On July 21st, Women from all over the country will embark on the journey of a lifetime. These women will be riding their motorcycles across country with the Women’s Freedom Ride to achieve two goals; to promote women riders and raise awareness and money for severely wounded veterans form the War on Terrorism.
The Women’s Freedom Ride chose to support veterans through a non-profit organization called the Independence Fund. “We chose this group rather than any of the others because this is one of the few organizations of its kind that gives 100% of every dollar raised directly to those veterans in need,” explains Gail Ankney, President and Founder of the Women’s Freedom Ride.
2013 marks the first ever all women group ride to traverse from coast to coast. This is also the first annual for the Women’s Freedom Ride as well, although the ride will follow a different route each year. The 2014 ride planning is already in the works for an East Coast track.
Currently there are more than 30 participants signed up to participate in the 2013 ride with many more planning for 2014.
“There is no fee to participate in the ride and you can join the ride at any point along the way” explains Karen Collins, Vice President of the Women’s Freedom Ride. “many of the women who are participating are doing so in honor of a soldier they know and love; there are also those who are riding to fulfill a life-long dream.”