Bikers hit road for military families

Posted at 9:34 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 00:38:47-04

A thousand motorcyclists hit the road today for the 7th Annual Idaho Patriot Thunder Ride.  The event raises money for military families through groups like the Idaho National Guard Family Support Fund, Operation Warm Heart and Phantom Fury.

Riders paid a fee to take part and that money goes towards military families. 

Riders took I-84 from High Desert Harley-Davidson in Meridian to Carl Miller Park in Mountain Home.

Participants we spoke with today say it’s their way of showing support for military members past and present.

"The great folks from the Guard, from Mountain Home Air Force Base and all our reservists, retirees and their families who have stood the watch, this is a way to say thank you for the tremendous job of giving us the freedoms that we so enjoy here in this country," said retired Air Force Colonel Bruce Wong.