The scenic ride was part of Operation S.A.V.E.


Riders hold first-of-their-kind events

Hoover, AL

By Patricia A. Douglas
Post 911 Public Affairs Coordinator

The Riders from Ryan Winslow Post 911 held two Operation S.A.V.E. events on Sept. 24 for motorcycles and Jeeps. S.A.V.E. stands for Suicide Awareness for Veterans Everywhere.
The day kicked off with a ride from Heart of Dixie Harley through Oak Mountain. Bike and Jeep night was held at Mt. Laurel following the ride. About 30 vehicles participated and many people joined the group in the evening..
“We are very pleased with the overall event,” said Riders Director Barry Nance. “It was fun for all who came out to these great events.”
Both of the events were part of the group’s veteran suicide prevention efforts.
Almost $2,000 was raised for the group between many generous donations and rider/passenger fees. A portion of the net proceeds will go to Vet Force Multiplier, a suicide prevention portal created by the Krulak Marine Alliance of Alabama.
“We are honored to support this great cause,” Nance said following the ride.

Barry Nance, far right, gives the safety brief before the ride.

Bikes of every kind joined up at Mt. Laurel following the ride.
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