Important Ride Information
Before signing up or departing for this year’s Run to the Wall demonstration ride, please take a few moments to review the important information listed below. It will tell you everything you need to know about our route, helmet laws and other important information that is vital to the safety and success of this journey.
Schedule of Events
The Run to the Wall will depart from Milwaukee, WI on the Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend and arrive in Washington D.C. on Friday. The schedule of events for Memorial Day Weekend is as follows:
Run to the Wall Route
As in past years, this year’s ride will begin in Milwaukee, WI and end in Washington D.C. The actual ride is split into two days, covering 900 miles and 7 states, with numerous stops along the way. This year’s route is as follows:
Starting at the Harley Davidson Museum we will be staging riders in the following order. There will be signage indicating the group/bike type assignments.
- Rolling Thunder Members
- Road Guards
- Two wheel Non-Member Riders
- Tri-Glide and Trike Riders
- Road Guard Space
- Rolling Thunder/Run To The Wall chase vehicles.
Helmet Law Information
Because this ride will travel through several states, it’s critically important that all riders and passengers take note of and abide by each state’s individual helmet laws.
- Illinois (IL): No helmet required.
- Indiana (IN): Helmets required by law under age 18 and for instructional permit holders.
- Ohio (OH): Helmets required by law for novice riders, those under age 18 and for any passenger when the operator is required to wear a helmet.
- Pennsylvania (PA): Helmet optional for persons 21 years of age or older, who either have been licensed to operate a motorcycle for not less than two full calendar years or have completed a motorcycle rider safety course approved by the department or the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The passenger of a person exempt under this subsection, if the passenger is 21 years of age or older.
- West Virginia (WV): Helmets required by law and reflectorizing required.
- Virginia (VA): Helmets required by law.
- Maryland (MD): Helmets required by law.
General Rider Information
Safety is always the most important part of any ride. We encourage all riders to have their bikes serviced before embarking on this long-distance run, to prevent mechanical issues from arising on-route. We also recommend carrying a map and the emergency numbers of ride organizers, in case you’re separated from the group or require assistance out on the road.
- Tim Thompson, 414-405-5757