Brattleboro Retreat Hosts "Ride for Heroes" Benefit Motorcycle Ride Through Southern Vermont

BRATTLEBORO, VT — On Saturday, August 21, the Brattleboro Retreat will host Ride for Heroes, a benefit motorcycle ride for the hospital’s Uniformed Services Program serving police, fire, active and retired military, corrections and EMTs who are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related issues associated with the call of duty.

Registration begins at 9:00 am on the Retreat’s campus in Brattleboro. The ride will commence at 11:00 am and will take bikers on a construction-free route through southern Vermont’s scenic hills and valleys, by rivers, streams and historic villages.

A barbeque lunch will be served on the Retreat’s beautiful campus immediately following the ride. The afternoon will include music and entertainment as well as raffles and a “chance auction” with many items donated by local businesses.
Registration is $20 per person and includes both the ride and BBQ lunch. The first 200 riders to register will receive a free t-shirt. The event site has a paved, level parking lot adjacent to the lawn area.

This is an alcohol and smoke free event, and will be held rain or shine. While participants must be 18 years of age or older to ride, all adult riders and types of motorcycles are welcome.

“Every day, uniformed professionals risk everything for all of us,” explained Dr. Robert E. Simpson, president and chief executive officer of the Brattleboro Retreat. “Now we can rally for them, by riding to support the Retreat’s specialized program for the brave men and women who struggle with trauma, addiction and depression as consequences of their duty.”

Major sponsors for this event include Tony Farnum Construction, WKVT Radio, MVP Healthcare and Stop & Go Instant Oil Change.

For more information and directions, please contact Biz Dana at 802-258-4318 or email  Or, visit

Get your motor running and head out for a good cause!

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