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Riding to Remember leaves Elkhart on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. to drive through Wakarusa, Nappanee, Goshen, Middlebury and Bristol before returning to Elkhart.

ELKHART — An annual motorcycle ride to honor police officers, firefighters and veterans will be on Elkhart County roads Sunday.

The 22nd annual Riding to Remember event is a 72-mile police-escorted motorcycle ride through Elkhart County remembering those who have gone before, honoring those who still serve and inspiring those who will. Riding to Remember is Elkhart County’s largest and longest-running motorcycle ride honoring local heroes, according to organizers.

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sidearm

Well Sunsoaked, we are all going to die sometime. You can spend your life in fear but I choose not to and I am certainly not alone.

sidearm

So Joe, where are the doctors and nurses overwhelmed? Most are over this as the hype was worse than the problem. I’m not saying it wasn’t bad enough but the majority of deaths were in seniors with other issues. Trump made the decision not to panic the public, the sign of a true leader. Please stay in your basement like other Joe who thinks he can be president. And don’t come out until after the election.

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Joe King

Trump made the decision to not panic the stock market....please get that right...He has never once cared for anyone other than himself....ever....and you expect he NOW didn't want to cause a panic....are you intentionally ignorant or just gullible? The flu is coming up...please listen to health care workers, scientist, and health professionals....wash your hands, keep a distance, and wear a mask...

sidearm

I don’t know why Rasmus allows you to get away with the way you talk to those who disagree with you. I will remember it. You must be the smartest guy in town to know why people make the decisions they make. Did you get your talking points today Joe?

Joe King

Sidearm, you spelled Fox Propaganda wrong.....what were you saying about talking points? https://youtu.be/B0NhA4oBGuc

fire111

And just a bit of info Joe. While anyone dying from covid or influenza or anything is a tragedy , the original estimates of infection and deaths were much much higher! An estimate from the Imperial College of London estimated an 81% infection rate in the US. Also as high as 2.2 million deaths in the US! Go blow smoke some where else Joe!

Joe King

Trump knew back in January and yet he lied to the American people. Nearly 200,000 dead Americans.... Fire are you waiting for it to magically disappear? Still believe this is a hoax? Your savior trump lied to you and all Americans...yet you still follow and worship.....Please listen to health officials and scientist. Wear a mask, keep a distance, and wash your hands. We don't like it, but the sooner we all do this, the quicker the infection rates will decrease and hopefully mortality rates. The flu is coming and combined with Covid19 will put undue burdens on the hospital and doctors and nurses.

sidearm

I am wondering Joe if you ever have an original thought. You must wake up in the basement everyday and dial the progressive hot line for your talking points.

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Joe King

Good come back.... I see you now not trying to defend Trump for lying to the American people.... What about his administration taking money from the 9/11 fund? Defending that? You want an original thought? Stop drinking the kool-aid Trump gives you.....still waiting for Mexico to build the wall I see....keep waiting....

fire111

Yes Joe stay in your dank moldy fortress below ground. It is your haven! A cellar dweller never sees the light!

Joe King

No mention of social distancing? No mention to wearing masks? What is the max number that can participate due to the governors covid19 restrictions? We now see how the Sturgis rally in SD happened and spread the virus to numerous states....I hope they will take precautions as to not spread the virus throughout the county. It will be ironic the ride to honor first responders may be setting them up for harm in the future.

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RasmusSJorgensen

I did not include much about COVID-19 precautions in this article because it is not what the story is about. So the lack of mentioning the information you request is on me, not on them. Organizers are requiring that all participants follow CDC guidelines. They had to submit a COVID-19 plan to the Elkhart County Health Department, and they are only doing the ride this year, no related events.

Joe King

Rasmus, Wasn't knocking you, I just hoped they would have announced to participants and visitors to follow proper protocols... Will they enforce it? Who knows...I will wait for the photographs to come out showing no masks and large gatherings.... Just like Sturgis in SD....

sidearm

You are such a ray of sunshine Joe. Stay home in the basement and you will be safe. Let those who want to enjoy life do it.

Joe King

Trump knew and almost 200,000 Americans are dead. I don't like it anymore than you do, but I don't want several hundred bikers, not wearing mask gathering and spreading the virus so tighter restriction are imposed or worse, the infection rate increases and doctors and nurses are over whelmed...

Sunsoaked

Thanks for explanation Rasmus. Glad the CDC guidelines will be followed and thanks for covering the cause. Sidearm-enjoying life will be momentary as many have died "enjoying life". Hope the event goes well and everyone is as safe as can be out there!

fire111

BY golly Joe you were correct! I did not see many masked bike riders traveling through Bristol just a few minutes ago. 450+ bikes, cop cars and people on the the streets waving to the participants. Lots of no maskers! You should call the gov and complain about all those NO MASKERS out in fresh air and at speeds very few things but falcons reach while hunting. Maybe your cell phone doesn't work in that dank basement? Eh Joe?

Joe King

Were you at the initial safety briefing before they left? Yeah, thought so... what about the after party? Yeah, thought so...we will see if Covid numbers rise or drop over the next few weeks...but I bet your waiting for it to magically disappear right?

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