The ideal venues for National Service Ride events are high schools, vocational schools, or colleges and universities with large numbers of youth near or at the start of their careers. Especially through the "service learning fair," event organizers can invite a host of organizations to provide speakers as well as sources of service learning opportunities for youth and other community members. Many motorcycle associations and clubs are a great source of uniformed veterans – military, police, firefighters, first responders, medical and health care services, and others – as exemplars of service to initiate and carry the conversation.

National Service Ride assisted service-learning events at schools allow veterans, community service, and volunteer organizations to work more closely with each other on cross-cutting issues and intiatives, sharing platforms and recruiting newer, younger members. In addition, the Ride project lends its event format and messages of unity and empowerment to facilitate a much-needed conversation about service, patriotism and citizenship across generational and societal lines. The events also help these organizations gain greater access to schools, recruit younger members to build generational depth, and improve community and public awareness, with impacts on on organizational branding, membership, volunteerism, and fundraising. And they can take the opportunity to collaborate among each other, sharing bandwidth and platforms to help spread their shared messages of service and expand audiences.

Here are some organizations the National Service Ride has worked with informally to grow this initiative:

Veteran Service Networks, Organizations and Supporters


 Hudson Valley Veteran Task Force

The Hudson Valley Veteran Task Force convenes community-based veteran service organizations and agencies to meet collectively, regularly and cooperatively to ensure the timely administration of services and referrals and give them access to the innovative programs and activities of Task Force members to meet their immediate and long-term needs.


Orange County Veterans Service Agency

The Veterans Service Agency of Orange County, NY advocates for all veterans with the Department of Veterans Affairs and with local, state, and national political leadership as well as leverages numerous resources among them personal administrative and logistical assistance and counseling. The Veterans Memorial Cemetery is the starting point for every National Service Ride supported school service-learning event, reminding veteran riders of their mission to help pass the baton of service leadership to a new generation of Americans.  


Wreaths Across America

In addition to helping Americans remember the fallen and honor those who serve and their families, Wreaths Across America is commited to teaching America's youth about the sacrifices made to preserve our freedoms and, like so many veteran-related service organizations, shares the National Service Ride's goal to get more young Americans to serve community and country so they may take the baton of generational leadership.

Hudson Valley Honor Flight


Hudson Valley Honor Flight

Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) honors America's oldest veterans by transporting them to tour the Nation's Capital – all expenses paid. A local hub of the National Honor Flight Network of over 100 independent non-profit “hubs," the HVHF arranges for thousands of bikers to escort the buses transporting them to the airport. These have become highly visible events in many locales around the country. The HVHF has recently become a major institutional supporter of the National Service Ride's work to promote community to give veterans a country worth their sacrifice and help pass the baton of service leadership from generation to generation.


Youth and Community Service Organizations and Other Supporters


Orange County Youth Bureau

The Orange County Youth Bureau has teamed up with the National Service Ride to help area schools put on the project's trademark service-learning school events. In compliance with the New York State Seal of Civic Readiness Program, the Youth Bureau helps schools identify community service and veterans’ organizations, volunteer and charity groups as well as local businesses for the school-run fairs. In cooperation with the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, it provides a highly innovative virtual portal for youth to find the best community service opportunities to do after school, over the summer, or beyond graduation to build their resumes. The schools, in turn, can track and certify their service-learning hours and gather data on curriculum outcomes.


Rotary International

Rotary International is among the largest, most established, and well-known service learning organizations anywhere. Since forming in 1905, it takes on some of the world's toughest challenges and helps a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals. Its 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders come together to create positive, lasting change in communities around the world.


Lions Clubs International

Lions Clubs International is an international secular, non-political service organization founded by Melvin Jones in 1917. It has over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members in over 200 countries around the world working to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale.




National Peace Corps Association

The National Peace Corps Association shares the Peace Corps experience and connects members and affiliate groups making a difference in communities in the U.S. and around the world.



The Motorcycle Channel

The Motorcycle Channel® is a new TV network for all things motorcycles. In additing to streaming your favorite motorcycle TV shows and movie classics, it will feature documentaries on motorcycling and related topics – including the National Service Ride! Watch for videos on the YouTube Channel and on social media!




Armor Down

Armor Down's "Mindful Memorial Day" provides a database of  fallen servicemembers from specific communities since 9/11, to be read at each event opening as a “mindful moment of gratitude” to remind people that the best way to honor veterans and others is to give them a country worth their sacrifices, starting in their own communities. 







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