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AdventureVet (Moab, UT)
AdventureVet is a non-profit organization that delivers outdoor/adventure activities, motorcycle & recreational therapy, vocational training and additional life changing, life saving holistic wellness programs specifically developed to assist wounded and amputee combat veterans with their needs and the issues they deal with on a daily basis. Helping our fellow veterans through outreach, action, activities, education and follow-up is what drives our organization.

AdventureVet (ADV) brings male and female veterans from all branches of service and from all over the United States to Moab, Utah. ADV is a place for veterans to reconnect with other veterans, participate in the many activities we have to offer, engage in peer to peer discussions and vocational training, explore the vast wilderness and national parks, and relax and experience physical and mental healing in these serene, beautiful, unique surroundings.

Foundation 14
Foundation 14 is an organization that is committed to supporting our military veterans and their passion for riding. From custom modifications to our Right-to-Ride program, fundraisers, and community service - we do everything we can to get veterans on the road.

Hogs for Heroes (Wisconsin)
We are a nonprofit dedicated to healing the mental and physical wounds, suffered by Wisconsin veterans during the course of active duty, through the therapeutic benefits of owning and riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. We will raise funds, purchase a motorcycle and gift it to a deserving Wisconsin veteran hero. One Bike at a time. One Hero at a time.

Motorcycle Missions
We are a non-profit corporation helping veterans and first responders with PTS(D) find hope and healing through motorcycle therapy. At Motorcycle Missions we understand that much of the post-traumatic stress (disorder) paradigm is that the need for purpose, camaraderie, and adrenaline is of the utmost importance. Our hope is to encourage our participants to instill a life-long passion for riding and building motorcycles that will help them enjoy a happy, healthy, and balanced lifestyle after trauma. 

Motorcycle Relief Project (Fountain, CO)
Motorcycle Relief Project is a nonprofit organization that provides relieve to veterans and first responders with PTSD and other related issues by taking them on structured week-long adventure motorcycle relief rides.

Operation Combat Bikesaver (Crown Point, IN)
At Operation Combat Bikesaver we re-build bikes with heroes for heroes.

Operation Combat Bikesaver provides a workshop for veterans suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression. This workshop includes trained individuals skilled in various areas of Motorcycle fabrication, restoration, and customization to help teach candidates that there is more to life than negativity. Once the project is completed by the candidate, it is theirs to keep or donate to another candidate of their choosing.
The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:
to provide instruction on various aspects of customizing a motorcycle to persons with PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.
  • to provide facilities, equipment, trained individuals, safe environment, and family atmosphere for participants to engage in an escape or distraction from the effects of suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.
  • to provide opportunities for participants to engage in recreational, team building, self-worth, satisfaction of accomplishing something they thought they never could by building something from nothing.
  • to be a “big brother” of sorts to these participants.
  • to lower suicide rates amongst the combat veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD and or TBI.
  • to sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that promote PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression, veteran themed.

Ride to the Wall
RTTW is a unique motorcycling event which gives motorcyclists an opportunity to gather together at a place of remembrance, to pay their respects to our serving and fallen service men and women and in doing so, raise funds solely for the purpose of perpetuating their memory and recognising the sacrifice made.

Run for the Wall
Run For The Wall is the largest and longest organized cross-country motorcycle run of its kind in the world. Register and ride with us for as many days and miles as you’d like.
Join us at one of our overnight stops, on one of our four routes. We travel from California to Washington, DC and from Washington, DC to Marseilles, Illinois every May with over 1,800+ participants annually. Our mission is to promote healing among ALL veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/MIA), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world.

The Garrison Speed Shop (Mendon, MA)
The Garrison Speed Shop empowers veterans and first responders to focus on healing and positive living through Motorcycle Recreational and Vocational programs.

Uuzilo is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who have experienced a sudden, traumatic and unexpected life-altering event resulting in
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or profound grief.  

Uuzilo enables qualified applicants to travel to Africa where they embark on an intimate, extended motorcycle expedition undertaking an odyssey of personal and geographic discovery. Participants are provided an appropriate motorcycle, safety equipment, and camping supplies, which they operate and maintain throughout their journey creating a routine of daily activity and achievable goals, supportive of trauma recovery.

Through prolonged, intense, and focused activity — operating a motorcycle — and daily revelation, participants begin to regain a sense of confidence and control, often lost to those who have endured trauma. Uuzilo offers an experiential recovery enabling participants to feel renewed by living in the moment, healing, and rediscovering oneself while exploring some of the world’s natural wonders: the Namib Desert, Okavango Delta, and Victoria Falls.

Veteran Motocross Foundation
A joint lifestyle enrichment and recovery solution, Veteran Motocross Foundation empowers veterans struggling with the physical and mental scars of service to leverage the benefits of motocross. While tapping into the thrill seeking personality that makes our service men and women so brave in combat, Veteran Motocross Foundation instructors leverage the process of teaching a new skill to arm vets with the physical and mental discipline and prowess required to effectively heal, recover, and re-assimilate.

Veterans Back 40 Adventure (Oregon City, OR)
Veterans Back 40 Adventure exists to provide a supportive and healthy outlet for Veterans seeking to reconnect with the camaraderie found in military service. This is done through outdoor activities, primarily through off-road and adventure style motorcycle riding. We are a program with an edge to it that believes in the power of “Dirt Therapy.” Led by an all volunteer, veteran board, our organization believes in the power of the campfire. Once you attend one of our events, you’ll quickly realize the importance of reconnecting with fellow veterans who’ve had similar life experiences. We have guides and events located all over the Northwest, We take pride in supporting the beginner rider to the seasoned pro.

Veterans Charity Ride
​Veterans Charity Ride (VCR) is a non-profit organization that uses motorcycle therapy and other life changing, life saving holistic programs that provide uplifting and healing experiences for wounded, severely injured and amputee veterans from all branches of service.

We provide our veterans with Indian Motorcycles, custom built Champion Sidecars and Trikes, to ride through the most beautiful scenic backroads of this great country, exploring America, getting our veterans outdoors, back into the environment, and connecting veterans with mentors and other veterans, groups and supporters.

The end result of our program is a healthier and happier, more capable individual, who is now living life in a much better physical and mental condition, and able to help and support other veterans to do the same.

VETMOTO Veterans Motorcycle Program (Philadelphia, PA)
VETMOTO is a grassroots nonprofit vo-tech program offering introduction to trade skills and engine repair. Focusing on our nations veterans and at risk youth mixing them in basic skills workshops to enrichen all aspects of their lives. Both groups of our focus clients are a critical mass of untapped success whom traditional employment and training fails.

Our Basic Skills Classes offer not only mechanical and technical know how but also soft skills like resume writing and leadership principles. We have a team of volunteers and mentors to help them with anything life may throw their way.

We achieve this by believing in our clients and helping them reach their goals. We work with local businesses and unions on job placement and scholarship opportunities. 

Clubs and organizations for military veterans

American Legion Riders
American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded servicemembers and scholarships. Since 2006, Riders nationwide have participated in The American Legion Legacy Run to annually raise money for the Legacy Scholarship Fund, established to provide scholarships to children of U.S. military personnel killed since Sept. 11, 2001.

Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association
We are an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. As a registered 501(c)(19) veterans’ charity, our mission is to support and protect those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to provide assistance and help to individual veterans, veteran care facilities, other veteran organizations and registered charities. We sponsor and participate in many veteran-related motorcycle (and other) charity events each year, and as a non-profit organization, donate to various veteran causes. Our mission statement is Veterans Helping Veterans.

God's Squad Christian Motorcycle Club
God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club was established in the late 1960’s in Sydney and founded on a broader basis, under the leadership of John Smith, in Melbourne 1972, where the Club Colours have been flown ever since. The Club primarily exists to minister among the ‘outlaw biker fraternity’ and associated groups, where it is an accepted and relevant expression of the Christian Church. Since it’s birth, out of the counter culture Jesus movement days of the late 60’s it has continued, over four decades, to devote its efforts amongst those on the fringes of society.

Michigan Bikers Helping Veterans (Michigan)
The Michigan Bikers Helping Veterans (MBHV) is a non profit charity that receives donated funds to distribute in Michigan to provide assistance to deserving families of the fallen and/or wounded service personnel, or veterans in critical financial need.

Patriot Guard Riders
Founded in 2005 to shield families of fallen heroes from those that would disrupt the services of their loved ones, the Patriot Guard Riders has grown to include thousands of members across all 50 states in the US. We are a 100% volunteer 501(c)(3) organization.

As our membership has grown, so has the scope of our mission. We also honor first responders as well as our military veterans. Additionally we have an active Help On The Homefront (HOTH) program, which provides assistance to our veterans and their families.


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About Face: Finding Peace Within the Battle
The extraordinatory story of three Irish military veterans
Author: Bethany Barnett, Copyright @ 2017

Every life has its defining moment, an experience that changes everything. For three Irish military veterans - John, Ger and Kevin - that moment continues to echo through their lives. An explosion. A vow. A chance decision. Now each must live with the fallout from his actions. There is no going back and no rewriting the past. But there is another decision to make, and there is a prayer to pray. A man can set a different course and continue his life with a fresh purpose. Anyone who has served will recognize these stories of heartache and happiness, troubles and blessings. In About Face, three extraordinary veterans share their experiences and offer us something more: an invitation to take the next step, encouragement to look for the next defining moment.