As the day time traffic at the Buffalo Chip can be a little quiet, we decided to venture on to Spearfish to get back out on our motorcycles and support the Veterans and the Freedom Celebration Ride where Liberty Sport was also one of the ride sponsors. It was a short windy ride – luckily nothing my Rider Collection Piston frames couldn’t handle – and a nice start to the day to have some fresh air in our faces. We arrived early so we could get some coffee and have a brief moment before we jumped into our day. Before we knew it, it was time to go meet the Veteran Riders and show our Liberty support.
It was a cooler start to the day, nicer than the 94 degrees of the past few days and the riders slowly trickled in to register. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet other Veterans and Veteran Support Groups such as the Combat Wounded Coalition and America’s Mighty Warriors. I felt proud to be a part of a company trying to support and give back to our Veterans. Personally, it also opened my eyes to the needs they have and the community and support they offer each other for life. Some great conversations were had and we met some new fans of our Switch Sunglasses with our dark polarized lens which offered great protection from the sun for light sensitive eyes. Soon the Veterans Charity Ride crew rolled in and it was nearly time to begin the ride – only after I snapped a few fun selfies of us all in our Rider Collection frames.
As we fired up our bikes and rolled into line behind our Veterans Charity Ride family, the sun disappeared under the clouds and the rain began to fall. Mother nature always seemed to offer the rain as we went to hit the road. The long procession lead by a police escort and huge flags off the back of the leaders bikes began to wind down the road back to the Buffalo Chip. It was a peaceful, cool and of course wet ride back through the rolling countryside of South Dakota and reminded me of my home in the mid-west. What a great honor to support our veterans and ride with them back to the Buffalo Chip. The circle of friends extended and new fans of our product were found.
Angela Gerber, Liberty Sport