COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH
Sunday, August 18, 2019
The 2019 VIPER RIDE PLUS+ will be hosted at the Oelschlaeger-Dallmann American Legion Post 434, 9327 S Shepard Ave. in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
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Over the course of the coming days, we plan on providing a lot of new information regarding the VIPER organization and the 2019 ride. Check back here to keep up to date.
VIPER RIDE PLUS+
It’s not much of a secret that our biggest challenge is finding veterans who are willing and able to ride with us. In an effort to increase the number of TAILGUNNERs in THE VIPER RIDE™, we have decided to take specific steps toward increasing participation.
Yes, THE VIPER RIDE is still a ride for the visually handicapped. Qualifiers for the visually effected TAILGUNNERs include military veterans who are:
• Visually Impaired, or
• Low Vision and receiving vision related services at the VA
By expanding the defining criteria for VIPER TAILGUNNERs, we will enable a broader group of veterans who will be eligible to participate. The expanded criteria now include veterans who are:
• Physically disabled in any way that prevents him/her from driving a motorcycle
Another approach we are taking to both increase the number of TAILGUNNERs and enhance their enjoyment and comfort is to allow them to sponsor a guest.
• Each qualifying TAILGUNNER may be accompanied by a guest who participates with them in the ride. This could be a spouse, a sibling, a son or daughter, a caregiver, or a friend.
TAILGUNNERs from the previous rides have consistently expressed excitement and the joy of riding with us on a motorcycle. Bringing a guest rider provides them with the opportunity to share the experience with someone they love and the ability to relive the experience with someone close well beyond the day of the ride.
Help us out by identify a qualifying vet and let us know who they are; or work with them to submit an application (or 2 applications if they’d like to bring a guest).
Application deadline for all participants is July 31, 2019. We will fill the ride formation and the GROUNDCREW requirements based on our specific Event Staffing and PILOT needs with the earliest applications taking priority. Do us and yourself a favor by applying early if you want to participate.
The general public is welcome to join in and greet the riders at approximately 12:00pm, followed by an afternoon filled with food, fun, & music for everyone.