Run For The Wall to refuel, break for lunch in Concordia

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Riders on motorcycles make their way down Concordia’s Main Street to Southside Park, where riders and support crews with Run for the Wall will take a break to eat lunch and fellowship with other riders and local supporters.
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Run for the Wall will make a stop in Concordia starting at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Monday, May 20. Riders and support crews will refuel when they get to town, and then make their way to Concordia’s Southside Park for lunch. Riders will leave Concordia at approximately 1:30 p.m. to continue on their way to Washington, D.C.

According to its official website, Run for the Wall began in 1989, and now, 30 years later, is the largest and longest organized cross-country motorcycle ride and event of its kind in the world, and operates three routes: Central, Midway, and Southern Routes. All routes start in Ontario, Calif., and travel to and arrive in Washington, D.C., the Friday of Memorial weekend. The ride consists of a 10-day journey that crosses America’s heartland from coast-to-coast, raising awareness for POW/MIAs, supporting our current and former military, and providing a healing environment for veterans, veteran families and supporters. Everyone is welcome to join one of the three routes; veteran, non- veteran, and/or supporters. Riders are welcome to join any one of the three routes for one day, or any combination up to the full 10-day ride. Riders must, however, join at one of the overnight stops. Riders can’t join mid-day.

Supporters request that local residents line Main Street to show support for Run for the Wall.

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