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Can-Am and Road Warrior Foundation sponsor veterans on cross-country ride | Rider’s Magazine


The 2022 Road Warrior Ride, sponsored by Can-Am, ended at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame museum in Columbus, Ohio.

During the week of September 23-30, a group of veterans seeking adventure, camaraderie and healing came together Can-Am Spyder from Florida to Ohio, covering over 1,000 miles. This was the 9th annual Road Warrior Ride, hosted by the Road Warrior Foundation and Can Am. Selected from hundreds of applicants, these veterans received a full set of equipment and Spyder driving lessons, all free of charge, to prepare them for the trip. Learn more in Can-Am’s press release below.

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Over the past week, Can-Am, in conjunction with the Road Warrior Foundation, hosted a group of military veterans for an epic “Adventure Therapy” ride that covered more than 1,000 miles aboard 3-wheel Can vehicles. -Am Spyder. Now in its ninth year, this annual event Road Warrior Ride gives veterans the opportunity to disconnect from their daily lives and experience the incredible healing power of riding on the road, all completely free of charge.

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The veterans were selected by the RWF from hundreds of applicants and included representatives from the US Army, US Air Force and US Marine Corps. And as is the subject of every RWF adventure, they were all young – in their 20s and 30s – with various injuries, both physical and mental. Something else they all had in common: a thirst for adventure and a desire to inject fun into their lives. Horseback riding is a perfect recipe for a group of like-minded strangers with so much in common.

“Can-Am has been the title sponsor of the Road Warrior Foundation since its inception, proudly enabling its mission to provide adventure therapy to U.S. military veterans,” said Martin Ethier, director of global marketing, Can-Am. Am 3-Wheel Vehicles and Motorcycles. . “We strongly believe that the open road is open to everyone, and this sponsorship brings that to life with many incredibly deserving people.”

Before hitting the road, the group of riders reunited in Orlando, Florida, where they spent time getting to know each other and were greeted as heroes by more than 250 Can-Am owners at an organized event by The Biker Group, USA. Spyder Ryder. Then it was time to ride.

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Veterans enjoying the roads and the company of others on the Road Warrior Ride.

Several of the riders had only recently acquired their motorcycle licenses, and most had very little group riding experience, so prior to the main event, representatives from Can-Am and RWF completed closed course training. and in class on the fleet of vehicles provided. by Can-Am. The brand also gave riders a full suite of riding gear to cover the different climates they would have encountered on their way from Orlando, Florida, on some of North America’s most iconic roads, to finally meet up at the AMA Motorcycle. Hall of Fame Museum in Columbus, Ohio.

“The Can-Am Spyder is the only vehicle that will allow us to do what we do because it’s so easy to learn to drive,” said Stephen Berger, co-founder of the Road Warrior Foundation and US veteran. Air Force. “BRP provides us with a fleet of vehicles that we keep across the country, so for this ride and other smaller ones that we have throughout the year, we’re able to get veterans of all levels by taking them through the Can-Am Rider Education Program, then just hop on and go.

As always, once the wheels rolled, the excitement was undeniable from everyone, and along the way veterans experienced incredible views, great food, visits to Can-Am dealerships locals, Can-Am Spyder group meetings and lasting memories. along the way. It was a race of a lifetime, full of team spirit and camaraderie that will no doubt have a lasting impact on everyone involved.

The Road Warrior Foundation is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by veterans, for veterans. The organization primarily uses motorsports as adventure therapy to create an empowering environment that puts injured veterans back in the driver’s seat. Foundation experiences range from quick day trips to multi-day rides like this one, as well as off-road days and snowmobile tours.

To learn more, visit the Road Warrior Foundation website.

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