Tickets for the 7th Annual Chris Patterson Memorial Foundation Motorcycle Ride, scheduled for August 12th, 2023, are now available. This yearly event in August brings together the “For God and For Country” aspects of the foundation’s mission.
“We started this fundraiser, the Motorcycle Ride, as a way of connecting Chris’s love of the Arts with his love for the military. Every year, 2 organizations are selected to be the recipients of the money raised through this event with a focus on organizations that support those causes. It will be a fun day for everyone and we hope to see you there,” stated Robert Patterson, Chris’ father and board member of the Foundation.
Join us on Chris’ Last Ride, a scenic 50-mile journey through the countryside, passing by significant locations such as West Aurora High School and Immanuel Lutheran Church. The ride will be fully police-escorted, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Registration will start at 8 am on the day of the event, with kickstands up (KSU) at 10 am.
This year, the event will begin at Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles, where we will also have an after-party from 12 pm to 2 pm. The after-party will feature live music, raffles, and delicious food from Mission BBQ. Please note that the after-party is included in the ride tickets, but standalone tickets are also available for those who only wish to attend the after-party.
“I believe that this is exactly what Christopher would be doing. He would have disliked the spotlight of an event honoring him, but he would be riding in other memorial rides to honor the fallen,” stated Social Media Director for the foundation, Rachel Bailey. “It is through events like this ride that the foundation supports programs that are meaningful to who Christopher was and his legacy.”
A portion of the proceeds of this year’s motorcycle ride will be going to K9s for Veterans and Immanuel Lutheran School music program in Batavia.
Ride Tickets are $35 per person for riders or passengers and include lunch at the after-party. Register before August 31st and save $5.
After-Party Only Tickets are $20.