Project Patriot Bikes (PPB) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable program designed to garner patriotism using motorcycles as an artist uses canvas.
Project Patriot Bike’s purpose is to reach out to groups, communities and individuals in an educational format. Through the visual aspect of the bikes, PPB will raise public awareness of each branch of the military. The PPB exhibits will instill a renewed level of patriotism. The display of this art media will function as an Outreach program to provide a forum of discussion for people to express their pride in the military and country. Educational information will be available at the exhibits and on the web site detailing aspects of the history of our military and how it has shaped our country. Secondly, the overall exhibit is a Memorial to those who sacrificed their lives in the defense of our country and a Tribute to all who have served or are serving in the military.
What better way to show our gratitude to those that have served our country than to use an icon of freedom. The motorcycle, since its inception, has always been viewed as representing a free spirit. It doesn’t matter if you have ridden a motorcycle or not. The motorcycle is symbolic with the freedom to travel, to see the country in a different light. The freedom of the open road, with the wind in your face and constant changing fragrances of mother nature. Project Patriot Bikes chose this canvas as the foundation of its memorial to our Veterans, past, present and future.
Presently, we have 2 bikes completed. One titled “Old Glory” and the other “The Eagle”. It is the goal of PPB to add 4 more to the fleet: one each representing the 4 branches of the US military: Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines (with possible addition of Coast Guard).
Old Glory has been used in a variety of events. The bike has participated in funeral escorts for deceased veterans; it has been exhibited in memorial events and been shown in numerous activities. In competition, Old Glory has won 5 of its 7 shows and placed in a 6th show. This beautiful piece of moving art, has been highlighted in 3 magazines and 2 newspapers. The public response has far exceeded anything the builder ever envisioned.
The fleet of bikes, starting with Old Glory and The Eagle, will be offered to businesses, city events, memorials, parades, bike rallies and other public activities. The purpose is to heighten awareness, in a respectful manner of all that served in our military.
Participation in all events is part of a Veteran Appreciation Program. We rely solely on the generosity of others for support. Please make a contribution to our mission. All donations are 100% Tax Deductible