Power 50 dealers team up for Loretta’s Mission 22 ride

Five Power 50 dealerships are among the 21 dealerships from six states offering Ride Start Locations for the Loretta Lynn’s Ride for Mission 22 at the Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival.

The five Power 50 dealerships participating are: Boswell’s Harley-Davidson, America’s Motor Sports Nashville, America’s Motor Sports Madison, America’s Motor Sports Dickson and Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson.

Other Ride Start Locations are at the following dealerships: Abernathy’s Harley-Davidson, Black Diamond Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson of Bowling Green, Harley-Davidson of Cool Springs, Harley-Davidson of Columbia, Harley-Davidson of Memphis, Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Collierville, Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro, Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Jackson, Music City Indian, Four Rivers Harley-Davidson, Harley-Davidson of Jonesboro, Appleton’s Harley-Davidson, Buds Harley-Davidson, Bloodworth Motorcycle and Lawless Harley-Davidson.

Loretta Lynn’s Ride for Mission 22 is a multi-spoked charity ride that will benefit Mission 22, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides treatment programs for veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI, while raising awareness on the tragic issue of veteran suicide.

“In addition to the motorcycle people camping at the Ranch and anyone coming in on their own, we have 21 motorcycle dealers hosting their own motorcycle rides that will all converge at the Ranch. We want to give them a real nice show with a Special Military Tribute and recognize that many of these young men and women who serve our country, often come home with turmoil and grief that leads to suicide. When I heard 22 veterans commit suicide a day in our country, I just thought this could not be true and what could we do,” said Loretta Lynn.

On Sunday October 1, Loretta Lynn’s Ride for Mission 22 will consist of 22 separate motorcycle rides starting at locations from the North, South, East and West and will culminate at The Ranch. Loretta’s house band The “Coal Miners Band”, and friends will perform with an all-star line up for the participants.

“You never know what musicians will be on that stage. The Lynn family has lots of friends in the music industry that are eager to help support this worthy cause.” Carrie Repp of R&R promotions, a partner of the Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Event. “This is the first time you will see so many dealerships working together, coming together all in effort to support our veterans, it really is something special and an honor to be a part of."

Riders will choose their preferred “Ride Host” start location from the event website and for a donation of $50 (which will go directly to Mission 22) will enjoy the ride, a day pass to all the festivities at The Revival, lunch compliments of Mission BBQ and enjoy entertainment highlighted with a special Military Tribute at Loretta’s Roadhouse. Each Ride is limited to 50 people per location, so those interested are urged to sign up early.

“We are very excited and want to sincerely thank Mrs. Lynn, her family, and the wonderful group of artists and musicians who will be coming out to entertain to help make this our most special and important fund-raiser of the year,” said Mission 22 executive director Sara Dawdy. “The work we do via Mission 22 is invaluable to our veterans.”

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