Motorcyclists prepare to Ride for the Fallen

Motorcyclists are expected to turn out in large numbers to participate in the Ride for the Fallen on Saturday, August 24. The event was created by the family of Marine Lance Corporal Michael J. Allred who lost his life on September 6, 2004 while serving his country in Iraq.

Michael’s brother Brad said the proceeds go to help the people who supported them in their time of loss. He said a patriotic program will precede the ride starting at 9:30 a.m. at Elk Ridge Park in North Logan.

“We’ll take a loop up through Preston, then over towards Montpelier and down to Bear Lake,” Allred said on <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program Wednesday</a>. “We’ll then come down Logan Canyon. The bikes will return to Elk Ridge Park at about 2 o’clock.

Allred said that the festivities will continue after the ride concludes.

“At that point we will cook a barbeque lunch. The public’s invited. You don’t have to have a motorcycle to come.

“It’s open to anybody, the program as well as the lunch. As we eat lunch we’ll have some prizes.”

Michael’s brother Brett said the Michael J. Allred Foundation has raised more than $50,000 in scholarships. He said proceeds are also contributed to the Fisher House near the Veterans Hospital in Salt Lake, Freedom Apartments where homeless veterans can live while receiving training and the Wounded Warrior Project.

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