Sun, 09/26/2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

22nd Annual Victory For Veterans Memorial Ride is September 26th.  Register Today!

Adrian A. Santos, North Township Trustee and American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association are happy to announce the 22nd Annual Victory for Veterans Memorial Ride is being held at Wicker Park, on Sunday, Sept. 26th!! 

The Police-escorted processional style “Victory” Ride begins at 11:30am at Wicker Memorial Park and will follow the below route:

  • Exit Wicker Memorial Park at Southwest Gate
  • Right (West) on Ridge Road to Calumet Ave 
  • Left (South) on Calumet Ave to Route 30
  • Left (East) on Route 30 to Taft/Cleveland
  • Left (North) on Taft/Cleveland to Ridge Road
  • Left (West) on Ridge Road back to Wicker Park
  • Enter Wicker Park Main Gate

Registration is available online at or on the day of the ride. Single rider is $25, Double rider is $40. Registration includes Anniversary pin, and food/beverage tickets.

Food vendors, Big Frank's Sausage, Dragobobs, Cheesy Food Truck, and Pelon's BBQ, are a few who will be offering great eats at the event with more still being added.

Joining us this year is Jerry Clemons and his band, NICK DANGER, with special guests Nicole Jamrose & Jessi Lopez Schmidt, helping us celebrate the day from 1pm-5pm.

Sponsorship requests and vendors or organizations who wish to have a booth at the event, please contact Kelly Bridges at 219-313-3934 for an application or submit your information online at 

The Victory for Veterans Memorial Ride brings motorcycle-loving veterans by the thousands to Wicker Memorial Park. It’s a day to celebrate the men and women who have laid their lives on the line for each of us. No event is complete without entertainment, food and fun family-friendly activities and the Victory for Veterans Memorial Ride is no exception. 


Register Today!  Registering in advance on our website is strongly encouraged.  We appreciate all the support of everyone who has attended over the uears.  Our only concern is to keep the riders safe and free from injury along the route with the procession being almost as long as the route itself, managing the escort is becoming a challenge.  All the law enforcement departments from all communities involved, are participating in the escort as well as the Lake County Sheriff and Indiana State Police.  We appreciate your cooperation and continued support.  

PLEASE NOTE: there will be no consumption of alcohol anywhere in the park before the ride!  This will be strictly enforced by law enforcement officers stationed in the park!!  No containers of any kind containing alcohol may be brought into the park!!

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