Sheridan earns stop on Honor Tour

SHERIDAN — Seven sites in Wyoming, including a site in Sheridan, have been selected to participate in the 2013 Tour of Honor Motorcycle Ride that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Tour of Honor is a season-long, self-directed ride to memorials and monuments around the continental U.S. and Hawaii. Motorcyclists plot their own routes and timeline, visiting as many sites as they wish, documenting their visits to each site with a photo.

Created in 2011, the event has grown from eight states in 2011 to 40 states in 2013, featuring 250 memorials. This is the first time memorial sites from Wyoming have been included on the tour.
Of the seven Wyoming sites, the Sheridan County Veteran’s Bicentennial Monument on the grounds of the Sheridan County Courthouse made the route this year.

The tour takes place between April 1 and October. Trophies are awarded to the first three riders to visit all of the destinations in a state or region. Pins and finishers certificates will be given to all who visit seven sites or more.

“The Tour of Honor is a great reason to hit the open road, honor our heroes, and contribute to a good cause, the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Steve Brooks, event organizer. “Our riders tell us the Tour of Honor has a profound and lasting effect upon them.”

The tour is sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association and the Iron Butt Association and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The tour is sponsored in Wyoming by Army veteran Janet Lennox who can be reached at j.lennox@bresnan.net.

Those interested can visit tourofhonor.com to register for the ride.

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