2 RIVER MEMORIAL RIDE
welcome you to our website! The purpose of this ride is to
honor, remember and support our armed forces during the
Memorial Day weekend. This ride also raises much needed
funds for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Arkansas.
All proceeds raised are given to the DAV of Arkansas for
them to use to transport disabled veterans to and from
clinics and hospitals, and provide assistance in receiving
the benefits our veterans have earned and deserve.
brother (Jeff) and I started talking about a ride across
Arkansas in late 2008. This was just going to be a ride to
satisfy one of our goals which was to ride across the
Natural State. As we got more serious about this feat we
decided it should only be fitting that this ride should
benefit somebody. After a few discussions we felt that not
enough was being done to help or assist our wounded warriors
who often return home and are forgotten. We chose the DAV
which is a national non-profit organization founded in 1920
by disabled American veterans returning home from World War
I. The DAV was congressionally charted in 1932 as the
official voice of our nationís disabled American veterans.
After over 90 years and 1.2 million members, the DAV is
still helping over 200,000 veterans and their families
receive the help and benefits they deserve. Many of our
brave soldiers are now returning from the Middle East, Iraq,
and Afghanistan with various injuries both physical and
mental. The River 2 River Memorial Ride and its riders are
trying to help these brave men and women while we also
remember those whose have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
River 2 River Memorial Ride is a fully supported ride
starting in Ft. Smith, AR and ending in West Memphis, AR.
This ride is a 5-day ride and each day is between 52-66
miles per day with a total of 295 miles. The first day
starts in Ft. Smith and ends in Clarksville, day two starts
in Clarksville and ends in Morrilton, day three starts in
Morrilton and ends at the Veterans?Memorials on the State
Capitol grounds, day four
starts in NLR and ends in Brinkley, and finally, day five
starts in Brinkley and ends in West Memphis. We will try and
assist anybody who needs transportation to and from each
start and finish point. We have rest stops every 15-20 miles
with our RRS (Rolling Rest Stop). You can ride as many days
as you want (one or all). The River 2 River Memorial Ride is
a very rewarding experience for those who participate and
also for the many volunteers that help make this ride
possible. If you would like to participate, volunteer,
sponsor or donate please contact Jeff or myself.
of 2009 we had our first ride and now in our fourth year we
would like to invite you to come join us and share in the
experience of our ride across the Natural State as we
remember and honor our soldiers past and present!
We are in the
process of updating our site for the 2015 ride starting May
23rd thru May 27th.
The River 2 River Memorial Riders
ride in honor of all American veterans and especially those
close to our heart our very own Arkansas wounded and fallen
soldiers. Please visit the following links:
Arkansas fallen soldiers in
Afghanistan and Iraq:
A list of comprehensive Arkansas
war memorials listed by county:
Jon & Jeff Aldrich