Rock n’ Ride For Veterans

Long Distance Ride

32 Mile Loop to Long Beach and Back
Check In Time/Location: 6:30am at City Hall Civic Center
Departure Time: 7:30am

Registration Fee
$25 for Adults • $18 Students (ages 10-17) / Veterans
Riders must be 10 years old+ with at least one year of distance bike riding experience. No Beach Cruisers

**Day of Event Registration – $30 for Adults • $24 Students (ages 10-17)[/vc_column_text]

Community Freedom Ride

6 Mile Loop in Downey
Check in Time/Location: 8:00am at City Hall Civic Center
Departure Time: 9:00am

Registration Fee
$25 for a family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 Youth) • $10 per individual
Riders must be 8 years old+ and have at least 6 months of riding experience.
Each participant will receive a commemorative RNR 4 Veterans “Military Dog Tag”

**No Military Dog Tag, with same day registration**

Bike Decorating Contest

First and second place prizes for adult and youth will be awarded and each will win a $25 gift card. Entries will be judged on creativity, tributes to our Veterans of the Armed Services, and unique use of red, white, and blue.



To register for this event, as a bike riding participant, please fill out the  registration form by clicking the link below and sign up at the Parks and Recreation Department office located at 7850 Quill Drive / Downey 90242.  For more information about this event please call the Parks and Recreation Department office at (562) 904-7238.

Registration Form


Donate clothing (adult and youth) and hygiene items for homeless/displaced Veterans and their families.

Drop-off sponsored by Downey based STB-Revised-Logo

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Rise & Dine Benefit For Veterans

Benefit for Veterans

September 6th
Brunch Buffet from 9am-12pm
$10 Tickets

Hosted by SAVE THE BRAVE Organization
at Bastards American Canteen
11045 Downey Ave Downey Ca 90241

100% of your donations go directly to covering the costs associated with the veteran’s meals, transportation, fishing/camping/registration fees and any other costs associated with an event. For more information,

All ticket sales and donations will be used to support the needs of veterans. By helping those veterans who are struggling with PTSD and other combat related injuries.

Our goal is to raise $4000. We hope to raise this through ticket sales, merchandise sales, and donations.

***Tickets at the door cost $10 for attendees***

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The Downey Patriot Features Save The Brave Bike Ride

Save the Brave has been featured in “Save the Brave pedals to PTSD awareness“, an article written by Alex Dominguez of The Downey Patriot. Below is an excerpt and a link to the full article.

“In an effort to raise awareness for victims of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the Save the Brave Organization held their first annual Save the Brave Community Bike Ride last Sunday at Rio San Gabriel Park.
Save the Brave is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in the often difficult process of rebuilding their lives once returning from a combat zone.Many of the group’s members are combat veterans themselves, who have also struggled with the demons that come to so many of those who fought for the country.”
-Read the full article here

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1st Annual Save The Brave Bike Ride

Our 1st Annual “Save The Brave” Community bike ride is an opportunity for the local community to join veterans and use cycling to band together in effort to fight the on going battle against PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder.) Our intent is to provide Veterans a service to overcome physical, mental, or emotional wounds. The rides are uplifting, motivating, and a huge confidence booster for veterans to KEEP PUSHING forward!

***Please arrive at least 15 min. prior to safety brief**
Meet up/Step off Point:
Rio San Gabriel Park
9612 Ardine St, Downey, CA 90241

Safety Brief will be held at Rio San Gabriel Park near riverbed entrance @ 0800

0830 Step off: Depart Rio San Gabriel Park > Ride 5.7 mi to Liberty Park

Finish Line:
19211 Studebaker Rd
Cerritos, CA 90703
United States

-Arrive at Liberty
-Snacks and Refreshments
-Frisbee Golf, Volleyball Confidence Game
-Into to Veteran Cycle Therapy Program
-Veteran Center Outreach Booth

1200 Wrap-up & Return to Rio San Gabriel Park (at own discretion.)

Registration Form
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