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First run deemed a success for Veterans Motorycle Ride

Showing off their affiliations are Marcus and Marcellus Bowden, Carter Post Commander Mary-dith Tuitt, Tyrone of the Red Knights, and Theresa Haymon of the Noble Ryderz.

By Seth Daniel, News Editor
August 25, 2022

Motorcyclists took to the streets of Mattapan and Dorchester on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14, for the 1st annual Boston Veterans Motorcycle Ride to benefit the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center’s Veterans Outreach Center. The Ride was sponsored by the William Carter American Legion Post #16 on Blue Hill Avenue, as well as by numerous other contributors and sponsors – including state Reps. Chynah Tyler and Liz Miranda and Boston Veterans Commissioner Robert Santiago.

Director Mary-dith Tuitt, the commander of the Carter Post who organized the Ride, said the turnout was excellent and that all involved were happy with the first effort and ready to continue the tradition.

Riders from all over Boston and New England participated to help returning veterans in need, with many citing the mission statement of the Ride, “Not Every Illness Can Be Seen.”

The route began at the Carter Post on Blue Hill Avenue and traveled along River Street, Dorchester Avenue, Talbot Avenue, and ended at Harambee Park in Franklin Field. A cookout and veterans info tables greeted the riders at the finish line.

Representatives from several motorcycle clubs joined Organizer Mary-dith Tuitt at Harambee Park in Franklin Field at the conclusion of the 1st annual Ride
Carter Post Commander Mary-dith Tuitt with Quincy City Councillor Nina Liang and Fitzgerald Allen.
Carter Post Commander Mary-dith Tuitt with Bob Erbetta, the Northeast coordinator of the Navy’s Drug Free program, and Conrad McKinney, a 30-year Army veteran and member of the Essex County Sherriff’s Dept.
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Ray Ferreira