Thank You !!!
I thank each and everyone one of you for all your time
and dedication in making this ride possible.

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, for making 9/11 “First Call Responders Recognition Day” for all the First Call Responders in New Mexico.

Mayors that have made 9/11
a “Recognition Day” for their City’s First Call Responders:

Mayor Dave G. Tate, Hollister, Missouri

Mayor Gary P. Conway, Kimberling City, Missouri

Mayor Jim Wood, Oceanside, California

Mayor Karl A. Smith, Forsyth, Missouri

Mayor Martin J. Chavez, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mayor Michael J. Muchowski, Township of Florence, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey

Mayor Monica Gates, Kingman, Arizona

Mayor Pro-Tem Paul E. Lear, Reeds Spring, Missouri

Mayor Robert L. Rumfelt, Lakeport, California

Mayor Thomas H. Nagel, Fairborn, Ohio

Mayor Tom Caraker Sr., Troy, Illinois

City Council, Branson Missouri

Speaker for the 2006 Torches Across America 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride:

Mike Mohn

States Torches Across America 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride travels through:


State Coordinators:

Mike Lee and Wayne Forester

Core Group Helping:

Theresa Mohn, Michele Little, Peter & Roseanne Nash, Glen Ottman


Kennedy’s Custom Cycles, Oceanside, California

Victorville, Harley-Davidson, Victorville, CA

Doing Something Special:

Chick-Fil-A {Jason}, Oceanside, California for providing breakfast for TAA Riders prior to departure on Sat; Sept 2nd.



Mother Road Harley-Davidson, Kingman, Arizona

Staca Hiatt Director of Tourism, Kingman, Arizona Chamber of Commerce is working with them.

New Mexico:

State Coordinators:

Rick Parsons & Paul Elam


Fraternal Order of Police Albuquerque New Mexico Lodge I

The Blue Knights New Mexico VI and Blue Knights New Mexico II are putting everything together.

Doing Something Special:

New Mexico State Police

Dawn Patrol

Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association.


State Coordinator:

Danny Bettis


Amarillo Hard Core Bikers Ministries

Very Helpful:

Holiday Inn Amarillo, Texas


State Coordinator:

Joe Sewell


American Legion Post 308

Jack Rice, American Legion Post 308 Commander


Torches Across America web server:

Dependable Internet, Springfield, MO

Torches Across America plaques made by:

Ozark Trophy, Kimberling City, MO

9/11 Memorial Wall Designed by:

York Design Group, Springfield, MO

Fallen Warriors Memorial Wall Designed by:

Keith who is employed by Dynamic Printing, Hollister, MO

Printing for the 9/11 Memorial Wall and Fallen Warriors Memorial Wall:

Dynamic Printing, Hollister, MO

Painted the Torches Across America Trike:

Curry’s Hot Rods and Hot Bikes, Branson, MO

Graph designs on the Torches Across America Trike by:

Nathan Curry

Torches Across America ride shirts printed by:

Remark, Branson, MO

Doing something special:

Missouri State Troopers

Support the Torches Across America Ride:

Angelo’s Hair Modem, Kimberling City, MO

Boomerang Resorts, Branson, MO

Cruisin 66, Springfield, MO

Flash Photo, Branson, MO

Missouri Cajun Market Place, Branson West, MO

Stone County Cycle, Branson West, MO


State Coordinator:

Roger Alons VFW Post 976 Commander


VFW Post 976

American Legion Post 708 Troy, IL

Doing something special:

Illinois Highway Patrol

Troy City Band under the direction of Bob Rosier

St. Jeromes’ Choir


State Coordinator:

Les Knauer

Torches Across America web page designer and web master:

Les Knauer



Reds Knights PA 18, Lehighton, PA

Frank Strouse, President Red Knights PA 18

Bruce Koch, Red Knights PA 18. This ride meant a lot to Bruce last year and he asked if we could maybe spend the evening in his home area of Lehighton during the 2006 ride. So this stop is all your fault Bruce.

New Jersey:


Tramontin Harley-Davidson, Hope, New Jersey is a host for the 911Memorial Run put together by Tattoo Bob and at this time we join them on the ride to NYC and Brooklyn NY and the ride is known as the 9/11 Memorial Run.

Hoboken M.C. has invited us to a 9/11 Memorial Pasta Dinner at the Hoboken M.C. Club House in Jersey City, New Jersey. We know the food is great because this is the third time we have been their.

Some of the clubs and riders that work very hard
to make this part of the ride as smooth as silk
for the riders.

911 Memorial Run Coordinator, Tattoo Bob,

Red Knights New Jersey 14

Angels of Fire M.C.

Wild Pigs M.C.

Axemen M.C.

American Firefighters M.C.

Brooklyn H.O.G.

Kathi Bedard Red Knights NJ 14

Fred Beard Red Knights NJ 14

Mike Peoples, President Red Knights NJ 14

Animal, Hoboken M.C.

Triple E, Hoboken M.C.

Angel, Hoboken, M.C.

New York:


Brooklyn Harley-Davidson is a host for the 911Memorial Run put together by Tattoo Bob and while we are there the ride is known as the 9/11 Memorial Run.

Brooklyn H.O.G. Chapter

I thank Tattoo Bob very much for letting us be a part of the 911Memorial Run this year on September 9th and 11th. This will be the fifth year for his ride.

States that are not on the main Torches Across America ride route:

Oregon State Coordinator and great ride Captain, Don Snyder.