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This year sees the thirteenth anniversary of the Jack Persons/Brian Fisher Memorial Ride. The Ride honors all King County Corrections officers and support staff and Washington State Corrections and Law Enforcement officers who have passed since the Ride began in 2007.

This year it is on Saturday, June 29 and will begin at Eagle Leather beginning at 10 a.m. There will be a Ride meeting at 10:30 and we’ll leave at 10:45. We’ll ride together in procession to Ocean Shores where the Tenino Drill Team will perform at 1:30 p.m. Then we’ll have a $5 raffle, a 50/50 raffle, and some $1 raffles as well as a silent auction and games for kids.

This year’s ride is in honor of Alvin “Spike” George. Spike was a Marine veteran and a King County correctional officer. He had systemic scleroderma, a terminal illness that hardens the skin and the internal organs. You may have seen stories about Spike’s life and his fight for health care and VA benefits on Seattle’s KOMO News. His debilitating illness left his family in financial tatters.

All vehicles are welcome at the Ride, including cars There’s a $40.00 donation per person for adults; for children aged ten and under, the donation is $15.00. The ticket includes dinner and one entry in the raffle, but not hotel stay, and is tax-deductible. If you plan to stay overnight. Take advantage of special rates at Shilo Inns Suites Hotels—let them know you are with the Jack Persons/Brian Fisher Memorial Ride to get a special rate.

The Ride is a non-profit organization with an all-volunteer committee. It respectfully provides financial aid and emotional support to the immediate family of fallen or distressed King County Correction officers and support staff and Washington State Corrections and Law Enforcement officers.

Join the Ride to enjoy a glorious day of riding and family-oriented fun, while lending a hand to the families of those who help to protect us.

Remember to check the Eagle Leather Ride Guide for information about group rides. A group ride is a good way to make new friends among motorcycle enthusiasts, maybe find new routes that will especially call to you, and, often, to help others.

And, if you’re planning a ride, be sure to list it in the Eagle Leather Ride Guide. It’s easy to do, and the Ride Guide reaches lots of avid motorcycle enthusiasts.

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