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Run For The Wall kicks off in Rancho Cucamonga

Meeting and pre ride ceremony the colors were provided by the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department Honor Guard.
Meeting and pre ride ceremony the colors were provided by the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department Honor Guard.Donald Kline

On a certain Wednesday in May of each year hundreds of motorcycles gather in the early morning at the Victoria Gardens parking lot outside of JC Penny, there is an air of anticipation, camaraderie seriousness and fun all the same time and that means it is time for riders to take part in the ten day coast to coast run known as Run For The Wall, this time it is the twenty-sixth event.
The ride’s motto is “We ride for those who can’t” the ride is also about healing for all Veterans and their families.
The ride goes from various points on the west coast there are Northern, Central and Southern Routes, the riders starting in Rancho Cucamonga are part of the Southern Route. Along the way they will stop at various places such as American Legion posts, Moose Lodges, Schools and take part in a parade.
Many people will volunteer their time to provide food and comfort items at the starting point in Rancho Cucamonga The Christian Motorcycle Association was providing breakfast burritos, next to them was Abate Local 19 and some Pomona Valley HOG members handing out donuts and coffee and Pomona Valley Harley Davidson has a table of water, breakfast bars and health items for the riders that wanted.
Walking around you see riders with patches from the past runs many have the “All The Way” patch meaning they did the whole ride. New riders are called FNG’s.
The final destination is Washington DC.
You can follow along and find out more information: www.rftw.org

Members of the Christian Motorcycle Association wave flags as riders head out to Washington D.C.
Members of the Christian Motorcycle Association wave flags as riders head out to Washington D.C.Donald Kline.