Seminole Electric Charity Motorcycle Ride‎ - 2015 Ride for Homes for Our Troops

The public is invited to join us on Saturday, October 17, 2015 for a day of fun, fellowship, great food and to help raise money for an extremely worthy cause. 

For this year's event, we have again chosen as a benefactor, Homes for Our Troops. Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded in 2004. Their mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors. Since their founding in 2004, 90 cents out of every dollar donated to HFOT has gone directly to program services supporting Veterans. Almost 70 percent of their operational budget is generated by individual donors and community fundraisers nationwide. Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator. Visit their website ( for more information.

The unescorted ride starts at the Sam Hogg Pavilion, located at Seminole Electric. The approximate address is 274 West River Road, Palatka, FL. This will be our beginning & ending point for the ride. The ride will cover ~ 130 miles, with three or four stops. Registration will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. Registration will NOT begin until 9:45! First bike out will be 10:00 a.m. with the last bike out at 10:30 a.m. and last bike in by 3:00. Lunch will be cooked by our volunteers (menu to be determined) and will be served at 2:30. 
You will receive a Ride Package which will include a map route and detailed instructions of the run at sign-up at the Employee Pavilion. There will be prizes for best and worst roll of the dice, and drawings for door prizes. Additional dice roll sheets and 50/50 tickets will be available for sale. For the first time this year, additional door prize tickets will be available for sale. The cost is $25.00 per rider which includes, an event t-shirt (with a pocket!), a raffle ticket for door prizes, goodie bag, dice roll sheet with instructions, and a meal bracelet for the end of the ride.

Departing Information

Those leaving from Central Florida will meet up at the Racetrac in Mt Dora at the intersection of US 441 and Wolf Branch.  Feet-up time will be 8am sharp.  We will then meet up with our friends from the Jacksonville area at 9:30 at the Kangaroo Express located at 643 N. Highway 17 in Palatka, FL 32177. From there both groups will ride in to the event together.  Below is the link to the GPS file for directions up to the event.

Directions to Sam Hogg Pavilion

AuthorJames Gerdes