Vander Clute Ride

Howard E. Vander Clute Jr. Memorial Motorcycle Ride


Heroes on Wheels”

Final Stop: New Orleans, LA, July 2017

Welcome, riders one and all, to support our nation’s men and women in uniform and honor the memory of Howard E. Vander Clute, Jr. (Commander-in-Chief 1979-80, Adjutant General 1981-1995).  All net proceeds of the ride will be donated to VFW National Military Services to benefit those in uniform and their families.  The initial planning for the 2017 ride is being prepared and will be forwarded as soon as possible. 

Thank you to all who participated in your 2016 ride to Charlotte. You raised more than $47,000 for U.S. troops and their families through our Veterans & Military Support Programs.  

Download the 2016 Vander Clute Memorial Ride brochure, the rider entry form and the sponsorship forms below. If you are a rider, sign up and get as many sponsors as you can. 

2016 Vander Clute Memorial Ride Brochure (0 downloads)

2016 Vander Clute Memorial Ride, Rider Sign-Up Form (0 downloads)

2016 Vander Clute Memorial Ride, Sponsorship Form (0 downloads)


Plan your route and start finding your sponsors today.  Let’s show the rest of the VFW what those who ride can do for those in uniform and their families.

 MORE INFORMATION WILL BE SENT AS THE RIDE DEVELOPS; IN THE INTERIM, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS, E-MAIL Curt Watts (Oklahoma Dept POC at or 405 590-8577) or Lynn Rolf, Director of VFW Programs, or call 816-968-1116 is the National coordinator.  

2016 Vander Clute Ride Charlotte Facebook Page


2016 Howard E. Vander Clute Memorial Ride Department Participant

(Let us know if your Department is not listed & You are Attending)





North Carolina *

Gene Buck




Terry Fletcher




Don Harris








Curt Watts