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Inaugural "Healing Heroes" Motorcycle Ride on September 6, 2014 to Benefit Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness in Bluemont, Va.

The 100-Mile Motorcycle Ride Takes Place on the First Anniversary of the Free, Country Retreat in Loudoun County, Va. for Wounded Military Members, Veterans and Their Families

BLUEMONT, VA--(Marketwired - August 28, 2014) - Motorcyclists from around the greater Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area and other parts of the country as far away as Texas will gather for a 100-mile ride to Bluemont, Va., for the Inaugural Healing Heroes Ride to raise funds and support for Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, the nation's first private rural retreat for wounded U.S. military, veterans and their families. The ride takes place on Saturday, September 6, and celebrates the first anniversary of the retreat's opening in Loudoun County, Va. The Retreat has served more than 600 service members, veterans and their families during the last 12 months of operations.

"We are thrilled with the level of support and participation from our area's motorcycle clubs, riders and other organizations taking part in our first Healing Heroes Ride to raise funds and awareness for Boulder Crest Retreat," said Jack Causa, chairman for the Healing Heroes Ride and former board member of Boulder Crest Retreat. "It is great to have our motorcycle community come together, many of which are veterans, to support Boulder Crest Retreat, a tremendous organization that provides greatly needed support to our nation's warriors and their families."

The Healing Heroes Ride is a 100-mile, "high-stakes" poker run with the first prize being two first-class airline tickets donated by American Airlines to anywhere in the lower 48 states. The ride has two starting locations in Virginia; Patriot Harley-Davidson, the sponsoring organization, at 9739 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, Va. 22031, and the VFW Post 9760 at 425 S. Buckmarsh Street, Berryville, Va., 22611. The ride concludes with a celebration at Boulder Crest Retreat located at 18370 Bluemont Village Lane, Bluemont, Va., 20135. The celebration includes barbecue, entertainment, raffle drawings and more. The cost to participate in the ride is $25 for a single rider and $40 for rider and passenger. Non riders are welcome and can register on site for $25 per person. All net proceeds benefit Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness.

Boulder Crest Retreat opened last year on September 6, 2013 and is located in historic Bluemont, Va., just 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The 37-acre country sanctuary offers free, private, ADA-accessible accommodations, programs and resources to help wounded military service members, veterans and their families relax and recover in a peaceful and natural setting. Guests can enjoy recreational and therapeutic activities such as hiking, fishing, archery, yoga and meditation. The Retreat also hosts group retreats and life skills programs and workshops.

"We are grateful to the ride's organizers, Patriot Harley-Davidson, the interest from the Rolling Thunder community and many others for their time, generosity and effort to support Boulder Crest Retreat through this ride," said Ken Falke, founder of Boulder Crest Retreat. "It will be a very special day for us as we celebrate the Retreat's first anniversary and host so many dedicated people in the community who help us serve our military and veteran families in need."

For more information and to register for the Healing Heroes Ride, please go to https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E160995&id=33

The Retreat welcomes wounded active-duty, reserve and National Guard personnel, veterans, their immediate family and caregivers and Gold Star families. Boulder Crest Retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is funded entirely by private donations by individuals and organizations from around the country. For more information about the retreat, please go to www.bouldercrestretreat.org.

ABOUT BOULDER CREST RETREAT

Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities and programs to help our nation's military and veteran personnel and their families recover and reconnect during their long journey of healing from physical and invisible wounds of war. The 37-acre retreat is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Bluemont, Virginia, just 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. The Retreat is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is entirely funded through private donations from individuals, foundations and corporations. For more information about Boulder Crest Retreat please visit http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org.

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