"Our mission started as an adventure and challenge for riders and veterans to feel a sense of accomplishment and spirit de corps as they traveled the country and raised awareness and charitable donations for impactful causes and organizations."
Ride for Your Flag is a veteran-owned, non-profit organization that was created to honor and support those who have served our country. Our mission started as an adventure and challenge for riders and veterans to feel a sense of accomplishment and spirit de corps as they traveled the country, raising awareness and charitable donations for impactful causes and organizations. We strive to create a sense of camaraderie and connection within the veteran community by hosting these ride events and providing a platform for veterans to come together and share their stories, all while collecting donations to go towards a cause of the rider's choice.
The first annual Ride for Your Flag event began in 2021 and was a major success that brought together a group of strangers, and turned them into a family. Riders from all over the country put their skills and passion to the test by taking on a long-distance journey and appreciating the beauty of our country. Not only did they challenge themselves, but also raised numerous donations to the charities of their choice. We are so thankful for the riders who took part in our event and are very grateful for their hard work and dedication.
For Ride For Your Flag's 2nd annual ride, the original intent was to host a Pitch Competition for aspiring veteran/first responder entrepreneurs. RFYF was going to use this ride for the group of entrepreneurs to pitch their inspiring new start-up ideas, and compete against each other for a chance to receive 50k to get their ideas off the ground.
Just a week before our 2022 ride, tragedy hit Uvalde, TX, that affected many families, including our own. We then immediately shifted our mission to focus on raising money to help support all of the families affected by the Robb Elementary Shooting. Across the span of our 7 day ride through the United States, RFYF was able to raise around $35,000, which was then directly donated to the victims of the school shooting. We continue to carry the victims in our hearts and offer any support necessary to those in need.
Ride For Your Flag isn't just a motorcycle ride, it is an opportunity to give back to our American Veterans and First Responders by providing them a chance to tour scenic views of the land they protect. We are blessed to be able to provide such a special experience to our veterans and first responders and we hope to continue creating new memories and adventures in the years to come.