Three Wyakin Warriors will ride cross-country on Indian Motorcycles with fellow Wounded and Severely Injured Veterans to the 75th Anniversary of the Legendary Sturgis Bike Rally.
Boise, Idaho – The Wyakin Warrior Foundation has been selected as one of the charities benefiting from the 1st Annual “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis” (July 27th to August 9th). This event, intended to raise support for severely wounded and injured veterans, will offer a group of former military service members, including three Wyakin Warriors (George Nickel, David Maxwell, and Tommy Montgomery), the opportunity to ride from Los Angeles to Sturgis, South Dakota just in time for the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. More than a dozen veterans, from various military branches and of varying ages, will participate in the weeklong motorcycle journey.
The group will spend six days riding spectacular scenic back roads and exploring some of America’s greatest national treasures including Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Capital Reef National Park, The Arches and Moab, Utah. From Utah the group will continue their journey through the Colorado National Monument, Hahn’s Peak Colorado and Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming, arriving in Sturgis on Sunday, August 2nd.
The entire journey will be captured by Emmy award winning director Robert Manciero and his production company Full Vision Productions. “Our team will also be using an interactive media platform that will enable fellow veterans, Indian Riders, motorcycle enthusiasts and the general public to follow the riders and campaign in real-time interacting with the veterans on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We hope to achieve a sense of community, involvement, and unity amongst the group while encouraging other Veterans to join us on this adventure,” said Robert Manciero.
“Going to the Sturgis Bike Rally has been on my Bucket List for many years. Riding to the 75th anniversary with fellow veterans and my brothers from the Wyakin Warrior Foundation is a dream come true. I cannot thank Indian Motorcycle and Full Vision Productions enough for including us in this adventure of a lifetime and supporting Wyakin and their programs,” said Boise resident and Wyakin Warrior program graduate, George Nickel, a veteran Army Airborne Combat Engineer with 16 years of service, 3 deployments to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.
For more information on the Wyakin Warrior Foundation, or to make a supporting donation, visit the Wyakin Warrior Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis website at:
For more details about the campaign, videos and specifics of the route and excursions, visit the Veterans Charity Ride official website at:
About The Wyakin Warrior Foundation
The Wyakin Warrior Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that enables severely wounded and injured Veterans to achieve personal and professional success as business and community leaders.
About The Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis
The Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis includes veterans from all branches of service, coming together to share their experiences and passion for motorcycles. Veterans created this ride and campaign to bring greater awareness to the issues veterans are facing in their daily lives, promote worthy veteran charities, and invite the participation and support of the general public.
About FULL VISION PRODUCTIONS
Located in La Crescenta, California, Full Vision Productions was founded in 1994 by producer / director Robert Manciero. Since then it has grown into a full service production company and agency with 11 Emmy awards and several festival awards to their credit. Originally specializing in extreme sports, Full Vision Productions has expanded into commercial, promotional, and documentary film work for networks, major corporations, and government agencies.
About INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship.