On Saturday, June 30, the Journey Home will welcome the Wounded Veterans Foundation during its 5th Annual Indiana Wounded Veterans Ride & Car Show.
The Wounded Veterans Foundation honors wounded veterans with the annual ride & car show. Proceeds from the ride go to the Wounded Veterans Foundation to help veterans across the US. The housing department of the Foundation helps rehabilitate veterans’ homes to accommodate their disabilities. The proceeds also go to the service dog training department which helps veterans with PTSD get a trained dog at no cost.
Motorcycles meet at Benson Motorcycles and will travel to The Journey Home in Winchester, IN, arriving at 11:45 am. The Journey Home will have a barbecue there for the riders and the community. With more that 5,000 respondents on the Wounded Veterans Foundation Facebook page expressing interest in the ride, the stopover at the Journey Home is stacking up to be quite the event. The Journey Home will have cups out to accept donations from riders and community members alike.
Upon leaving the Journey Home around 12:15 pm, riders will head to the First Church of the Nazarene, right down the road from Benson Motorcycles where a restored Vietnam Huey will be offering rides. The Car Show takes place at the First Church of the Nazarene. With free food for motorcycle and car show participants, bounce houses for kids, and the car show and motorcycle drag competitions, it is sure to be a day of fun and a great opportunity to show support for wounded veterans.
Rachel Brock of the Wounded Veterans Foundation said, “We definitely look forward to this year’s ride because it has grown so much. We can’t wait to see everyone who comes out to support our wounded veterans.”
-Motorcycle Ride Info-
Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration: 9 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ride Cost: $15 bike / $5 passenger
Start: Benson Motorcycles / 6410 McGalliard Rd, Muncie, IN 47304
End: First Church of the Nazarene / 3101 N. Benton, Muncie, IN 47304
Event: Slow Drag Competition
Vietnam Huey Rides: shortly after arriving at the church
-Motorcycle Ride Schedule-
9 a.m.-10:45 a.m.- Registration (plz be early)
10:45 a.m.- wounded vets stories/riders meeting
11 a.m.- kickstands up to Winchester
11:45 a.m.- arrive at The Journey Home
12:15 p.m.- kickstands up to Muncie
1 p.m.- arrive at church, led by Huey
1:15 p.m.- food for participants & Huey pics
2 p.m.- motorcycle events (prizes for the winner)
2 p.m.-4 p.m.- Huey rides= $100 for vets, $150 for non vets
4 p.m.- clean up and pack up
-Show & Shine Car Show Info-
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: First Church of the Nazarene / 3101 N. Benton, Muncie, IN 47304
Entry Fee: $10 donation
Award Given (Show Favorite): 3:30 p.m.
Vietnam Huey Rides: 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Award Classes: Show Favorite (Plaque)
-Car Show Schedule-
12 p.m.-1 p.m.- registration
1 p.m.- car show begins (no more registry)
1 p.m.- food for participants
2 p.m.- motorcycle events
3:30 p.m.- awards given
2 p.m.-4 p.m.- Huey rides, $100 for vets, $150 for non vets
4 p.m.- clean up and pack up