The FOUR CORNERS RIDE is a visit to any ToH memorial in each of the following states: Washington, California, Florida, Maine. To get credit for this ride, submit all photos in one email.
The following two rides are timed endurance runs and not recommended for novices. They are Iron Butt Association-certified and must meet the strict guidelines of the Iron Butt Association.
The TOUR OF HONOR SADDLESORE is a 1000-mile ride in 24 hours, visiting and documenting at least four TOH memorial sites, in any state, during the ride.
The TOUR OF HONOR SADDLESORE-EXTREME is a 1000-mile ride in 24 hours all within one state or region, visiting and documenting all seven of a state’s selected memorial sites.
Searching for the Lost Generation
War Dogs and K9 Heroes
UH-1 Huey Helicopters
North to Alaska