People in uniform make huge sacrifices to protect and serve all of us. Now you can show your support for our veterans, active military personnel, law enforcement, firefighters, correctional officers, and EMTs by riding to support our Uniformed Service Program (USP) and the brave men and women who struggle with duty-related mental health and addiction issues.
Founded in 2009, the Brattleboro Retreat's Uniformed Service Program provides specialized treatment and support to military personnel, law enforcement, fire fighters, corrections officers, and EMTs who face post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other issues as a result of their duty.
To register for the Ride for Heroes, you can become a Ride Champion and raise funds for the Heroes. You can also register just to participate in the motorcycle ride, which winds its way through beautiful southern Vermont.
You can sponsor the Ride to receive great benefits, or make a donation to support the Ride and USP.
The motorcycle ride begins and ends on the scenic grounds of the Brattleboro Retreat campus, home of the USP.
- Registration begins at 9:00 am on the Brattleboro Retreat campus.
- The Ride starts at 10:00 am.
- Riders return to Retreat campus for BBQ lunch.
- Prizes and raffle giveaways before and after lunch.
Ride for Heroes is a rain or shine event!
Rich has been a police officer with the Great Falls Police Department in Montana for more than 16 years. But an incident in 2004 involving a domestic emergency and a shooting left him struggling to live his life for over eight years. Suffering from PTSD, he enrolled in the Uniformed Service Program to start his journey toward recovery. His story is captured here in this video.
Support the Ride for Heroes
Option 1: Become a Ride Champion
You can become a Ride Champion by donating or raising $100 or more in support for the Uniformed Service Program. Ride Champions receive all the benefits of the Basic Rider Registration plus guaranteed Ride for Heroes t-shirt, Ride for Heroes patch, 2017 rocker patch, automatic entry into special raffles and giveaways, and special prizes for top fundraisers. You do not have to ride a motorcycle to become a Ride Champion. Become a Ride Champion Today!
Option 2: Basic Ride Registration
You may register to participate in the Ride for Heroes. Basic Ride Registration includes participation in the escorted ride through beautiful southern Vermont, a BBQ lunch, Ride for Heroes t-shirt for the first 200 registrants. Register as a Basic Rider Today!
You can support these brave men and women when you sponsor the Ride for Heroes, a group motorcycle ride across some of Vermont's most beautiful roads.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Uniformed Service Program. Funds raised go to improving care for uniformed service professionals by investing in clinical training, developing an alumni network, offering a therapeutic fly-fishing programming, and bringing mental health resiliency training to under-served departments across New England.
Make your mark on a program that helps those who make huge sacrifices to protect and serve us all.