SOWF SW LOOP RIDE
APRIL 18th - 21st, 2013
In Memory of Captain Derek Argel ---->
Here is your chance to participate in the "SECOND" SW Loop Ride located in the Southwest. This is going to be one ride you will not want to miss! 4 days of awesome riding in scenic Southern California.
MAP of SW Loop Ride! (Click on green "MAP" to access.)
DAY 1: will begin from Skip Fordyce Harley Davidson, as they will graciously be sending us off. You should arrive at 10:00am at the the dealership. We will then depart at 12:00p.m. with our stomachs full as they will be providing us with food. We will then venture towards Big Bear Mountain (elevation 6,700') and then down the backside into Yucca Valley, into 29 palms riding through Desert Hot Springs and then arriving for our first evening at the Best Western in Palm Springs. The American Legion of Palm Springs will be opening their doors once again to greet us and spend some social time.
DAY 2: (approximately 210 miles), will be extremely scenic, as we will ride HWY 74to the little city of Julian and stop for some lunch and refreshment, oh, and petro as well! We will then journey on down through the Cleveland National Forest making our way to our second overnight stop at the Best Western Mission Bay located in San Diego. We will be close to the "Gas Lamp" district, and this is an awesome place to explore!
DAY 3: (approximately 143 miles) will be a spectacular jaunt up the coast on Highway 1 better known as the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Oh, by the way, did I tell you it's GRAND PRIX weekend? We will be staying close by to the Queen Mary, and they have something in store for us that evening....
Below are the hotels that have been gracious enough to block a group of 5 rooms at a substantial savings: just let them know you are part of the "SOWF group" and ask for the special rate. Palm Springs and San Diego Best Western will honor the room rates until 3/29/2013,
Thursday / April 18, 2013: BEST WESTERN INN at Palm Springs, CA (760) 325-9177
Your cost: $116.50 including taxes. double (5 rooms available) Normal pricing $147.00 per night.
Friday / April 19, 2013: BEST WESTERN Bayside Inn San Diego, CA (619) 233-7500
Your cost: $95 + 7 parking / double (5 rooms available) Normal pricing $156.00 per night
Saturday / April 20, 2013: COURTYARD (MARRIOT) Long Beach, CA (562) 429-5803
Your cost: $129 / AWESOME DEAL! Normal pricing $189.00 per night
Motorcycle Rental: You need to book quickly!!! Ask for Kristen
For those flying into Southern California (Ontario Airport), Skip Fordyce Harley Davidson of Riverside, CA can accommodate your riding needs: (951) 785-0100
7688 Indiana Ave Riverside, CA 92504-4150
For further information regarding the ride: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are only 2 participation requirements:
1) ALL bikes are welcome! 2) You are a Veteran, Active Duty or friend of a Veteran!
If you can only make part of the ride or meet us at one of the destinations, please come on down. There will be great fun and the opportunity to reestablish lost contacts.
A donation of $100 or more will get you "a" T-shirt. When you make a donation, I will be informed by this web page and I will contact you for shipping information. If you would like to purchase additional t-shirts in addition to the one you will receive, the cost is $25 per each t-shirt. Please send a check or money order and make it out to Mark Nevatt and send to the following address:
Attn: Mark Nevatt
4520 Watkins Drive
Riverside, CA 92507.
I DO TAKE PAYPAL DONATIONS FOR TSHIRTS AS WELL AT: email@example.com
***I will be selling t-shirts at the Las Vegas CCT Mini Reunion in May for $25 / each as well as the ride, so if you want to pick up an extra shirt or shirts, I will have them.
All proceeds will benefit SOWF.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation Information:
Created in 1980, Special Operations Warrior Foundation is devoted to providing a college education to every child who has lost a parent serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps during an operational or training mission under the U.S. Special Operations Command. This includes over 70,000 military special operations and support personnel assigned to units throughout the United States and around the world.
The Warrior Foundation is currently committed to providing scholarship grants to more than 900 children of the approximately 800 Special Operations personnel who have given their lives for their country since 1980, including those who died fighting our nation's war against terrorism as part of "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan and the Philippines as well as "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
Currently, 190 children of fallen special operations warriors have graduated from college.
Since 2005, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided immediate $2,000 cash grants to personnel seriously wounded in the line of duty. Once notified of a special operations soldier, airman, sailor or Marine hospitalized with a severe injury, the SOWF immediately sends funds to the service member (or his/her designated recipient) so family members can immediately travel to be at their loved one's bedside. Since this program began in 2005, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided over $1.2 million to wounded special operations personnel.
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