BRP/Can-Am Spyder are participating in the 2015 America's Parade (Veterans Day Parade) in New York City. Earlier this year, Can-Am took a group of veterans on a Spyder ride from Quebec to Key West with the Road Warrior Foundation, and is excited to partner with them again for the parade to help them raise awareness of their cause. It’s the second year BRP has sponsored the Road Warrior Foundation.
The Road Warrior Foundation’s mission is as follows: Providing journeys to improve the lives of veterans and empower them through challenging adventures that honor their service.
America's Parade is the country’s largest veterans event, with an estimated 600,000 spectators lining the parade route. It will also be live-streamed on Military.com and PIX11.com.
Can-Am is providing Spyders for the Road Warrior Foundation, and there will be 10 veterans riding them in the parade.
One veteran, Jack “J.D.” Hudson, is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and is riding his own Can-Am Spyder all the way from Tampa to NYC to participate.
"It is very important for the Road Warrior Foundation to have a presence in the America’s Parade,” said Craig Anders, co-founder and director of the Road Warrior Foundation. “Not only will it be incredible to ride with a group of Veterans on Can-Am Spyders down 5th Avenue, it is also an opportunity for us to make even more veterans aware of the programs the Road Warrior Foundation offers.”
“Events like this are great for networking and finding organizations with similar missions,” said Steve Berger, co-founder and director of the Road Warrior Foundation. “Telling one person that we do an annual Can-Am Spyder ride, providing vets with adventures that cover multiple states and thousands of miles, can lead to someone saying ‘Hey, I have the perfect candidate for you to take next year.’"
"It's an honor for the Can-Am Spyder team to continue working closely with the Road Warrior Foundation and participate in the 2015 America's Parade,” said Brian Manning, Can-Am Spyder PR lead. “The Road Warrior Foundation mission to improve the lives of veterans is critical, and we're happy the Can-Am Spyder plays an important role in bringing that to life."