Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

CVMA-7th Annual The Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride- Lebanon, TN Article & Pictures By: Tina Troesch, Linda Hinson, Lori Jones & Andrea Forte

Written by  November 1, 2019

The day started out cool and sunny on the morning of August 31st. One by one the bikes rolled in with a thunder and anticipation of a ride to help those who have left us. The bikes lined up in staggered formation until all you could see was chrome, rubber and patriotism. A total of 153 bikes were in attendance, some single riders, some double, ready to hit the pavement and get some “wind therapy”.

 

     To see the bikes riding in a row a mile long down 109 was a sight to behold. There were road guards at every intersection keeping us all safe while on lookers waved the American flag and stood tall to show their support for our cause and say thank you for standing at the post to keep them safe.

 First stop was at the cemetery where this ride all began. We came to honor one of our own John “Cochise” Bosch and all the other souls that were laid to rest after their sacrifice to this country. We met a Gold Star Mom who had lost her son previously and was buried just feet away from John. We cried, we laughed, we prayed and we shared a toast to those who gave all. Our commander told the story of how this ride all began seven years ago with a handful of bikes to pay tribute to his brother John, a paratrooper who lost his life in an accident at work.   After that first ride we decided to pay respects and honor all Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

     On to the Tiki after that for a spirit or two and share memories of past rides and family we have lost. Now it was time for some twisties, as we call them and some countryside riding along long curving roads that allow you to feel like a kid out riding your bike for the first time and being completely free.

     Our day ended at Kellers for some much needed thirst quenching and food. We listened to the band Sugar Lime Blue while just being us, a group of riders with different backgrounds, experiences and stories to share and shoulders to lean on.

     I thank my brothers, sisters, novice riders and all who helped to make this day what we had hoped for………a day to say thank you to all who have gone before us and stood the watch, it’s our turn to stand at the gate, rest easy my Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman and Coastie. Semper Fi2019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 22019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 32019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 1 Copy2019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 42019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 52019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 62019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 72019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 82019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 92019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 102019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 112019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 122019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 132019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 142019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 152019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 162019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 172019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 182019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 192019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 202019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 212019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 222019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 232019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 242019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 252019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 262019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 272019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 282019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 292019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 302019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 312019 Fallen Brothers Memorial Ride TN 32