PALMDALE – After a highly-successful debut last year, the Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride is back to raise more funds for the families of fallen officers.
The second annual “Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride for the Fallen” takes place this Saturday, July 26. Registration will be held from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at McCoy’s Donuts, located at 3053 Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale.
The cost to participate is $30 per rider and $35 per couple, payable by cash or credit card. Registration also includes a free T-Shirt.
The motorcycle ride, led by Iron Circle AV Chapter President Anthony Minchello, is about 88.2 miles or two hours.
The ride starts at McCoy’s Donuts and goes to the VFW on 16208 Canyon Country; Big Oaks Lodge at 33101 Bouquet Canyon Road; The Rock Inn at 17539 Elizabeth Lake Road; and ends in celebration at Julianni’s Italian Ristorante at 44960 Valley Central Way in Lancaster.
Local band “Rukus” will be performing and Julianni’s will be offering food and drink specials. There also will be an opportunity drawing for gift certificates, t-shirts and other prizes. The grand prize is a three-day, two-night stay in Las Vegas.
“Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC is a family-oriented club that rides to help support law enforcement families who have experienced the loss of their loved ones, our fallen brothers or sisters,” stated Iron Circle AV Chapter President Anthony Minchello. “This is a family event, and the proceeds from the poker run, donations and opportunity drawing will go back to supporting our fallen heroes here in our local community.”
This year’s ride is also dedicated to Jeremiah Horton, one of the organizers of last year’s event.
“As of [July 20, 2014], we lost a very dear friend and fellow brother, Jeremiah ‘Shooter’ Horton, Sergeant-at-Arms for Iron Circle LEMC California, due to unforeseen circumstances,” Minchello stated. “He is and will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, son and brother, and will be highly missed by everyone he knew. In memory of our brother, a portion of the proceeds will be going to set up a college fund for his children,” Minchello continued.
The second annual “Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride for the Fallen” is sponsored by Red White Blue Discount, The Rock Inn, Julianni’s Italian Ristorante, Crazy Otto’s, Riders Choice, Antelope Valley Harley Davidson, Sub Machine, Monster Fitness, High Desert Broadcasting, Chimera Body Art, AV Sports Club and Mana Restaurant.
For more information on this event, contact Boston at 661-675-9954 or Ginny at 661-714-8097. View a flyer for this event here.
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