Ride Champions are fundraisers for the Heroes! Ride Champions ask their friends, family, and co-workers to sponsor their Ride, and raise at least $100. Ride Champions do not have to ride in the event. Ride Champions receive:

  • Ride registration
  • BBQ lunch
  • Guaranteed Ride for Heroes t-shirt
  • Ride for Heroes patch
  • Ride Champion rocker patch for that year
  • Automatic entry into special raffles and giveaways
  • Special prizes for top fundraisers
  • Special recognition at the event and in pre-event, post-event publicity



Here are three tools you can use to raise funds as a Ride Champion:

1. Start your own online fundraising page to collect credit card donations from family, friends, and co-workers. It's easy to start, and easy to share.

2. Download this printable Ride Champion Fundraising Collection Form so you can record cash and check support from your family, friends, and co-workers.

3. Make a donation using this form to start your fundraising.

If you have any questions contact us and we'll help.
Call Robert Szpila at 802-258-4318 or email at rszpila@brattlebororetreat.org

"I don't even ride a motorcycle. I just want to give back to the program."

My first ride was in 2011, two months after I finished the program. I go because the Ride for Heroes is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to helping our uniformed men and women. There's a lot of need out there.

The Uniformed Service Program gave me a life I never had before. I want to give back.

—Jim McKay


"My friends wanted to support me and the program."

Why do I support these heroes?  Because they are the people who will come and help me when I need them the most, so I want to be there for them when they are most in need.

I started my own fundraising page online so people could use their credit cards to make a donation to support me.  It was easy to post on my Facebook page.  I also emailed some friends to let them know what I was doing.

The Ride for Heroes is an incredible day that I look forward to all year long.  Having worked at the Retreat, I know what a difference the Uniformed Service Program makes in the lives of these heroes.

—Terry Emond