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|09-18-2007, 09:31 PM||#1|
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Texas Honor Ride for Wounded Soldiers
Anyone hear about this ride?
I went to the fundraiser this last Saturday and I know there was a lot of chrome out there, But there was love for the sport bike just the same.
NOVEMBER 10th at I10 and Beltway 8 there will be the largest, police escorted ride to Austin(yes, the whole way with all on ramps blocked, helicopters, fly bys and even some of the soldiers from the hospital driven to houston to ride in cars with us back.)
We are headed to the Hospital in Austin with entertainment, food, etc...
This is a good cause and i will have more information as I receive it from the church... There should be a posting on the web; I wasn't expection to write this and i felt moved to....
I know there is cops and honestly the ride through the forest Saturday was dauntingly slow(especially for those on the other lanes who had to wait for all 500 bikes to clear the road... sorry for ruining your ride) but it will be fun nevertheless for all the right reasons... To say thank you for the men and women who sacrificed themselves for our benefit.
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|09-19-2007, 07:56 AM||#2|
Busa Chairman of Posing
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas USA
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Texas Honor Ride, 9/15/07 Montgomery is this the one that you went to
This is the November 10 event
November 10, 2007
TEXAS HONOR RIDE
RIDE DAY INFORMATION
The Houston to San Antonio Texas Honor Ride will be staging at the Addicks Park & Ride I-10 and Hwy 6 (Exit 751).
This ride will be a Police Escorted Ride by the
Blue Knight's Intl. from Houston to BAMC in San Antonio.
Donation: $20. per bike
Addicks Park & Ride
I-10 Westbound, Exit 751
Houston, Texas 77079
Texas Honor Ride 2007 Staging Locations
I-10 & Highway 6 or I-10 houston at Exit #619 san Antonio Area
The Texas Honor Ride (THR) is a police escorted ride that is going onto an active military base where Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) is located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Certain requirements are mandatory for access.
Absolutely NO guns or weapons allowed on base
It is a Federal Crime!
Motorcycle Entry Requirements For Military Base
Motorcycle riders on military bases are required to abide by many regulations that are not required by state laws. The Texas Honor Ride has obtained permission to reduce the military requirements for our police escorted riders if our riders comply with the following requirements while driving on base:
Driver must have a valid motorcycle drivers license
both driver and rider must wear: helmet required, eye protection,
full fingered gloves, long sleeves, long pants and boots.
THR riders cannot freely roam around the base.
During our safety briefings you will be informed of the base restrictions.
Pre-Registration, On-Site Registration, Wrist Bands, Base Access
Pre-registration is encouraged, please print a copy of your receipt and bring with you. Please also print out, complete and sign the “Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement” and bring it with you to the ride.
Note: Riders CANNOT pre-register and then just show-up at BAMC in San Antonio and then expect to gain access to the base or the event. Non-escorted riders will NOT be allowed on the base.
You must come to one of the following two registration sites on Nov 10th to complete the paperwork, obtain a THR wrist band, participate in a safety and base briefing and then ride within the THR police escorted ride to gain access to the base. Again - Only riders with (THR) registered wristbands and participating in the THR police escorted ride groups will be allowed access onto the base.
Registering Option #1 at Addicks Park & Ride in Houston
06:30-07:50 am registration at Addicks Park & Ride, I10 and Hwy 6.
Bikes with fuel range less than 122 miles will be staged together so they can make two fuel stops.
08:00 Kickstands up – police escorted groups of 200
122 miles to main fuel stop for all bikes at (exit 632) Buc-ee’s
Bring ones and fives.
Fuel stop is pre-arranged, fueling “teams’ will be waiting at #632 to assist and expedite riders with the fueling process.
Registering Option#2 at Exit #619 Rest Area 45 miles East of San Antonio
Many riders and groups are coming from locations other than Houston, a second registration site will be established on I-10 at exit #619 (westbound) between 9:00 am -10:20 am, Nov 10th.
10:30 am Kickstands up – police escorted groups of 100 direct to BAMC.
About 50 miles non-stop to BAMC - Tanks should be FULL, No fuel stops.
Note: Before departing Riders must comply with above requirements for motorcycle entry onto military bases.
Agenda Upon Arrival at BAMC – Salado Park
To be announced....
If you desire to overnight in the San Antonio area the following local hotels are near BAMC, room rates are average for double bed.
Comfort Suites 210-646-6600, 6350 IH-35 North at Rittiman Rd.
La Quinta 210-653-6619, 6410 I-35 North
La Quinta Inn & Suites 210-342-3738, 850 Halm Blvd
Americas Best Value Inn 210-223-0001, 3645 North Pan Am Expressway
Days Inn 210-225-4040, 3443 IH 35 North Exit 160
Delux Inn 210-271-3100, 3370 IH 35 North
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 210-226-4361, 3855 IH-35 North
Microtel Inn & Suites 210-231-0123, 3911 IH 35 North
Super 8 Motel 210-227-8888, 3617 N. Pan Am Expressway
Last edited by NoFear; 09-19-2007 at 07:59 AM.
|09-19-2007, 09:14 PM||#3|
Forest Gnome Tour Guide
Join Date: Sep 2007
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That's some good info... Beat me to it... Is there a link to this from the calender?