A photo from the 2018 Troop Ride.

Motorcyclists have a great opportunity Saturday to help our men and women in the military by participating in Troop Ride 2019.

The 12th annual ride, which starts at 10 a.m. in Horseheads, raises money for the United Service Organizations, better known as the USO, a nonprofit group that provides entertainment and other programs to military members and their families. This ride is raising money for the USO at Fort Drum, NY.

Motorcyclists can pre-register – and get a free T-shirt – until Friday evening at the Troop Ride website or register starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Horseheads American Legion at 71 Old Ithaca Road. The entry fee is $15 per person.

Those who don’t ride Saturday may also donate to the Fort Drum USO on the Troop Ride website.

The motorcyclists leave the Horseheads American Legion at 10 and travel to the Dundee VFW on Seneca Street, where there will be a lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers at 11.

After lunch, they will ride to the Bath VA Medical Center and collect donations for the veterans there from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

The last leg of the ride is from Bath to the Corning VFW on Baker Street for a chicken barbecue dinner starting at 2:30, which will raise money for Boy Scout Troop 61 of Corning.

The ride is almost 100 miles. There is more information on the course at the Troop Ride website.

The dinner is also open to the public.

This is a great opportunity to raise money for great causes, especially our military families, and it’s also a great way to meet other bikers. Don’t miss it!

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ZiffLaw Attorney