July 23, 2019


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will serve as the Special Guest Road Captain for the fifth annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Saturday, August 17, 2019. This year’s ride benefits the West Virginia National Guard Foundation, the families of Fallen Service Members, and the establishment of a new Gold Star monument in West Virginia. 

“I am honored to again participate in this ride to memorialize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our state and nation, and extend our unending gratitude to their families,” Senator Manchin said. “Every year, this ride is an awe-inspiring tribute, across the beautiful rolling hills of West Virginia, to our nation’s heroes. Our Mountain State is patriotic in the truest sense – West Virginians have answered the call to service more than nearly any other state in the nation. This ride is one way to honor that extraordinary service, and it’s a profound honor to be part of it.” 

The round-trip motorcycle ride will travel from South Charleston to Buffalo, through Nitro and return to the WV National Guard Airbase in Charleston. Ride overview below: 

9:00am: Registration at Harley-Davidson of West Virginia; 4924 MacCorkle Avenue SW, South Charleston

10:00am: Depart Harley-Davidson in South Charleston

11:00 am: Arrive at Toyota in Buffalo for turn-around

12:00 pm: Arrive at end-point for picnic - National Guard Airbase; 1679 Coonskin Drive, Charleston 

Partners for the ride include Senator Manchin, Harley Davidson of WV, WV National Guard, the WV Vietnam Veterans of America, Capitol City WV Chapter #5439 Harley Owners Group, Gold Star Families, WOWK, the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation and the Special Forces Association WV Chapter. 

For more information about the 2019 Ride for Fallen Service Heroes, you can call Harley Davidson of WV at 304-768-1600 to register or do so online at http://www.sfanationalconvention.com/goldstarride. Visit our facebook page for more information, http://www.facebook.com/RideForFallenServiceHeroes/