The Vermont Thunder ride was started in 1992 by Bill Fitzpatrick and went from the Vermont Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sharon to Swanton, VT; a ride of 132 miles which was the number of service-members from Vermont who lost their lives in Vietnam. After a couple of years and as the ride grew it was decided to sell patches and flags with 100% of funds raised going to Veterans and Veterans families in time of need as it remains today. The money provided then and today is in the form of a grant. Vermont Thunder has helped 100's of Veterans and families over the years and we look forward to continue the cause. The ride has grown from 43 bikes on the first ride to over 1000 with riders coming from every state in the northeast and beyond.
This ride started as a no cost ride and continues today to remain a no cost ride and will continue to provide from the sale of patches, flags and donations. The destination has been changed from Swanton to Enosburg where the Moving Wall was erected for it's last Vermont visit. The ride ends with ceremonies at the Veterans Park in Enosburg with a light lunch to follow.
Come join us and ride to honor our Veterans and Still Missing POW's and MIA's from all wars, past and present. This ride is approx. 125 miles of some of the finest motorcycling roads in the country. The ride will start at the Vermont Vietnam Veterans Memorial located at the Sharon Welcome Center on I-89 Northbound.
There will be coffee and cold drinks provided before the ride. Vermont Thunder Patches, Pins and flags will be sold before the start of the ride. All donations and funds raised from the sale of patches, pins and flags goes to veterans in need and their families!
Spectators are welcome and encouraged to come and send off the riders, bring the lawn chairs and give the riders a big send off!
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