A Message from Stan Mauldin about RFA 2021
Are you ready to ride again?
It is March and we have already started receiving many kind calls and emails regarding the status of our 23rd Ride for America scheduled for May 31st. I have to tell you that these Patriotic Americans are ready to get out and enjoy Memorial Day and Ride for America.
Last year was tough for many of us including the families that we support with your Money. We have spent countless hours speaking with Commander Williams (Commander of American Legion Post 233 & his staff), Director Ordia Brown & his riders of Post #233 and Commander Nesmith (Commander of Madison American Legion Post 37) regarding this event and together we have decided that we “Will have an RFA” this year. Please understand that this decision was long discussed and unanimous. We feel that by May 31st it will be safe enough to ride, enjoy an outside event and show our patriotism.
I can’t look three months into the future and predict what this great nation will be like, but I do feel that herd immunity will be built by you great Americans, with the hope that everyone will get vaccinated and together we will show that the good old USA is strong and together we are laying down our best to stop Covid-19.
Several restrictions in our great state have been eased, SO WE ARE READY TO ROLL.
You spoke and we listened, we have made a few suggested changes and I think you will be happy with this year’s RIDE for AMERICA event with more riding, less speeches, more great door prizes, of course we’ll still have those expensive raffle prizes that everyone loves and looks forward to and some good ole BBQ when we return.
As always, we will honor our heroes before leaving on our changed route to lend a wave at the country side’s American Patriots. The difference this year is that we will ride through some beautiful Georgia countryside and then return to the post without stopping for the additional ceremony in Madison. The City of Madison decided that they were not quite ready, and we respect that decision, but our patriotic hearts will not wait another year to see all the smiling faces of flag-waving Americans cheering on the ride. For now, we are keeping the new route a little guarded, but suffice to say that the towns along the way are SUPER excited to have us rumble through and show what R.F.A is all about!
The efforts and support needed to our many veterans, our military and their children has not gone away so come on out and support us this year. Please see our sponsor sheet and be sure to thank them for their support or just maybe consider becoming a sponsor yourself.
The United States of America is the greatest nation in the world, so the staff of Ride for America’s belief is that we will once again ride with pride and support our Veterans.
We look forward to seeing YOU at Ride for America this MEMORIAL DAY!!! MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021.
DIRECTOR – Ordia Brown
CO-FOUNDER – M. Stan Mauldin
The video below gives some background about the ride and has some awesome shots about what it is like to ride. It is a ride worth remembering.