The Ride for Jillian Kicked off on May 16 at All Covered offices in Scottsdale. It was an amazing send off as the FORZA crew and others like Aaron Dyck and Matt McGuire from Clover where on hand, along with riders, FOX News, a food truck and more!

Jake Johnson, son of ride Doug “Doc” Johnson showed up in dad’s vest on his bike to see us off, an extremely touching moment. Doc was severely injured in an accident on his way down to join the Patriots Pack for this year’s ride and was remembered with DOC stickers on all the bikes and helmets as riders traveled the country on their way to Washington DC where they rode in Rolling Thunder on Memorial Day Weekend to honor our Veterans, Active Military and MIA/KIA.

Each day during the ride, The Pack visited a dealer or industry company where they were watered and fed and presented with a check to The Jillian Fund, the print industry’s most visible and widely supported charity.

After a short prayer and a police escort out of the area, riders were on their way, landing in Albuquerque late in the day.

This year, the Patriots Pack was supported by their Mars Rover, a 30 foot long RV graciously donated and driven by newest Pack member, Raj Thadani of Mars International.

Click here to donate to The Jillian Fund on behalf of the riders!

Click here to read the full account of the day written by JB “Papa” Brostrom!