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The Ride of the Patriots 2022
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The 22nd Annual Ride of the Patriots® to Rolling To Remember® will take place on Sunday May 29, 2022 during the Memorial Day Weekend. Patriot Harley-Davidson® and the Fairfax VA Chapter, Harley Owners Group welcome you to join us for this signature event. We are very pleased that the Ride of the Patriots has become a highly anticipated community event and our hopes are that all bikers and bikes will feel welcome and join us for this police escorted ride to RFK Stadium to participate in the Rolling To Remember® Demonstration Ride.
The Ride of the Patriots® is an exciting four-day event spanning the entire Memorial Day weekend. All activities for the weekend are at or begin at Patriot Harley-Davidson®, located just West of Fairfax Circle on Fairfax Boulevard. The Patriot Harley-Davidson® parking lot is designated for bikes only from Friday morning until after the departure of the Ride on Sunday Morning.
Visiting Patriot H-D on Friday, May 27nd, (store open from 9 am to 7 pm) has become a tradition amongst out-of-towners looking to reunite with old friends and family. So this year at Patriot, Friday will have live music and selected vendors, such as Letterfly Pin Striping, Motorcycle Riding Concepts, and H-D Jumpstart. There will be Food vendors on site and others to be announced. Live music all day.
On Friday evening at 5:00 pm, May 27nd, the Chapter rides to the Candlelight Vigil at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. All riders are welcome. A group dinner will take place before the vigil - location will be announced.
Activities continue on Saturday, May 28rd, with the Patriot Harley-Davidson Open House (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) continues where you may purchase a Ride of the Patriots 2022 commemorative T-Shirt from the dealership and Ride of the Patriots commemorative coins and pins at the Chapter H.O.G. booth (while supplies last). Visit the Patriot Harley-Davidson website for open house details.
Of course the most visible event is on Sunday at Patriot H-D when we honor our heroes in a community parade, ceremonies and ride to Rolling To Remember. The weekend finale is a Chapter ride in the Falls Church Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 30, 2022. The ride to the parade will leave Patriot Harley-Davidson® at 12:00 Noon.
About the Ride of the Patriots
This year is the 22nd Ride of the Patriots to Rolling To Remember®. This community event grows larger every year and will be the largest police escorted motorcycle ride to Rolling To Remember®. Ride of the Patriots and Rolling To Remember® not only honor and remember those who fought in Vietnam, but also honors the servicemen and women in uniform who serve or have served our nation, protecting and defending our liberty and democracy. The events of September 11, 2001 made all citizens aware of how precious our liberty is and grateful for the sacrifices of those in military service who defend our freedoms. Since 9/11 we have gained a renewed awareness of the tremendous job first responders and law enforcement do to keep us safe and out of harms way. Firefighters, EMTs, Rescue Squads and Law Enforcement Officers are the unsung heroes here at home. US Military operations in Afghanistan and Eastern Europe demonstrate the vigilance of those defending Homeland Security and remind us of the courage and sacrifice of our military. The Ride of the Patriots and Rolling To Remember especially honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend our freedoms and our nation—WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
About Rolling to Remember®
Bikers’ participation in Rolling Thunder® and now Rolling To Remember® began primarily as a protest with special focus on MIAs and POWs. The group has now grown to includes riders from across the USA who participate for many personal reasons, though primarily to honor all veterans.
Each year as many as 7,000 motorcycles of all makes and models from the local area as well as from points across the USA and Canada join us for the Ride of the Patriots. The bikers assemble in an orderly manner eastbound along Fairfax Boulevard (Lee Highway) starting at Patriot Harley-Davidson® and then with the help of Police motor squad units from Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax and Arlington County are escorted safely to the staging area to join the other bikers for Rolling To Remember. Spectators join in the event all along the Ride of the Patriots route and on the parade route thru Washington, DC to the Rolling to Remember® staging areas to pay tribute and to honor our heroes on this solemn occasion.
The Ride of the Patriots® to Rolling To Remember® on Sunday (see the schedule) begins with a parade down Fairfax Boulevard and an Opening Ceremony that brings the community and the bikers together to recognize the significance of this day. City leaders, State and Federal Delegates, the Fairfax High School Band, Fairfax City and County Fire and Police units, the Northern Virginia Firefighter’s Emerald Society Pipe Band, the American Legion, Honor Guards, etc. have active parts in the event on Sunday morning. Spectators from the community line Fairfax Boulevard to recognize the riders and honor this Memorial Day weekend.
The Ride of the Patriots takes the message of remembrance and honor for those who gave the most for our country and our freedoms from the City of Fairfax and Fairfax County citizens to join with many others from the USA, Canada and the world at Rolling To Remember and we are proud to do so.
Please join us and create memories you will never forget.
As we reflect on the times that have brought us together to commemorate and memorialize those who have fallen, remember that they gave their lives to protect and ensure our freedom now and forever.
The 22nd Ride of the Patriots is Presented By: