Local motorcycle riders, friends, and supporters from The Way Home will be hitting the road in August in support of the nonprofit agency.

The occasion? The organization’s 10th Annual Freedom Ride, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and services of The Way Home.

The event starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, in Manchester at Stark Brewing Company with motorcyclists gathering for coffee, pastries and registration. At 8:30 a.m., the escorted ride will begin, following scenic local back roads to the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Following a special ceremony at the cemetery, the procession will return to Stark Brewing Company for a buffet lunch.

There will be live music, raffles, a silent auction and more.

“The Freedom Ride is one of our annual signature events,” said Ron Sayres, event chairman and board member at The Way Home. “It’s a mix of mission, awareness and fun. The Way Home offers assistance to veterans in our community by providing a broad range of programs and related services. In all, we are proud to invest over $100,000 in critical resources each year to veterans and their families. The Freedom Ride also offers a fantastic opportunity to thank and recognize veterans for their service to our country.”

Participants may pre-register at www.thewayhomenh.org by Aug. 1st for a discounted price of $30 per rider and $5 per passenger. Registration after Aug. 1 through the day of the event is $35 per rider and $10 per passenger. Registered riders will receive a free commemorative T-shirt while supplies last.

Non-riders are also welcome to attend the lunch at a cost of $15 per person.

Now celebrating its 31st year, The Way Home provides a broad range of services to clients who don’t have access to safe, affordable housing. The agency serves more than 1,300 individuals each year.

For more information, contact Bianka Beaudoin, the agency’s development director, at 603-218-1458 or bbeaudoin@thewayhomenh.org.