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Rolling Thunder

Will There Be A Rolling Thunder in 2020?

You bet! But the name of the rally has changed. This is the first year that AMVETS will continue the demonstration run under the name Rolling To Remember.  And it's going to be great!  The 22nd Annual Ride of the Patriots® to Rolling To Remember®  will take place on May 24, 2020, during Memorial Day Weekend. Patriot Harley-Davidson® and the Fairfax VA Chapter, Harley Owners Group welcome you to join us for this signature event. We are very pleased that the Ride of the Patriots has become a highly anticipated community event and our hopes are that all bikers and bikes will feel welcome and join us for this police escorted ride. The Ride of the Patriots is an exciting four-day event spanning the entire Memorial Day weekend. All activities for the weekend are at or begin at Patriot Harley-Davidson, located just West of Fairfax Circle on Fairfax Boulevard (Map). The Patriot Harley-Davidson parking lot is designated for bikes only from Friday morning until after the departure of the Ride on Sunday Morning. The event also provides an organized staging area and safe trip for riders to the Pentagon and Rolling Thunder.


Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom 2018 | Harley-Davidson
 

22nd Annual Ride of the Patriots 

They ride into DC in a patriotic display in order to honor our veterans, and also to remember those lost or missing soldiers from our nation's conflicts. These heroes from across North America that ride into town for this annual event represent all types of their fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coast guardsmen, firefighters, rescue personnel and law enforcement officers and make the event especially memorable for riders and spectators. This is something uniquely American...this is Rolling To Remember.   

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Friday, May 22, 2020

10:00 am -6:00 pm Patriot Harley-Davidson Open House
4:30-5:30 pm Riders meet at Fairfax High School (Map) for Candlelight Vigil Ride
5:30 pm Ride to the Candlelight Vigil

Saturday, May 23, 2020

9:00 am-6:00 pm Patriot Harley-Davidson Open House (Map)

Sunday, May 24, 2020

6:30 am Ride of the Patriots Staging/Line-up begins
7:20 am Parade begins from Captain Pell's Parking Lot
8:00 am Ride of the Patriots Ceremony
Presentation of Colors Joint Armed Forces Color Guard
Welcome Don Withrow
Pledge of Allegiance Larry Larson
National Anthem Fairfax HS Band
Retire the Colors Joint Armed Forces Color Guard
Pre-ride Welcome to Bikers, Announcements, Instructions Don Withrow
Fairfax VA Chapter Harley Owners Group® Welcome Ray Riddle, Chapter Director
City of Fairfax Welcome/Remarks Councilmember Michael DeMarco
State of Virginia Remarks Delegate David Bulova
State of Virginia Remarks State Senator Chap Peterson
Rolling Thunder Address Les Evans, Chairman RT VA 3
Patriot Harley-Davidson® Welcome Vince Sheehy - CEO - Patriot Harley-Davidson®
Special Guest Speaker TBD
Keynote Speaker TBD
Recognition of Veterans Don Withrow
Armed Forces Medley Fairfax High School Band
Amazing Grace Northern Virginia Firefighter’s Emerald Society Pipe Band
Taps TBD & TBD
8:45 am Riders return to bikes
8:55 am START YOUR ENGINES
9:00 am Launch Ride of the Patriots
Police escort led by Fairfax County Motor Squad and supported by Fairfax County Sheriff, City of Fairfax and Arlington County Motor Squads.
10:00 am Arrive at Pentagon Parking Lot
12:00 Noon Rolling To Remember, Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 25, 2020

39th Annual Falls Church City Memorial Day Parade & Festivities
12:00 Noon Depart Patriot H-D
1:00 pm Line up
2:00 pm Parade starts
3:00 pm Event end

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