From Riki Rachtman- Well I am at it again. Every year I ride my motorcycle throughout America and sometimes get into Mexico or Canada. Last year I hit all the 48 states ( I didnt ride to Alaska or Hawaii but that's it) There are so many cool aspects of Riki'sRide and I am blown away by the support and interaction I have with many of you. It could be @Rikirachtman on Twitter,Instagram or my facebook . Seems like a lot of you love telling me where to go. This year I have partnered up with an incredible charity
STOP SOLDIER SUICIDE.
On #RikisRide17 I met up with the guys from the 2nd brigade on the Bikers Against Soldier Suicide. There bike rally totally made me aware of a problem I had no idea exsisted
22 Veterans take their own lives EVERY DAY
22% of all suicides are veterans
I personally spoke with soldiers that told me they fought in wars with soldiers that made it through battle only to commit suicide once they were home
STOP SOLDIER SUICIDE works 1-on-1 with troops, veterans, and military family members to help navigate the maze of services, programs, and assistance available.Our team works to identify each individual’s specific needs, find the right resources to meet those needs, and provide continued support and personalized case management for 24 months.
I am very particular on the charity I ride for. I make sure that the money raised goes to the cause. Stop Soldier Suicide is a veteran-founded-and-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. They do not accept any government funding.
RIKI'sRIDE18- Never takes a penny from the money you donate. It's with the help from sponsors like LAW TIGERS (others to be announced) What sponsors don't cover I pay for myself.
RikisRide18 is going to be a blast I can't wait to fire up that Indian Cheiftan Limited but we are all going to do some good stuff to help our soldiers right? Keep updated at rikisride.com