ALR Hell to Paradise PTSD Awareness Ride

Date of the event: July 26, 2024


Sign up here to confirm your spot on the inaugural Hell to Paradise PTSD Awareness Ride to be held on the 26th and 28th of July, 2024. All riders are welcome – motorcycle or otherwise! The cost is only $35 per rider, and $20 per passenger – payable via Venmo link below or send a check – details below. This will be the first (of hopefully many more) annual rides to raise awareness and funds and to provide much needed support for veterans with PTSD and their families.


The 2-day ride will start in Hell (near Pinckney) and end in Paradise (on beautiful Whitefish Bay in the UP). Proceeds will benefit local charitable organizations doing amazing work on behalf of our service men and women. Mission Six Service Dogs, Bikes & Battle Buddies, and Zero Duck Thirty are the primary beneficiaries of the ride. We’ll also be supporting Wilwin Lodge, a sanctuary for rest and recuperation for disabled combat Veterans in Custer, by collecting non-perishable donations. Also, their big wish is a golf cart, so if anyone has connections in that regard, let us know!


Help us make a significant and positive impact in the lives of those who have given so much for us all. After registering, make sure you bookmark our Facebook page and website and visit often for updates about the ride, merchandise, our charities, and other associated events to support the cause.


Let’s ride together next summer so no soldier fights alone!





Please include name of rider(s) and/or passenger(s) and mail check to:

American Legion Post 248
Attn: ALR Hell to Paradise
PO Box 322
Laingsburg Mi 48848
Please make checks payable to: ALR Hell to Paradise Ride
See Venmo Link below the sign up form to pay online.


*Please note that all payments, as charitable donations, are non-refundable. The charities very much appreciate your support.



Detailed below are the details of hotels for which we have negotiated for blocks of rooms/campgrounds. At this time, hotels are asking that you call to make your reservation and let them know you are with the ALR Hell to Paradise Ride.

If you decide to stay at one of these, please make your reservation as soon as possible to take advantage of the group discount. We will continue to add more accommodations as needed.


Baymont Inn

510 S Wisconsin Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735

Phone: (989) 217-6033

Google Maps Link:


Hampton Inn – Brighton

8068 Challis Rd, Brighton, MI 48116

Phone: (810) 225-8363

Google Maps Link:


Homewood Suites

8060 Challis Rd, Brighton, MI 48116

Phone: (810) 225-0200

Google Maps Link:



Hampton Inn – Howell

3900 Grand Oaks Dr, Howell, MI 48843

Phone: (517) 540-1800

Google Maps Link:


Kewadin Casino

2186 Shunk Rd, Sault Ste, Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (800) 539-2346

Google Maps Link:


Quality Inn

137 West St, Gaylord, MI 49735

Phone: (989) 732-7541

Google Maps Link:



Grab these documents!



Please Support the Ride’s Charitable Partners

Event photo