Get revved up for a great cause! The Way Home announces 10th Annual Freedom Ride

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


MANCHESTER, NH – Local motorcycle riders, friends and supporters from The Way Home will be literally be hitting the road in August in support of the non-profit agency.  The occasion: The organization’s 10th Annual Freedom Ride.  

The event takes place on Saturday, August 3, at 7 a.m. at Stark Brewing Company in Manchester, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and services of The Way Home.

“The Freedom Ride is one of our annual signature events,” says Ron Sayres, event chair and board member at The Way Home.  “It’s a mix of mission, awareness and fun. The Way Home offers assistance to veterans in our community by providing a broad range of programs and related services.  In all we are proud to invest over $100,000 in critical resources each year to veterans and their families. The Freedom Ride also offers a fantastic opportunity to thank and recognize veterans for their service to our country.”

Sayres went on to say that the ride has enjoyed the support of numerous local organizations including Comcast, Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU), Stark Brewing Company and Spectrum Marketing Companies.  “We particularly want to thank the Manchester Motorcycle Club for their long-time support,” he said. “The unwavering commitment to their cause is deeply rooted andingrained in the events the club supports.  We are happy to partner with them and looking forward to their resurrecting the Great North Woods Motorcycle Blessing event June 22-23. Find “Great North Woods Motorcycle Blessing” on Facebook for more information.


The event starts in downtown Manchester with motorcyclists gathering for coffee, pastries and registration.  At 8:30 a.m., an escorted ride will take place along scenic local back roads to the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.  Following a special ceremony at the cemetery, the procession will return to Stark Brewing Company for a buffet lunch.

Participants will also enjoy a live music, raffles, a silent auction and much more.  Pre-register by August 1st for a discounted rate of $30 per rider and $5 per passenger.  Registered riders received a free commemorative t-shirt while supplies last.  Registration after August 1st through the day of the event is $35 per rider and $10 per passenger.

Non-riders are also welcome to attend the lunch at a cost of $15 per person.  Register online atwww.thewayhomenh.org.

Now celebrating its 31st year, The Way Home provides a broad range of services, support and education to clients who don’t have access to safe, affordable housing.  The agency serves over 1,300 individuals each year.

For further questions and information, please contact Bianka Beaudoin, the agency’s Development Director at bbeaudoin@thewayhomenh.org or via telephone at 603-218-1458.

About The Way Home

Now celebrating our 31st year of community service, The Way Home is a non-profit dedicated to helping low-income households obtain and sustain safe, affordable housing throughout the state of New Hampshire.  Since 1988, we have assisted more than 21,000 homeless and high-risk families, individuals, veterans and special needs clients with their housing needs.

Our Mission and Vision statements speak of creatively helping those with the fewest resources. When designing our programs, The Way Home looks first to empower our clients in need. Over the past three decades, this has meant helping them increase their resourcefulness by providing more financial literacy classes, housing counseling and coaching, steps to success coaching, healthy home education, landlord/tenant rights and other life skills classes.

Our Vision is to continue as an innovative, grassroots organization committed to creatively helping those with the least resources increase access, raise hope, and build self-esteem.  We believe in implementing a “housing first” approach, which provides secure housing with the support they need to make a difference in their lives.

To learn more, please visit www.thewayhomenh.org.