The Ride to Remember Revs Up for its 23rd Year August 19

On Saturday, August 19, over 200 motorcyclists will come together at the Neillsville American Legion Post 73 for The Highground’s 23rd Annual Ride to Remember® in recognition of honor and valor. Veterans and Veteran supporters will gather to enjoy rides in picturesque Clark County and help raise funds for The Highground and its Veterans programming. Although the riders and the number of riders may change every year, it’s easy to see that the desire remains the same: to remember the fallen and honor the living.

Highlights of the event include three scenic rides led by experienced motorcyclists, live music by the band Uncle Ron from 10am–1pm, a ginormous basket raffle organized by Sue and Mary Kokosz (the “Basket Babes”), 50/50 raffles and vendors. The public is welcome to take part in the raffles and the event ceremony.

Registration for the Ride to Remember begins at 9 am at the American Legion in Neillsville (6 Boon Blvd, Neillsville, WI 54456). Join any of the three scenic rides led by experienced motorcyclists: Ride 1 will be from 10–11am; Ride 2 will be from noon–2pm; and Ride 3 will be from 1–2pm. All the riders will leave the American Legion at 2:45pm to take their 4th and final ride of the day, winding their way through Neillsville and out to The Highground. This ride is meant to remember all of the fallen brothers and sisters of service. There will be trike riders offering Veterans a chance to join one of the scheduled rides. Those who would like more information are encouraged to email Bonnie at events@thehighground.us.

The Highground is a tranquil Veterans park located in central Wisconsin, offering a place of reflection and hope for many Veterans and their families. Through its social programs and restorative retreats, The Highground provides Veterans and their families with opportunities to build healthy, trusted relationships, resilience and coping skills to help them overcome the invisible wounds of service. Events such as this help fund The Highground’s daily operations, maintenance of the park and their crucial Veterans programs.

The Highground is exceedingly grateful for this year’s supporters: VFW Riders District 7; CVMA 45-6; Rolling Thunder Inc. WI Chapter 2; American Legion Post 73; Dairyland Originals Women On Wheels; Bonnie Henchen; Hansen’s IGA; Dresher Oil; The Basket Babes (Sue & Mary Kokozs); H & S Manufacturing Co. Inc; Woodfield Inn & Suites; Lumberyard Bar & Grill; Conrad’s Harley-Davidson; Central Wisconsin Broadcasting; WWIS Radio; Patriot Beads and Brass, and more.

The entry fee is $25 for a single rider and $45 for a rider and passenger. All funds raised will benefit Veterans’ experiences at The Highground and through the organization’s Veterans programs.

Ride details and an online registration link are available on The Highground’s website at https://www.thehighground.us/events/23rd-annual-ride-to-remember/. Riders and passengers can also register onsite the day of the event. Event questions can be directed to Bonnie at events@thehighground.us or by calling 715-743-4224.

Information about The Highground, event updates and more are available on their website at thehighground.us or their Facebook page at Facebook.com/TheHighgroundVeteransMemorial.

The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456.