October 10, 2022
Hundreds of Bikers Join 72-mile Patriotic Motorcycle Ride from Irvine, CA to Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego on October 16
SAN DIEGO – The Orange Coast Harley Owners Group, will host the 72-mile 11th Annual Injured Warrior Appreciation Run (IWAR) from the Orange County Harley-Davidson in Irvine to Mt. Soledad Veteran’s Memorial in San Diego to benefit the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station on October 16, 2022.
The event will feature more than 200 flag-flying bikers in a visually stunning, patriotic ride stretching for miles. Proceeds from the IWAR ride benefits the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, a non-profit organization that provides support services and transitional housing to our nation’s ill and injured military heroes.
“Warrior Station Freedom Station is an amazing organization and our chapter and Orange County Harley Davidson is honored to support these brave warriors who have given so much to our great country,” said Chris Mosher, Director, Orange Coast HOG chapter. “Each year Orange Coast chapter members head out on our bikes and hit the roads across this great nation of ours. We ride lots of miles but none of them are more important than the 72 miles we ride each October to support this great cause.”
The ride starts at 7 a.m. from the Orange County Harley-Davidson in Irvine and concludes at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. As one of the most unique veterans’ memorials in the United States, the memorial stands high on La Jolla’s Mt. Soledad and pays tribute to more than 5,200 U.S. Veterans.
“Once again, we are honored to be able to host the Orange Coast Harley Owners Group for their 11th Injured Warrior Appreciation Ride benefiting the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station here in San Diego,” said Neil O’Connell, Executive Director of the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association. “At the conclusion of their ride we will salute their patriotism compassion and support of our veterans and their families with a short ceremony on the steps of the Memorial.”
“We are thrilled and honored to have the OCHOG once again select the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station as
the beneficiary of IWAR event!” said Sandy Lehmkuhler, CEO and Founder of Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. “We look forward to greeting, meeting and celebrating with the hundreds of motorcycle riders as they conclude their ride at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.”
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station’s mission is to act as the leading force in assisting, honoring and supporting the military men and women who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country. The foundation is committed to providing Warriors with quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing designed to assist them and their families during recovery. For more information about the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station or to donate, visit www.warriorfoundation.org.