February 6, 2019 at 3:29 pm #10766
Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I’m a 30 year retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt – E9); retired 3 years ago in Colorado.
Doing the Central Route as an FNG this year and really looking forward to it!
I’m the Operations Manager (20-40 hour a week volunteer position) for a nonprofit, MRP, which takes vets and first responders with PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc., on 5 day adventure motorcycle relief rides, AT NO COST! They’ve just got to get to the ride, Denver or Tucson, and from there, the rest of the experience is on us! We’ve got a fleet of 16 BMW GS adventure bikes. We ride during the day and do workshops in the evenings. We’ve been around for 3 years now, done 24 rides, and put 178 folks through the program. If you check out our Facebook page or website and watch the testimonial videos, you’ll hear first hand how the program has changed lives.
We also got a sidecar last year, so we can take folks who used to ride and are no longer physically able on our rides!
If you know of someone who rides and is struggling, have them check us out and fill out an application. If you have any questions, let me know.
See y’all on the ride!
Mike “Yukon” Bobbitt
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2019 FNG - Central Route
Operations Manager - Motorcycle Relief Project
Sergeant at Arms - ALR Post 2008, Falcon CO
February 6, 2019 at 6:56 pm #10777TurtleParticipant
I participated in one of their rides (number 13) in August 2017 and can say nothing but good about this experience. Even though I ride a Harley their BMWs are great machines and are all in great condition and are well maintained. They can even supply the required safety clothing including a full face helmet if you don’t have any. The routes are well planned and take in many different types of riding. Going up Pikes Peak we had sunshine, rain, snow and sunshine again. The evening workshops/groups were well orchestrated and timely, pertaining to our needs. Accommodations and food were also pretty darned good. This was a great week and I would encourage veteran or first responder with PTSD to apply.
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