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September 4, 2012 thru September 12, 2012
The mission for the 2012 Torches Across America 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride is to welcome home our veterans and to thank them and their family members for all the sacrifices they have made for our freedom that we so often take for granite.
No registration fees, riders ride at their own risk, riders pay for their own expenses. The ride is for all makes models of motorcycles, trikes, cars or trucks.
You can ride the whole trip, just through your state, a few miles when it comes in your area, or show your support with us at a host location.
For more information and sign up go to torchesacrossamerica.com or torchesacrossamerica.com .
9/2 & 9/3 -
Evening of September 2 & 3, 2012, San Diego, CA; Americas Best Value
Padre Trail Inn, 4200 Taylor St., San Diego, CA, 92110, 619-297-3291
Ask for the Torches Across America Ride rate
VFW Post 5477, Imperial, Beach, CA
Our host VFW Post 10386 Kingman, AZ
Wednesday morning September 5, 2012 we will be leaving the Travel Lodge
3275 Andy Devine Ave., Kingman, AZ at 7:00am.
It will be a free style ride to the TA Truck Stop, (Travel Centers of America Truck
Plaza), Exit 16 on I-40 west in Gallup, NM at 2:30pm. Riders will fuel up.
We will leave from the TA Truck Stop at 3:30pm and ride to Rt. 66 Travel Center/Casino
Exit 140 on I-40 and meet up with other riders from Albuquerque, NM, at 5:00pm
Riders will fuel at that time and be ready for an escorted ride at 5:30pm by the New Mexico Partiot Guards from
the Rt. 66 Travel Center/ Casino to Albuquerque, American Legion Post 13, 1215 Mountain Rd., NE,
Albuquerque, NM, 87102, an arrive between 6:00 and 6:30pm
Western Star Inn, Albuquerque, NM
To a Barbeque in Tucumari, NM with Paul Elam and his family
Big Texan Resaurant, Amarillo, TX
Red Roof Inn, Amarillo, TX
Tulsa, OK (Escorted by our host Oklahoma Southern Cruisers Riding Club)
Saturday morning September 8, 2012 we will be leaving the Econo Lodge, 11629 East Skelly Dr., Tulsa, OK
At 7:00am escorted by the Southern Cruisers Riding Club to the Missouri State Line in Joplin, MO
We will fuel up at the Petro Truck Stop, I-44 & Highway 43, Exit 4, 4240 Highway 43, Joplin, MO 64803
Our next fuel and lunch stop will be in Lebanon, MO, at B & D Auto/Truck Plaza, I-44 exit 127,
2031 West Elm Street Lebanon, MO 65536
Our third and final fuel stop before arriving in Troy, IL will be will be in Pacific, MO, at 3:00pm. We will fuel at the
BP Gas Station
I-44 exit 256, 1692 West Osage Street, Pacific, MO, and be ready to ride at 3:30pm for Troy, IL
When we go over the Jefferson Barracks Bridge into Illinois we will be escorted by Illinois State Troopers to
VFW Post 976, 123 W Market St, Troy, IL, 62294-1418
VFW Post 976 members will start a 9/11 Memorial Service at 4:30pm
Sunday morning September 9, 2012 we will be leaving Troy, IL, VFW Post at 7:00am
We will then drive to Springfield, OH for fuel and leave Springfield, OH, at 3:30pm.
We Will then head to Buckeye Lake, OH, Exit 129 fuel up at 5:00pm.
We will meet up with our escort to Cambridge, OH, VFW at the rest stop a few miles east of exit 129
At 5:30pm we will be escorted to the Cambridge, OH, VFW, for our arrival time at 6:30pm
South Gate Hotel Cambridge, OH
Jersey City NJ (Free night in New York City, NY)
Holland Hotel Jersey City, NJ
Attend Mermorial Service in Jersey City
Liberty State Park (View new 9/11 Memorial)
Hoboken M.C. Club House (Free time in New York City)
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites
Flight 93 National Memorial and Flight 93 Chapel Shanksville, PA