LOVE RIDE 32
HARLEY-DAVIDSON LOVE RIDE RAISES OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS FOR VETERANS
Grand Marshal Jay Leno, Foo Fighters and Social Distortion joined thousands of music fans, motorcycle enthusiasts and veterans in support of Wounded Warrior Project
October 20th, Castaic Lake, CA—Jay Leno, Foo Fighters, Social Distortion and a star-studded cast of riders including the Harley-Davidson Royal Family—Willie G, Nancy, Bill and Karen Davidson—actors Peter Fonda, Robert Patrick, Emilio Rivera, Lorenzo Lamas, Kristy Swanson, George Gray, Sean McNabb, Phillip Winchester, Mark Boone Junior and countless others joined forces this past weekend to support the Love Ride Grand Finale concert and festival—the largest and longest-running one day motorcycle charitable fundraising event in the world.
Over $1,000,000 in charitable funds was raised
to help veterans in need through the Wounded
Warrior Project. The event was put on by an army
of 750 volunteers organized by the Love Ride
Foundation. Veterans in attendance included
Petty Officer 3rd Class, Mr. Raymond “Doc”
Andalio who served as a Navy Hospital Corpsman
(medic) for 12 years. In 2003 in Iraq, Doc
sustained wartime injuries causing many broken
bones, brain damage, respiratory disorders and
mental stress. The Wounded Warrior Project has
provided the support he needed to have a second
chance at life:
“Wounded Warrior Project and the Love Ride have our backs. I am deeply grateful to all the attendees who helped. I met so many motorcyclists who were vets, and being around all those people and love felt like heaven. Raising money for awareness shouldn’t be a job; it should be shared and given with an open heart. And it showed with this last Love Ride Grand Finale. The one million dollars from everyone there will not only make a difference to a lot of people now—but also in the future. “
Riders and attendees who participated in fundraising contests won prizes such as a 2015 Harley-Davidson Black Street Glide motorcycle, an all-expense paid trip to the famous Harley-Davidson Factory and Museum in Milwaukee Wisconsin, a tour of Jay Leno’s Garage and more.
Full list of winners coming soon.
After 32 years of service, this was the Love Ride’s final curtain call. In the words of the festival’s founder, Mr. Oliver Shokouh: “It’s been my honor to serve these causes for decades. And I’m eternally grateful for the outpouring of support that so many gave this year as we ride off into the sunset with over $1,000,000 raised for Wounded Warrior Project and a total legacy of over $25,000,000 for charities to date. Lives are changed because of your attendance and participation over these years and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”