MUSCATINE, Iowa–When it comes to helping veterans in Muscatine and Clinton Counties, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 39-4 does a little bit of everything. Besides offering a place for veterans from each branch of the armed forces to socialize and ride together, the group does projects to support veterans who could use a hand up as well. In the past five years, they have installed 21 wheelchair ramps, reroofed four homes, and renovated two bathrooms for veterans and have paid the bills for many more who found themselves in tough situations. To continue these community efforts, the association will hold several events in the Muscatine area this summer.
On May 25, the association will hold a get together for current and perspective members at Applebee’s in Muscatine. They will sell chapter merchandise and enter riders into a raffle for a motorcycle they plan to give away during their September 11 ride, which will stop in Muscatine.
From July 16 through 17, the association will hold their largest annual event, the Patriot Ride. The association invites people to ride with them to several stops across Iowa (including one in Wilton) and to camp with them as well.
With so many gatherings coming up, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Public Relations Officer Amanda Wagg urges riders to come join them. “We love having people come out and ride with us or just come chat with us when we are at other non-riding events,” she emphasized. “We all enjoy talking to people and building relationships in our communities.”