About Us

What began as a lunch discussion between a blind attorney who is a former Marine and a retired US Naval Officer who rides motorcycles has evolved into an event that has taken off like a fighter jet…

THE VIPER RIDE™ is now planning for it’s third run to be held in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Area on Sunday, September 30th, 2018. The mission statement explains the purpose of the organization and the event.… To engage with Blind & Visually Impaired Veterans from Wisconsin and provide a day of motorcycling, socializing, food, and entertainment.

In it’s inaugural year, THE VIPER RIDE™ proved to be a major success. We had blind and visually impaired veterans attending from 15 different states across America. Everyone enjoyed a safe, entertaining, meaningful, and memorable event. Many vowed to return for subsequent events.

Talented, skilled, and caring individuals turned out from a wide variety of clubs and organizations to support and assist on the day of the ride, as well as in the busy days and weeks leading up to the event.

Each and every person who attended was moved by the awesome experience. The PILOTs eagerly participated and served honorably as escorts to our blind and visually impaired guests. The TAILGUNNERs were treated to an amazing ride, fabulous entertainment, and a wonderful catered meal. Every GROUNDCREW volunteer performed their respective tasks flawlessly to ensure the entire event was executed perfectly.

Our long-term goal is to be able to replicate our successes by repeating the event statewide, and someday, regionally and perhaps even nationally.

If you have questions or comments about what we are doing with this organization or any questions about the event, feel free to reach out and ask! We hope this brief message provides you with an understanding of the good things we are doing for our blind vets. If you are interested in actively joining our team or helping in some other way, members from our organization would be totally amped up to discuss your thoughts!

Warmest Regards,

The Executive Board
Visually Impaired Patriots Experiencing the Road Inc.

contact us via email at: info@theviperride.org.

Join Our Leadership Team

Planning for the 2018 VIPER RIDE PLUS+ will begin in a matter of days. We are looking for dedicated individuals to help us throughout the year as we count down towards THE VIPER RIDE 2018. We have many specific needs and are looking for many specific talents to help us grow and improve and maintain our high standards for this ride and for this organization. If you think you have what it takes and are so inclined to join us as a planner and a leader, please contact us at your earliest convenience.
An email to info@theviperride.org will start the ball rolling!