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Warriors Run Motorcycle Rally
On The Move… To A New Location

NEW JERSEY – The Warriors Run motorcycle rally that raises funds for wounded military, is on the move…to a new location in Bergen County.

For the past two years the run started and ended in New Milford. On June 12 the new start/finish w ill be the American Legion Post on West Passaic Street in Rochelle Park.

The move will permit expenses to be significantly reduced, thus enabling Warriors Run to donate thousands of dollars more to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, The USO of Metropolitan New York and the Wounded Warrior Project.

“By moving to this location we will be able to have a better containment for registration and after-run activities,” commented Bob Nesoff, Warriors Run president. “Last year we had 400 motorcycles, passengers and scores of walk-ins. It was difficult to keep a handle on everything.

“The American Legion has offered us considerable assistance in staging the rally That has helped us to cut costs significantly. I’d like to pay special attention to Rob Rossi and Steve Kaplowitz, our committee members who met on a number of occasions with the Rochelle Park Police Chief, Twp. Administration and the Mayor and Council. The Township officials were especially cooperative in offering their assistance in making this effort a success and we are most appreciative.”

Nesoff said he also wanted to express appreciation to the New Milford Mayor and Council, Police Chief, Board of Education, Fire Department, DPW and Ambulance Squad for their assistance in holding a successful event for the past two years.

Motorcyclists from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut all participated in the previous runs. The first run in 2014 drew 250 motorcycles. Last year that number increased by 150. It is expected that this year will draw more than 500 motorcycles, making it an impressive sight as they move down the street.

Police motorcycle units from about a dozen departments, coordinated by the Fort Lee Police Motorcycle Squad, escorted the motorcyclists on the run to ensure safety.

“We could not have done it without the cooperation of Chief Keith Bendul and Lt. Ricky Mirkovic,” Nesoff said. “You could not possibly move that many motorcycles safely without that escort.”

Following the run riders, passengers and walk-ins will be treated to food by the Rochelle Park Outback Steakhouse, hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks, the cost included in their fees. Riders pay $25, passenger $15 and walk-ins $10. Riders will each receive a commemorative tee shirt. Other may purchase them.

There will be music and entertainment provided by the USO. The USO was a fantastic hit last year. A 50/50 will also be conducted.

Warriors Run is incorporated as a non-profit in New Jersey and has been awarded a 501(c)3 designation by the IRS. There are no paid individuals and all participants are volunteers.

For information on Warriors Run and details of the June 12 rally, check out www.warriorsrunnj.com.