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3rd Annual Extortion 17 Memorial Ride August 2, 2014 Virginia Beach, VA


About the Ride

About the Ride

On August 6, 2011, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter was tragically shot down by enemy fire in Afghanistan resulting in the worst loss of life in a single incident during the Afghanistan campaign. 30 active duty military, and 1 military working dog, were killed in action on this day leaving shocked and broken families in their wake.

To celebrate these incredible lives and support families of fallen heroes, the 3rd Annual Extortion 17 Memorial Ride will take place on August 2, 2014 in Virginia Beach, VA. Since the rides inception in 2012, this event has raised over $335,000 for the families of Extortion 17 (2012) and key charity partners (2013). Over 2,000 motorcycle riders and passengers have participated in this annual event since 2012.

All proceeds from the 2014 Extortion 17 Memorial Ride will go to The 31Heroes Project and The Travis Manion Foundation. The 31Heroes Project was established to honor the 30 Americans and a working dog killed in action on August 6, 2011. Today, 31Heroes serves to impact the lives of our nation’s heroes and their families, while remembering the fallen, through athletic endeavors and competitive fundraising events. The Travis Manion Foundation’s mission is to assist veterans and fallen heroes, and to inspire a spirit of service throughout the nation. The Extortion 17 Memorial Ride’s mission is to honor and commemorate the heroes lost on August 6, 2011 through an annual memorial motorcycle ride, thereby ensuring that all families of the fallen are cared for after the loss of their loved one.

2014 Extortion 17 Memorial Ride

Once again set in Virginia Beach, VA, the overwhelming community support sets an appropriate backdrop to commemorate the lives of America’s Heroes.

Pre-registration is now closed online. However, you can still register at the event! Registration starts at Lendy's Cafe on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT).

If you cannot make it to Virginia Beach, Virtual Rider registration is still open! As a Virtual Rider, you will be sent the event t-shirt and complete the ride in your own hometown! Support our heroes on August 2nd by taking a ride around town in honor of their sacrifice!

The Extortion 17 Memorial Ride is thrilled to have another auction this year. This has been a huge part of our ability to give back to the partner charities. In order to ensure we have the highest participation during the auction, the event needs to have an online platform. This online auction helps us draw a larger crowd and raise more money. In turn, we have to pay a premium of 18.5% (16.5% with check) for online purchases. This is a tough decision, but the ability to have more supporters bidding on the items ensures we raise more money overall to give the the Travis Manion Foundation and 31Heroes. If you are joining us in person, or can have a representative present, we only pay 3%. This is a significant difference, but we still believe in the need to have the online platform. If you can, come join us on the day of the event or send a representative. Thank you for your understanding!


  • Saturday, August 2, 2014
  • Registration will begin at 8am at Lendy’s and close at 11am
  • Opening ceremony will take place and ride will begin at 12pm
  • Celebration and auction will occur at Blue Pete’s


  • Registration: Lendy’s Café in VB-1581 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, Va 23454
  • Ride will End: Blue Pete’s Restaurant-1400 N Muddy Creek Rd, Virginia Beach, Va 23456

Registration Information:

  • Pre-Registration Riders $35, Passengers $30. You can still register the day of the event if you missed pre-registration. Day of prices will increase by $5 for rider/passenger.
  • Registration includes ride, t-shirt, 2 beverage tickets and meal
  • Can’t make the event? For the first year, we are thrilled to offer a virtual rider option so you can participate in your hometown. Virtual Rider cost is $30.
  • Supporters who do not own a motorcycle can meet us at Blue Pete’s Restaurant at 1pm. The cost of entry will be $20, and t-shirts will be available for purchase. Children 12 and under get in for $10.
The Celebration of Freedom Party will take place following the end of the ride at Blue Pete’s Restaurant. People of all ages are welcome to participate and celebrate the freedom we enjoy from the sacrifices of America’s military.

Come listen to great music, participate in the live auction, and attend the commemoration of our fallen heroes.

Riders and enthusiasts welcome!

Additional T-shirts may be ordered. Click on the link below to purchase t-shirts. Registered riders and passengers will be given a t-shirt as part of their registration price.

Pre-Registration is Closed View the Extortion 17 Motorcycle Build Bid on this year’s auction items

Unlock the Extortion 17 Memorial Ride Patch

Unlock the Ride Patch

Unlock the Ride Patch

In the event of rain

Extortion 17 Memorial Riders,

Many of you may have heard of that the likelihood for rain is higher than we’d like this Saturday. However, we will be continuing on rain or shine!

We ask that you remain flexible as we provide updates as needed. We will be updating our Facebook page as well as plans develop, so please check there (https://www.facebook.com/extortion17memorialride). We are currently working with
the city on a rain contingency plan.

Please remember that our overall goal is to memorialize the men of Extortion 17 and celebrate their incredible lives! Our heartfelt thanks to each of you for your continuous support for our fallen Heroes, their families, and this event.

Thank you for your understanding and patience!

-The Extortion 17 Memorial Ride Team

Our 2014 Sponsors

We want to thank our incredible sponsors for their commitment to preserving our freedom by supporting America’s military.

Extortion 17 Presenting Sponsor: $10,000
Kiesler Defense
Kiesler Defense
Remington Defense
Remington Defense

Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000

United States Marine, Incorporated
United States Marine, Incorporated
Proof Search
Proof Search
Green Devil Garage
Green Devil Garage
Woods Outfitting
Woods Outfitting
John and Melynda Folkert
John and Melynda Folkert
Elite Seats
Elite Seats
Mission First TActical
Mission First Tactical
Knight's Armament
Knight’s Armament
Gold Sponsorship: $2,000

New Gulf Resources
Blue Pete's
Night Force Optics
The Shooter's Corner
Biker Geo
Tyco Integrated Security
Jack Daniel's
Echoes of Glory
Advanced Armament Corporation
Winkler Knives
The Schwab Agency

Silver Sponsorship: $1000

New Balance
Sun Resorts Tanning
Hoffman Beverage
Herbie D and the Dangerman
Mid-South Institute
SOWW, Special Operations Wounded Warriors

Bronze Sponsorship: $500

Ocean Drywall
Stein Investment Group
Wounded Wear
E-n-E Photography
Dynamis Alliance
Flip Flops
Pure Analytical Laboratories
Tango Down
The North Face
Outlaws Rod & Custom
Entourage Hair Salon
Heckler & Koch

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Please note that due to our Virginia Beach Parade permit, riders may not consume alcohol the day of the event prior to the start of the Extortion 17 Memorial Ride. Thank you!

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