Our dignified veteran passengers are being identified by the codename of TAILGUNNER. They will be our guests for the day and participate as passengers on a group motorcycle ride covering some of the premier cycling roads in southeastern Wisconsin. They will be driven by a VIPER PILOT, an experienced volunteer motorcycle owner who will serve as the motorcycle operator and ride escort for the day. Following the ride, TAILGUNNERs will have ample opportunity to meet and mingle with many of their friends, both old and new, and with many of the people who have volunteered to make the day special. Musical entertainment will be provided along with a barbeque or picnic meal. All of this is provided at no cost to the hosted veterans.

Qualifiers TAILGUNNERs include military veterans who are:
• Blind
• Visually Impaired
• Low Vision and receiving vision related services at the VA
• Physically restricted in any way that prevents him/her from driving a motorcycle

Each qualifying TAILGUNNER may be accompanied by one guest who participates with them in the ride. This could be a spouse, a sibling, a son or daughter, a caregiver, or a friend.

Like the sponsoring TAILGUNNER, the guest must apply for the ride and must pass all the same health and safety requirements established for the ride. As so many bikers already know, riding is extra special when you can share the experience with someone close to you. This is your chance!

If you are interested in being a TAILGUNNER, click here to get to the online application.

If a hard copy, printed application is desired or if assistance is required to fill out an application, feel free to contact us at info@theviperride.org.



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