Ride Around Michigan & Freedom RIdeMost Americans have heard the adage "Freedom is never free." Events in recent years have proven the young men and women of our armed forces are paying the ultimate price in increasing numbers. We are all proud of our active duty personnel and their counterparts in the veteran's community. How do we truly thank those whom we owe so much? The Ride Around Michigan began in 2004 as a way for everyone to participate in honoring the sons and daughters of Michigan with three days of remembrance. The journey takes motorcycle riders through each of the 83 counties in Michigan. Each chapter within Forgotten Eagles, Inc holds remembrance ceremonies to honor all those who have served and who currently serve our country. The Freedom Ride, done in conjunction with the annual Ride Around Michigan (RAM) is dedicated to our fallen brothers and sisters and the POW/MIA's. The ride begins at Snowbowl Road just south of Houghton Lake. Police escorted down US 27 to the C&S Harley Davidson in Mt. Pleasant where more riders are picked up and then continues from there to the Michigan Vietnam Memorial at Island Park in Mt. Pleasant. HOW TO PARTICIPATE 1. Come ride with us! Locate the Forgotten Eagles, Inc Chapter nearest you and accompany them on their journey! 2. Make a financial pledge to support our efforts. As in individual or a business/corporation your donation can help make a difference in the lives of veterans, active duty personnel and their families in need.
Forgotten Eagles, Inc. is a non-profit organization as defined in Section 501 c (3) of the tax code. Your financial donation is fully tax deductible within accordance of the law. All proceeds will be used to support veteran related charitable projects. 2023 RAM and Freedom Ride Info RAM will be from August 2nd through the 4th The Freedom Ride will be on August 5th Freedom Ride Staging at the Loyal Riders, 9640 Snowbowl Rd., Houghton Lake MI from 8:00 am - 9:15 am Ride and Safety Briefing Starts at 9:15 am Ride Lineup at 9:45 am on Snowbowl Road Ride Departs at 10:15 am Ride Arrives at Mt. Pleasant Hole Shot Harley (formerly C&S Motor Sports) at 11:15 am Ride Departs Hole Shot Harley at 12:00 pm Arrive at Island Park at 12:15 pm Freedom Ride Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm