Motorcyclists can again head for the hills of Pennsboro, WV, this fall to support our veterans. The second year of the Head for the Hills Festival is set to take place on September 15-17 at the Legendary Pennsboro Speedway.
Hosted in collaboration between the West Virginia Chapter 37-1 of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) and the Ritchie County Tourism & Visitors Bureau (RCTVB), the first Head for the Hills Fest took place in 2021. Thanks to 31 generous sponsors, the organizers can once more offer veterans something that might be missing from their lives.
“That is the joy of living and celebrating that joy together with others,” said Connie Frederick-Williams, president of RCTVB.
“Many Veterans return home to find they do not have places to gather together and enjoy life. Many find themselves joining groups such as the CVMA,” she added.
The festival program promises to bring on lots of joy. The CVMA Memorial Ride & Parade will start off at S&P Harley Davidson in Williamstown, WV, and head to the Ritchie County Veterans Memorial before terminating at the Legendary Pennsboro Speedway.
Another main event is the Double 8 Poker Tour, with a pot of up to $10,000. The 10 best players will receive winnings from the tournament. Other activities at the festival include a motorcycle rodeo, a tattoo contest, music performances, a motorcycle show, and more.
This year, the Head for the Hills Fest is raising awareness for Mission 22, a non-profit organization helping veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other ailments. In 2021, the CVMA raised $1,000 to repair the Ritchie County Veterans Memorial.
Day tickets for the Head for the Hills Fest start at $20, with weekend tickets and camping permits available as well.
About Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and defend those who defended the U.S. CVMA members participate in many motorcycle-related charitable events each year, which donate to various veteran-care facilities and veteran charities.
The organization has received recognition for its work. In July 2022, the WBOY news outlet featured Ronald Eagle, the public affairs officer of the West Virginia Chapter 37-1 in its “Celebrating Volunteers” program.
Due to the recognition, the Miley Legal Group offered to contribute $500 toward a nonprofit of Eagle’s choice. He decided to direct the funds to the Head for the Hills Fest.
“Everyone is invited to come to the festival and enjoy everything we are working together to create,” said Eagle.