Aarons Freedom Ride to Honor 9/11/ProGold Tour

Freedom Ride Finish


WOW! As I try and reflect back on this journey, I think of the 343 firefighters that have lost their lives, plus the countless civilians and military personnel over the years as well. It is an honor for ProGold to be part of this and many other events such as the Wounded Warrior rides, Veteran’s Day ride, and the countless other events and rides with ProGold Extreme and ProLink. The Freedom Ride covered over 1200 miles in 15 Days on two wheels for one cause with NO broken chains or creaks thanks to the ProGold Extreme Lube. What a great day it was when the Aarons Freedom Ride team got to meet up with the 343 Ride of 36 Firefighters out of NY for 343 miles to PA, Washington, DC and NY. It was an awesome meeting of the two groups. Yes, ProGold stepped up to the plate and took care of each of the 343 riders’ needs with ProLink.

Each and every night, the Freedom Ride support crew was there for us…making sure we were eating well, getting our clothes washed, giving massages, washing and tuning up our bikes, making arrangements for the next day, and countless other support (i.e. supplying me with choc milk). Thanks goes out to the incredible support from these folks as well.

Every morning as we got ready to depart on sparkling bikes washed with ProGold Bike Wash, it was an honor to put on the Aarons Freedom Ride kit and get in front of the camera and ride for a greater purpose. Thank you, Aarons! Please remember those that are no longer with us either by bike accident, by the events of 9-11, or the wars around the globe as we ride as one nation to honor those that have fallen.



Bruce Dickman

Freedom Ride

WOW! ProGold Extreme has been over 700 miles of the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. There were only a couple of flats, a rear derailleur issue, a problem with a bottom bracket, and some minor scrapes for the 12 brave Freedom Riders. The ProGold Extreme has been tested and passed each and every 80-100mile day thrown its way over the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. What a great job to all of the riders that are representing this great country. Every night, the ProGold Degreaser/BikeWash is being used on all bikes to take the grime off and then the bikes are tuned up, thanks to the best mechanic in the world, Alan Grove. OH YEAH!!

Well, as the ProGold Tour/Freedom Ride rolls into Washington, D.C. this week and then up to New York City for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, you can get in on the photo contest if you’re lucky. Just visit www.Progoldmfr.com for all of the details. Congratulations again to all of the riders and support folks making this historic event possible. http://www.freedomride2011.com


Talking about all Things ProGold & Freedom Ride 2011

Bruce Dickman