LACONIA — All are invited to take a trip around the Lakes Region as part of the first Camp Resilience motorcycle ride, which will support retreats for vets.
The ride will take place Saturday, Sept. 21. Riders are to assemble at the Broken Spoke Saloon at 1072 Watson Road, Laconia. Registration will start at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Riders will take a scenic tour around the Lakes Region concluding back at the Broken Spoke Saloon for a barbecue and raffles.
Registration costs $15 per rider, $10 per passenger and $10 per non-rider joining the barbecue.
Using a three-pronged approach, Camp Resilience’s retreats aim to help veterans bounce back in mind, body and spirit. The three mainstays of the program are recreational outdoor team-building/experiential learning, life skills training, and facilitated peer-to-peer counseling. The retreats last three to four days each, are open to military veterans from all six New England states, and are free of charge for participating vets.
On Aug. 1, the 50th Camp Resilience retreat wrapped up, bringing to 502 the total number of veterans, spouses, caregivers and children served.
Camp Resilience is overseen by the Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI), a nonprofit comprised of veterans and citizens who seek to combine the talents of area professionals and the beauty of the Lakes Region to assist veterans from throughout New England.