Here’s the information on the 2021 Rolling Thunder XXXIV 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. Then riders would travel to the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
But in 2020 there the long time organizers of the Official Ride for Freedom in DC said that it would not happen. Their reason was the high cost and logistical issues made it no longer feasible. Subsequently there are numerous smaller motorcycle rides across the country.
Now pre-2020 the Ride for Freedom had around 500,000 attendees for the demonstration ride. Next, the total number of attendees at all of the rides in 2020 is difficult to estimate. But because of the event’s history and mission it is on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.
Since there has always been some amount of confusion with terminology there are differences in the names. For instance, there have always been various events with the names Ride to the Wall, Ride for the Wall, Ru for the Wall, etc. Historically these were rides for those traveling to the Official Ride for Freedom held in DC Memorial Day.
Still the primary purpose of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rides is to demonstrate the need to account for the POW-MIA. An additional goal is to help prevent further military members from being left behind.
Additionally, details on the various 2021 are still coming together.
** Finally, you can find more motorcycle events on the LightningCustoms.com calendar.