Supporters 2017

THE VIPER RIDE™ could not succeed without the help and support of our generous, engaged partners, sponsors, supporters, and donating organizations and individuals.

Thank you for your support!


American legion Riders Logo The American Legion Riders Association of Wisconsin (District 4 & 5) will provide required safety checks and vehicle certifications for the ride. Formation of the American Legion Riders occurred in Garden City, Michigan in 1993. Since then, groups have been formed throughout the country. The concept was for a family oriented motorcycle association that would operate within the American Legion, consisting of members of the American Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion who shared an interest in motorcycling.
BVA The Blinded Veterans Association of Wisconsin (BVA-WI) is a state charter of the national BVA organization, with a current membership of approximately 170 blind or visually impaired veterans. This statewide organization is the primary source for our VIPs (Visually Impaired Patriots), who will be our dignified guests and motorcycle passengers (TAILGUNNERs) at THE VIPER RIDE event. The BVA strives to promote the welfare of blinded veterans so that, notwithstanding their disabilities, they may take their rightful place in the community and work with their fellow citizens toward the creation of a peaceful world.
ophg Operation HighGround is a not-for-profit organization that caters to the needs of homeless, unemployed, disadvantaged, and other downtrodden veterans throughout the Midwest. OpHG is organized to identify and implement strategies to help veterans find and obtain housing, employment, education and transportation. They are recruiting and coordinating support for our organization, our event, and the volunteers and event staff (the GROUNDCREW).
Village of East Troy The Village of East Troy and local business are partnering with the ride and hosting our midway celebration.


American Legion Disabled Veterans National Foundation Gus'S Drive-In
JensSweetTreats LD's BBQ Rockit Records & Recording


Platinum Platinum
  • Andrew Latona
  • Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association WI 45-1
  • Daniel Boone Conservation League, Hubertus, WI
  • Kaplan University
  • The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Sunrise Foundation Fund
Gold Gold
  • American Legion Riders Association District 2
  • IBEW – Local 494
  • Larry & Barb Marsh
  • Dale Moeller
  • Rolling Thunder INC., Chapter 2
  • Rose-Harms – Sons of the American Legion
  • Dawn Valente
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
Silver Silver
  • Allied Veterans Council of Milwaukee County
  • Eagle Eye Power Solutions, LLC
  • Greendale Woman’s Club
  • Laura & Allen Leverett
  • Phillip & Barbara Middleton
  • Rockwell Automation – Military Veterans & Allies Group
  • Tichigan VFW Post 10441
Bronze Bronze
  • American Legion – Van Ells Schanen Post No 82
  • American Legion Riders Association – District 4/5
  • AMVETS – Post # 60
  • Patricia Campau
  • David & Mary Carlson
  • Beth Graf
  • Hales Corners Post No. 10394 – Veterans of Foreign War
  • Dale Landgren
  • Queen of Peace Post 672
  • Cathy Salin
  • Roland & Nancy Salin
  • Donald Schambureck
  • Brad Wentlandt
  • Wisconsin Vietnam Vets – Chapter 1
Other Donors
  • Christine Akkala
  • Susan Brockman
  • Tom & Linda Kender
  • Thomas Mcgee
  • Rich Neubauer
  • Dolores Page
  • Marilyn J. Page
  • Richard Peterson
  • Wittlin’s Service, LLC.
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THE VIPER RIDE PLUS The VIPER RIDE PLUS+™ 2021 is Sunday, August 22nd. Applications can be found at the links below:

Thanks for applying and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

THE VIPER RIDE™ Conversations with Carole Caine

Carole Caine interviews THE VIPER RIDE™ Founder TJ Oman and TAILGUNNER Rob Ivy.

THE VIPER RIDE Appears In VFW Magazine

Enjoy the Feeling of the Wind
By Marcella Jones
THE VIPER RIDE appeared in the February 2018 issue of VFW magazine. ENJOY THE FEELING OF THE WIND Photo Credits: Jason Kewley and Doug Lentz