The 2017 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis kicked off, taking more than a dozen veterans
on the ride of a lifetime halfway across the country from Los Angeles to the Sturgis Motorcycle
Bates Footwear, the Official Footwear of the Ride, equipped participants with their Freedom
and Bomber motorcycle boots to accompany riders on their journey.
The 9-day ride departed from Sun Valley, CA and takes veterans through some of the most beautiful
parts of the country, with extensive riding through the many National Parks of Utah and over the
Along the way, riders will don their American-made Bates motorcycle boots as they make their way to
the nation’s largest motorcycle rally.
Saturday, August 5th, the group arrived in South Dakota and made a ceremonial grand entrance
into the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Participants enjoyed all that the event had to offer, including an
appearance on stage at the famous Buffalo Chip, riding in the Black Hills, and more.
The Ride to Sturgis is just one of the ways in which Veterans Charity Ride supports wounded and severely
injured veterans from all branches of service. The non-profit organization uses motorcycle therapy and
other life-changing programs to provide uplifting and healing experiences for these veterans, and Bates
Footwear is proud to support their efforts.
You can follow along with the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis on social media by following #veteransride
and #batesvcr. Learn more about the Veterans Charity Ride at www.VeteransCharityRide.org.
Check out the American-made Bates Freedom and Bomber motorcycle boots that the veterans will be
wearing at www.BatesFootwear.com, and follow Bates Footwear on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
for the latest updates.
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