Patriot Harley-Davidson®
9739 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031

Ride of the Patriots FAQs

No. This event is open to all makes of motorcycles.  While most of the participants are on Harleys, all other makes are represented.  All are welcome.

Any member in good standing of the Fairfax VA Chapter, Harley Owners Group. Click here to sign up to volunteer.

Easy! Click here to fill out this form. Someone on the ROP committee will reach out to you confirming your volunteer status. 

No, this event is open to all riders! As the reputation of the ride has grown, riders from neighboring states as well as groups from all over the USA have joined us. All are welcome.

No. This event is open to all riders.  We are pleased to have members of other riding groups as well as independent riders join us.  We hope you will take a minute to introduce yourself to a Fairfax H.O.G. member.

Staging begins at 6:30 a.m.  The ride kicks off at 9:05 a.m. and bikes arriving as late as 9:30 a.m. can join the ride. Arriving after 8:00 a.m. limits ability to share in the Parade and Opening Ceremony.  Those arriving after 9:15 a.m. will not spend much time in the staging lines and will most likely join a moving line.

Staging will be along the eastbound lane of Fairfax Boulevard (Lee Highway)(see Staging Basics). Bikes will be staged four abreast.  Just pull up behind the last bike in any one of the lanes and follow the directions of the staging coordinators.  This is a good time to ask any questions that you might have.

Yes. Staging Coordinators will direct the staging of all bikes and will be advising all riders on all pertinent details (see Staging Basics).

There will be Fairfax H.O.G members selling pins and or directing parking and staging. They will answer your question of direct you to someone who can.

Yes.  We recommend that you secure your bike before leaving it, but you should feel comfortable to leave your bike to get breakfast, visit the dealer or participate in the Opening Ceremony.  Be sure you allow sufficient time to get breakfast and get back to your bike by 9:00 a.m.

The best approach is to line up right behind your friend in the same line.  As the four lanes are merged into two, it is likely that another bike will be sequenced or merged between you as you leave for the Pentagon.  You will certainly be close enough to reestablish contact when you get to the Pentagon.

Yes.  Port-a-Jons will be located in the dealer parking lot and at three locations along Fairfax Boulevard (Lee Highway) where bikes will be staged (see Diagram). The later you arrive, the less opportunity there will be to get food, beverages or use restroom facilities.  If you do arrive late, there are plenty of restroom facilities at the Pentagon Parking Lot. Depending on actual parking lot location, a moderate walk may be involved.

Yes. Patriot H-D will be open at 6:00 a.m. Merchandise will be available and service personnel will be available to provide immediate repairs to enable you to safely participate in the ride. They will not be available to put on new pipes or perform scheduled services.

No. Merchandise pertaining to the Ride of the Patriots will be available from Fairfax H.O.G. members. H-D merchandise will be available from the dealer.

Yes. Fairfax County , City of Fairfax, Fairfax County Sheriff, and other local police motor squad members will escort the Ride of the Patriots from the staging area on Fairfax Boulevard (Lee Highway) to the Pentagon. Please see other sections of the web site for details on the ride and what to expect.

No. Even though the ride is police escorted and the pace will be slow and steady the ride will be in a column of twos and staggered. It is essential that extra care be exercised to avoid mishap.

Yes. Virginia and the District of Columbia have mandatory helmet laws. Rolling to Remember also requires helmets. This is not optional. Wear your helmet.

Opening Ceremonies will be held in the Patriot H-D Parking Lot.  The Opening Ceremony (see the schedule) will be preceded by a short Community Parade down Fairfax Boulevard (Lee Highway).

The Opening Ceremony commences at 8:05 a.m.  The Community Parade steps off at 7:30 a.m. and proceeds down Fairfax Boulevard (Lee Highway).

See the schedule here.

Yes! Click here to see all the details about the professional ROP Photos.

Yes! Click here to see all the details about the professional ROP Photos. 

We will travel to the Pentagon via Fairfax Boulevard (Lee Highway), Nutley Road and then Eastbound on I-66 and Route 110.  Specific route information will be provided to each rider when they stage their bike.  Please refer to the card to confirm the final route.

No. There is no Exit Point (Bailout) for those who do not wish to enter the Pentagon parking lot for Rolling to Remember®. If you do not wish to stage at the Pentagon, follow the group into the entrance for the parking lot, but stay on N. Boundary Road. Indicate to the Rolling Thunder staff that you do not wish to park, but want to depart. PLEASE DO NOT EXIT ALONG THE WAY, this causes a very dangerous and confusing situation.

Yes. Official parking personnel will be directing thousands of bikes as they arrive.  It is possible that our group might be flagged into different lines at several points.  You will have plenty of time to locate separated units and make plans for reuniting after Rolling to Remember®.  Take the opportunity to get to know some new riders.

No. Once you are in the parking lot, you are in line and will not be able to leave until your line is directed to begin moving out of the parking area and on to Rolling to Remember®.

These facilities are available in the main Pentagon Parking Lot. If we happen to be directed to and staged in one of the adjacent parking lots, lavatories and beverages may not be available without a moderate walk to the main parking lot. Changes in Pentagon parking and growth of Rolling Thunder will likely continue to challenge organizers. It is essential that all riders be prepared for a long wait in the middle of a warm parking lot without all amenities. At a minimum, pack water.

Rolling to Remember® is an awesome event and worth all the effort and any minor inconveniences. Visit the official Rolling to Remember® website.