The Way Home announces 9th Annual Freedom Ride

Get your motor running

Local motorcycle riders and friends will literally be hitting the road in September in support of The Way Home.  The occasion: The agency’s 9th Annual Freedom Ride.  The event takes place on Saturday, September 15th with all proceeds benefitting the programs and services of The Way Home.

“The Freedom Ride is one of our annual signature events,” said Mary Sliney, Executive Director at The Way Home.  “It’s a mix of mission, awareness and fun.  It’s also an opportunity to thank and recognize Veterans for their service to our country.”

The 9th Annual Freedom Ride presented by Comcast
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Stark Brewing Company, 500 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH

The event starts in downtown Manchester with motorcyclists gathering for breakfast and registration.  At 9:30 a.m., an escorted ride will take place along scenic local back roads to the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.  Following a special ceremony, the procession will return to Strange Brew Tavern in the Queen City for the popular “Biker Bash” where participants will enjoy a lunch, live music, raffles, a silent auction and much more.  Registration is $30 per rider and $10 per passenger.  Non-riders are also welcome to attend the Biker Bash at a cost of $10 per person.  Riders who register by Friday, August 31 receive a free commemorative t-shirt.

Now celebrating its 30th year, The Way Home provides a broad range of services, support and education to clients who don’t have access to safe, affordable housing.  The agency serves over 1,300 individuals each year.

Comcast is serving as the major sponsor for the event.  In addition to their financial support, the company completed a day long community service project at The Way Home this past spring, where they helped refurbish housing units and beautify the landscape at The Way Home’s Spruce Street campus.  “Comcast has been a wonderful supporter and advocate for our work,” noted Sliney.  “We can’t thank them enough.”

Other event sponsors include: St. Mary’s Bank, Strange Brew Tavern, Blacklite Band, Great North Aleworks and Spectrum Marketing Companies.

Sliney also lauded the work of The Freedom Ride Committee, “a hard working and dedicated group of staff, board members, community volunteers and advocates.”

To learn more about The Way Home’s 9th Annual Freedom Ride, please contact Bianka Beaudoin, the agency’s Development Director at bbeaudoin@thewayhomenh.org or via telephone at 603-218-1458.

Bianka@thewayhomenh.org

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