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Rolling Thunder®, Inc.'s "Ride To The Wall" has become a very large and important event. More importantly, the ride promotes involvement in the POW/MIA issue. Our group addresses and actively lobbies our congressman/women on issues that impact the future policies of the U.S. Government and U.S. Military. This directly relates to its handling of those servicemen and women that become missing or captured during a time of war.


RIDE REQUIREMENTS

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED IN:
VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND & WASHINGTON DC
(as well as on the ride in DC)

Every year our numbers have grown. Of course, the safety of all participants needs to be addressed; therefore, we require ALL riders to review our Event Ride Rules and participate in ONE of three (3) orientation classes that will be offered before anyone is allowed to join our group on this event. The dates of the orientation classes are as follows:
  • April 15th (Sun), 11:00 before April Chapter meeting at Ft Harrison Veterans Center
  • May 20th (Sun), 11:00 before May Chapter meeting at Ft Harrison Veterans Center
  • May 23rd (Wed), 19:00 at Ft Harrison Veterans Center - Last chance to register

There will be NO registration the day of the ride. ALL riders will have completed one of the orientation class and been issued the proper identification and set of ride rules.

The orientation classes will be conducted at the Fort Harrison Veterans Center located at 9450 East 59th Street, Indianapolis IN 46226 on the dates and times listed above.

Please call 317-991-3085 if you have any questions.


RIDE ITINERARY

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED IN:
VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND & WASHINGTON DC
(as well as on the ride in DC)

May 24th, 2018 TRAVEL:  Indianapolis, IN > Athens, OH
DEPART:  10:00A Indianapolis, IN
NOTE:  ISP Escort to the Indiana/Ohio State Line
May 25th, 2018 TRAVEL:  Athens, OH > McLean, VA
DEPART:  7:30A (Athens, OH)
May 26th, 2018 FREE DAY: This will be your free day to visit Washington DC. Click on "It's Free in DC" (above) for details
May 27th, 2018 TRAVEL:  McLean, VA > Washington DC (Pentagon parking lot)
DEPART:  6:00A (McLean, VA)
Stage for Rolling Thunder®, Inc. XXXI - "Ride for Freedom"
May 28th, 2018 TRAVEL:  McLean, VA > Athens, OH
DEPART:  7:30A (McLean, VA)
May 29th, 2018 TRAVEL:  Athens, OH > Indianapolis, IN
DEPART:  TBD (Athens, OH)
Contacts Ride Captain: Bill "Beatle" Bailey
(bill.bailey@indianarollingthunder.com, cell: 317.319.5552)

EVENT FLYER
(Pending)


STAGING AND SENDOFF CEREMONY
(Pending)


RIDE TO THE WALL
SPONSORSHIP

Rolling Thunder® Indiana Chapter #1 (RTIN1) rides to Washington DC every year to pay tribute to our fallen American Heroes of the Vietnam War and to honor American Heroes from All Wars. We participate in the XXXI Anniversary "Ride for Freedom" which is a peaceful demonstration through the streets of Washington DC to remind our leaders of this great Nation that we are still asking for accountability of our Service Members that are still listed as Prisoner of War or Missing in Action.

RTIN1 is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that relies on individual donations and corporate sponsorship to remain operational. No matter how small or large the donation, Rolling Thunder® Indiana Chapter #1 appreciates all donations received from individuals and Corporate Sponsors. Your donation will make a difference.

Without these donations, we would not be able to continue with our mission in educating the public on the POW/MIA issues, and helping our Indiana Veterans in need. Rolling Thunder® Indiana Chapter #1 has three (3) sponsorship levels to offer our sponsors for the 2018 "Ride to The Wall".

If you believe in our mission, and would like to be a 2018 Sponsor, please go to the Sponsorships tab on the main page to get the details or click on the below URL.

http://www.indianarollingthunder.com/sponsorRTTW.html

Rolling Thunder® Indiana Chapter #1 appreciates your support


HOTELS FOR THE 2018 RIDE TO THE WALL

ATHENS OH
May 24th and May 28th, 2018

Baymont Inn & Suites
20 Home Street, Athens OH 45701
740.594.3000

Important: Group rate valid through May 23rd, 2018.
Rate: $85 plus tax, Double or King

Accommodations:
Indoor Pool and Whirlpool, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet and Wireless.

When making your reservation you will need to identify yourself with the block of rooms reserved for Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter #1. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy.

 

WASHINGTON DC
MAY 25th, 26th & 27th, 2018

DoubleTree By Hilton McLean Tysons
1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean VA 22102
703.893.2100

For on-line reservations, go to http://group.doubletree.com/rollingthunder
When making your reservation online, use Group Code RTM and leave Corporate Account block blank.

Rate: $119 per night ***Important: Group rate valid through April 25th, 2018.***

Accommodations:
Indoor Pool and Spa, Complimentary High Speed Internet Access, Café and Sports Bar, Garden Courtyard, In-room Iron / Ironing Board, Hairdryer and Coffee Pot. Tysons Galleria is just steps away with over 120 world class shops and six upscale restaurants.

When making your reservations, you will need to identify yourself with the block of rooms reserved for Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter #1. Cancellation before 6 pm on day of arrival to avoid any charges. If you have any problems making reservations, contact: Mike Clark 317-999-7927


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