Penske Supports Bike Ride Fundraiser for Wounded Air Force Veterans

Penske Helps Bike Experience Fundraiser for Wounded Air Drive Veterans

Cyclists will experience from the Wright Brothers Nationwide Memorial in North Carolina to the U.S. Air Drive Memorial in Washington, D.C., this week to lift funds for wounded Air Drive veterans.

The inaugural Air Drive Heritage Memorial to Memorial (M2M) bike experience will assist the Air Drive Affiliation’s Wounded Airmen Program, which raises cash to take care of wounded airmen and ladies, who selflessly served the nation.

Penske is proud to assist the experience via a truck use donation to experience organizers, the Air Drive Biking Staff (AFCT). The truck shall be used to move gear and baggage throughout the journey which started Thursday and ends on Sunday, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Air Drive.

“We’re grateful to Penske. When Penske provided the truck, I knew this factor was going to occur,” stated Robert “Surf” Beletic, the Air Drive Biking Staff’s M2M organizer.

The AFCT will lead the four-day experience which is able to start on the Wright Brothers Nationwide Memorial. Lengthy earlier than their historic flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, ushered within the age of air journey, Orville and Wilbur Wright have been bike lovers, working a store in Dayton, Ohio.

“The Wright brothers themselves have been bicyclists, so two bicycle mechanics created the primary useable, flyable airplane,” Beletic stated. “It’s type of our heritage, so we thought ‘let’s experience from there to the Air Drive Memorial in Washington, D.C’.”

Along with honoring the Air Drive and Area Drive’s shared heritage of flight, the experience’s different objectives are to advertise health, camaraderie and Air Drive and Area Drive recruitment whereas elevating funds for an incredible trigger.

Individuals set off from North Carolina on Thursday and rode 93 miles to Norfolk, Virginia. Right now’s leg will take riders north throughout the Virginia Capital Path. Riders will break for the night and dine on the Virginia Struggle Museum.

On Saturday, members will proceed their journey throughout Virginia earlier than ending their experience on Sunday on the U.S. Air Drive Memorial.

Penske’s truck use donation is a crucial a part of the experience’s success, Beletic stated.

“The truck is the only largest expense of the experience,” he stated. “We’d like a truck to maneuver baggage every day for 80 to 100 riders. Penske kindly provided a truck to assist us,” he stated. “It could be a giant expense to lease the truck for 5 days, so we’re so very grateful to Penske.”

By Bernie Mixon

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