Sunday, August 6, 2017

Veterans Charity Ride Welcomed at Sturgis Indian Motorcycle Dealership

Veterans Charity Ride lets vets decompress from post-war life

KEVN Black Hills FOX
by Katrina Lim
August 5, 2017

Bikers from the Veterans Charity Ride reached their final destination in Sturgis on Saturday.

Black Hills FOX Reporter Katrina Lim takes us to the welcome party at the local Indian Motorcycle dealership.

The 3rd annual Veterans Charity Ride, or VCR, provided veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to relax from the challenges of post-war life.

VCR riders started in Los Angeles and stopped at eight additional cities on their journey.

Army Veteran Joshua Stein lost both his legs in 2006 while serving in Iraq.

And he says riding a motorcycle as an able-bodied person is not much different than riding as an amputee.

Joshua Stein says, "It's really all in the mind. Yeah physically, there are different things you have to change up here and there, but I mean riding's riding. Once you're on the back of the bike and you're going, you forget about the no legs, you forget about your injuries, you forget about your stress and problems. It's you and the motorcycle and the world, the country."

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