Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom

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Date(s) 05/29/2022
Washington, District of Columbia
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Here’s the information on the 2021 Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom. But first, here is an important to note about the Ride. Historically riders have met for the official Rolling Thunder at the Pentagon in DC. And then riders would travel to the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

But in 2020 the longtime organizers of the Official Ride for Freedom in DC said that it would not happen. And their reason noted was because of the high cost and logistical issues. This made it no longer feasible to hold Rolling Thunder in DC. Subsequently there are now numerous smaller motorcycle rides across the country.

Now pre-2020 the Ride for Freedom had around 500,000 attendees for the demonstration ride. But we do not have a good estimate on the total number of attendees at all of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rides in 2021 across the country. But because of the event’s history and the mission the Ride is on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.

Next, there has always been some amount of confusion with the various names of  rides. For instance, there have always been various events with similar names : Ride to the Wall, Ride for the Wall, Run for the Wall, etc. Historically these were rides for those traveling to the Official Ride for Freedom held in DC on Memorial Day.

But still the primary purpose of the various Rolling Thunder motorcycle rides stay the same. And the purpose is to demonstrate the need to account for our POW-MIA. An additional goal is to help prevent further military members from being left behind.

Next, on the LightningCustoms.com motorcycle events calendar  you will find the different Rolling Thunder Rides across the country listed as available.