July 29th 2017 Bettendorf IA to Des Moines and Des Moines area ride, details below

ThanktheSEALs Motorcycle ride and Events are about promoting Veterans First and raising much-needed funds One Family at a Time!

We want to promote Veterans First…Not Last! They fight and secure the very freedoms that we enjoy every day and hand them over to the American People on a silver platter! When you give, please give generously, as these courageous Heroes have given their very lives for us all! So when you give to your favorite charity or group, please remember our Vets!

Our Story

In 2014 Bill Christman saw the Fox News special on Robert O’Neill, the man who killed Osama Bin Laden from SEAL Team Six, and was inspired to start this ride to raise awareness and funds for those in need and give back to those who gave us so much!

The 2015 ride went all the way down to Dallas Texas and raised several thousand dollars celebrating Robert O’Neill from Team 6, Tej Gill and others. Please feel free to go to the photo gallery and check out the many photos along the way from the event!

The 2016 event had the same focus and goal. 2016 event ride had over 200 Riders join us in Bettendorf Iowa and leaving with a police escort later meeting in Des Moines at Big Barn Harley-Davidson for an after-party! Four Highly decorated Navy SEALs joined us for the ride and the after party! It was a great day and a huge success thanks to everybody! $24,500 was raised and donated.

We donated to Your Grateful Nation Foundation (dedicating their efforts to those transitioning from the battlefield to home.) and Folds of Honor Foundation (focused on providing scholarships to the family and children of those lost their mother or father in battle.) Finally, The Navy SEAL Foundation (Honoring our Warriors and Supporting their Families.)

The July 29th 2017 Ride will have 2 rides, Ride 1 leaving Bettendorf, IA State st. Convention Center at 11am sharp and meeting Ride 2 group, (leaving Big Barn H.D. at 12pm in Des Moines) along the way and merging together to ride together to final destination, Big Barn H.D. in Des Moines. There, using your meal/drink ticket, you will be able to enjoy the Bike Night activities, Bands, Food, Drinks, the SEALs and Comradery with your fellow riders for a great night! SEALs will be on hand for pictures at the TTS Tent from 6-8pm. Join us to Honor and thank these Great American Heroes!

Both rides led by Navy SEALs!