Since the very inception of THE VIPER RIDE™, the most important aspect of everything we do revolves around the safety, comfort, and well-being of our participants; Tailgunners, Pilots, Groundcrew, and Public attendees; veterans and non-veterans alike.
As we announced in mid-March, we have been closely monitoring developments and recommendations surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus. It is only after much deliberation that we regret to inform everyone of our decision to cancel THE VIPER RIDE PLUS+™ for 2020. This decision was painfully reached after weeks of analysis and is driven by many different factors resulting in risks that simply cannot be mitigated. The fact is that under the current conditions, we cannot adequately ensure the health and safety of all our participants.
We realize this decision will disappoint our faithful tailgunners, pilots, and volunteers. THE VIPER RIDE™ has become a symbolic recapture of mobility for many of our veteran tailgunners. We can assure you that the VIPER leadership team is severely disappointed too! Rather than let it get us down however, we have set our sights on making the 2021 event worthy of the fact that it will be greatly celebrated as the Fifth (5th) Anniversary VIPER Ride. Process improvements are also being identified to make our efforts more efficient and effective.
We invite you to stay involved by watching for news, announcements, and opportunities on our Facebook group page and on our web site. We always welcome input, ideas, and suggestions from our participants.
As we must always do, we will continue to conduct fundraising events in the coming months. Doing so will allow us to continue to deliver a fantastic VIPER RIDE experience at no cost to any of our participants. Please keep an eye out for these fundraising events and please, please, please help us if and when you can. We would love to see you volunteer to help us fund our event. Every dime we raise goes directly to support our ride and our mission.
Thank you for your continued support, and please be safe and healthy!
TJ Oman & John J. Carter
2020 Ride Announcement
Thanks to all who participated in the ASM BASIC + ADVANCED training on the weekend of 7-8 March 2020, co-sponsored by THE VIPER RIDE. Your training makes you an extremely valuable safety asset to THE VIPER RIDE and to the motorcycle community as a whole. Additionally, your enrollment under the VIPER sponsorship resulted in a much appreciated donation to the VIPER organization. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
The VIPER RIDE PLUS+™ 2021 is Sunday, August 22, 2021.
Applications can be found at the links below:
Once downloaded, fill it out (either by hand or by typing in the info using your PC) and return it to us in accordance with instructions provided on the form. If returning via email, make sure you save the application file first, fill it out, then save it again so you can attach it to your email. Periodically, we receive blank forms via email and a blank form will not get you registered.
Please Note: Completing and submitting this application does not guarantee you will be accepted as a volunteer.
Thanks for applying and we’ll be in touch with you soon!
Do you know a blind, visually impaired or physically limited US Military Veteran that would enjoy participating in a motorcycle event? Please share this link to HELP US RECRUIT TAILGUNNERs for THE VIPER RIDE PLUS+ All participants must apply!
We are accepting applications from US military veterans who are:
• Visually Impaired
• Low Vision and receiving vision related services at the VA
• Physically limited in any way that prevents him/her from driving a motorcycle
Applications can be found at this link: