Defenders of Freedom
Veterans Recognition Ride
2910 N. Powers Boulevard, #174
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Phone: 719-528-6672
Email: VetsRidegmailcom

 

For more information, please contact:
Brian L.A. Wess - Coordinator/Founder
Email: VetsRidegmailcom
719-528-6672

 

 

 

*** NOTE: NEW STARTING LOCATION & RIDE ROUTE FOR 2017 ***

 


2014 ride video by organizer Brian Wess and special guest
Miss Colorado United States 2013 Christian Schwiegerath.

 

Ride History

The first Defenders of Freedom ride held in 2008 included 215 motorcycles and raised $2,700 for The Wounded Warrior Project. Over the years, the ride has grown to include as many as 500 participants and has raised over $60,000 for special veteran causes.

 

The proceeds from this year's ride will benefit the El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition. The EPCHVC is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1998 with a focus on assisting Homeless Veterans and their families in Colorado Springs and El Paso County improve their housing situation by providing access to critical needs, services as well as both long and short term solution based resources through their annual "Stand Down" event and Transitional Housing Initiative. (www.EPCHVC.org)

 

Selected Cause

The proceeds from this year's ride will benefit the El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition. The EPCHVC is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1998 with a focus on assisting Homeless Veterans and their families in Colorado Springs and El Paso County improve their housing situation by providing access to both long and short term solution based resources through their annual "Stand Down" events and new temporary housing campaign.