The plan for a “Memorial Ride for the Fallen 7” is for motorcyclists from all over New England to meet at various locations, then convene at the Broken Spoke Saloon in Laconia late morning on Saturday, July 6.
At noon, with an escort from N.H. State Police, the group will set off north on Route 3, turn onto Route 25 in Meredith, and take that to Route 16 in Ossipee.
The ride, which will cover about 80 miles, will conclude at the site of the collision in Randolph, where seven motorcyclists died when a pickup truck crossed into their lane of traffic. There will be a wreath laying and a prayer. For those who wish, Mr. Pizza in Gorham has offered to close its doors to the public in order to provide food for the riders.
There’s no registration fee, but donations will be accepted, and a memorial patch will be sold, with all proceeds going to the Jarheads MC to be given to the families of the victims.
The Royalty Inn will also offer riders who would like to stay overnight a $40 discount on rooms Saturday night. The offer is available to participants of the ride by using the promo code “ride for fallen seven” when making their reservation. Space is limited so it is best to call (603) 466-3312 as soon as possible. Welcome to the Royalty Inn!
Conrad Klefos, General Manager