When the immensely popular Love Ride took a break in 2015, it left the door open for a new classic charity motorcycle ride in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Looking to take over that role is the Ride For Children, which benefits Olive Crest, a regional organization that has the motto: Strong Families, Safe Kids. The 3rd Annual Ride For The Children is scheduled for October 3, 2021, pushed back from October 2020 due to government restrictions on gatherings in California.The 3rd Annual Ride For Children is co-hosted by Bartels’ Harley-Davidson and Glendale Harley-Davidson. Charity ride veterans will recognize Glendale Harley-Davidson at the traditional starting point for the Love Ride. In the case of the Ride For The Children, the ride begins at Bartels’ in Marina Del Rey, with a light continental breakfast and coffee offering at registration. The escorted ride heads up Lincoln Blvd, before taking Pacific Coast Highway (California State Route 1) to Sycamore Cove State Beach at Point Mugu State Park.
After arriving at Sycamore Cove State Beach, attendees are treated to a beach party that includes a BBQ lunch by J Wolf Catering, as well as a concert by Aces & Eights, a band that describes itself as “classic, Southern, and country rock from the High Desert.” Friends and family of riders can arrive at Sycamore Cove as early at 11 a.m.To participate in the festivities, it will cost you $35. It’s the same rate for a rider, or someone getting to Sycamore Cove without participating in the ride. A passenger on the ride pays the same $35 as the rider. Vendors are also encouraged to participate with a booth or an ad in the ride program.Grand Marshals for the event include AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Dave Ekins, respected motojournalist Jamie Elvidge, and actor/musician Sean McNabb, plus actors Lorenzo Lamas and Perry King.According to Olive Crest, the organization provided over one million safe days for Olive Crest children in 2019, as well as a 99 percent stability rate in foster placements.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.