We ask for a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for children.
Children 12 and under are required to wear a helmet, thanks for your cooperation. Please review the PA BIKE LAWS before participating in Freedom Ride 2015.
If you are not able to attend the ride you can still support by clicking the button below. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
Diamond Sponsor: $500+
Freedom Ride is a patriotic bike ride on the 4th of July that raises money and donates 100% of the profit to the James E. Van Zandt Medical Center in Altoona, PA. In five years we have been able to raise over $43,000 for veterans!
To celebrate our freedom by coming together to ride free and proudly showing support for our great country and the men and women who have served to protect our freedom.
The ride starts and ends at the American Legion (1459 Lincoln Ave)in Tyrone, PA. The distance is approximately 10 miles.
Brought together by the common thread of growing up in Central PA a group of friends decorated their bikes and dressed in their best USA gear and rode from Tyrone to Tipton on July 4th.
The Freedom Ride board of directors is formed and the vets staying at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center are chosen to be the benefactors of Freedom Ride.
100 people met at Reservior Park in Tyrone to ride to Tipton and back. Following the ride a great picnic was held and awards were given out. 16 local business sponsored the event helping to raise $4,000 for the three veterans fund at the VA.
150 riders and 40 sponsors helped to raise $7,000. local legend Jay Paterno took part and caught Freedom Ride fever and has taken part each year since.
Freedom Ride grew too big for its location. The Tyrone American Legion became the host for the ride and 2015 was a huge success. We were able to raise $12,000 for the vets at the VA!
We became a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity. View details
Despite the rain more than 200 people came out to ride. We were able to raise $20,000 to donate to the VA which was used to renovate a bus used to take the vets on day trips.