NOTE: Ride organizers have announced that they are taking a break from the Ride in 2019 to focus its efforts on serving the needs of wounded warriors. However, they indicate the event will be back in 2020.
Ride to the Flags began in 2008, accompanying the Wave of Flags 9/11 Memorial at Pepperdine University. Although not officially associated with the collegiate memorial - the ride does end at the memorial for a short service. Ride to the Flags is an all volunteer, charity ride with 100% of the riders' donations going to charity.
This year's ride will be on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Last year's event went from Naval Base Ventura County, Pt. Mugu and finishing at Malibu Bluffs Park, adjacent to Pepperdine University's annual 9/11 memorial at Alumni Park. Check-in from 8:30am to 10am. Event starts at 10 am with a memorial ceremony, followed by the ride at 10:30am down PCH and a rally at Bluffs Park. Registration and additional details at www.ridetotheflags.com.
Note: Video footage above is from the 2013 Ride to the Flags, which went through Newbury Park. The actual route has changed several times.