Cycle ride starts in Greencastle Sunday

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Motorcycle enthusiasts from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia will gather for the 24th annual Operation God Bless America Ride Sunday, June 1 to raise funds for patients of the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC) and honor those who served as Operation God Bless America launches again from Greencastle with its motorcycle ride.

Departure from Greencastle, which normally attracts many onlookers, is set for noon with an anticipated arrival of 1 p.m. at the medical center. A ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the medical center.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted and helmets are required. All motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to attend, come rain or shine.

Registration will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Travel Center off Route 16 in Greencastle. The cost is $10 per rider. 

The Martinsburg VAMC outreach team will be at the event to provide information on women’s health, enrollment in health care, My HealtheVet, Homelessness and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) Veteran services.

The event is open to all veterans, volunteers, Veterans Service Organizations, community partners, families and friends, all in support of America’s courageous veterans.

Upon arrival at the medical center riders will travel through the patriotic Avenue of Flags lined with United States flags donated by the families of deceased veterans.

For more information about Operation God Bless America Motorcycle Ride, go online to