"The patriot express provides for the families of veterans. when our service men and women return from duty, emotionally or physically damaged, we aid the families. the wives. the children. OUr military may sacrifice for our freedoms, but so do their loved ones who are left here, waiting, hoping, and picking up the pieces of war." -Beth Fairchild
"your vision is what is inside of you... telling you 'this is why i'm here in this world'... act upon it!"
- Dave BArr
PATRIOT EXPRSS Powered by the Dave Barr Foundation
The Patriot Express is a series of motorcycle related events and fundraisers, designed to raise the awareness and provide donations, support and counseling , to the families of our injured veterans, and the troops who return from duty with long-term medical care needs.
This movement was created as part of the Dave Barr Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, (77-0430310) founded by Dave Barr, a double-amputee veteran who has written books and ridden motorcycles on six continents.
The Patriot Express is made possible by donors like you and by our "State Captains", a band of volunteers across the states, who organize our rallies, rides and fundraisers. By keeping our expenses low, we are able to invest significant amounts into our service. 95% of all monies raised go directly to aid our military families.
Patriot Express was created in the year 2000 by The Dave Barr Foundation, and was established to support charitable organizations, both in the U.S. and overseas, that are dedicated to improving the lives of the of our military families. Through donations, we are able to provide aid to those who know all to well the price of war, our military families. Whether a veteran returns with PTSD or a long term medical need, the Patriot Express can help by directing families to counseling services and other avenues, to prepare them to cope with caretaking of someone who has sufferes an emational truama, with an injury, a missing limb, or who may be total care. 95% of the donations recieved through Patriot Express events are distributed to the organizations who provide these services and work directly with the veterans and their families.
Saturday, August 16th, 2014 @ 9:00am Ride with Dave and The Piedmont Carolina Chapter of Phoenix MC, starting at Rommel's Harley Davidson. Hear Dave speak at the Bennett Place National Historic Site, followed by a 65 mile Poker Run, and hot dog lunch. $25 per bike, $5 per passenger. T-Shirt Included. Call for more details 910-491-7882
The Patriot Express has several events planned for 2014. Please continue to check here for the latest updates and schedules. If you live in Eastern or Western, NC, Central MO, and would be interested in helping with an event, please contact one of our State Captains. If you would like to bring or host a new event to your town, please submit the form on out Contact page.
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Saturday, August 24th, 2014 @ 8:30am Patriot Express Dice Run and breakfast. Leaving The Brass Rail at 10am, followed by a gravy biscuit breakfast, and ending at Dale's Power Sports for lunch. $35 registration/$10 passenger. First 100 riders get a t-shirt.