Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Ride
Saturday, June 25 – Riding from West Gate to East Gate, beginning at approximately 10:30 AM
On Saturday morning, June 25, an estimated 500 members of the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will ride down DeSoto Blvd. from our West Gate to East Gate. Hot Springs Village members and sponsored guests are invited to see this club of current and retired military personnel, law enforcement officers, and emergency services personnel ride their big machines through our Village.
To allow these motorcycle riders uninterrupted travel through the Village, we encourage everyone to avoid driving or crossing DeSoto Blvd. between 10:15 and 11:30 AM Saturday, June 25. Please plan to avoid DeSoto during this time, or better yet, find a place along DeSoto to watch the riders!
We recommend the following POA locations for watching the ride:
- DeSoto Club: 102 Clubhouse Drive at the west end of Hot Springs Village.
- DeSoto Outdoor Pool and Recreation Area: 205 and 209 DeSoto Blvd.
- POA Administration Building: 895 DeSoto Blvd.
- Grove Park and East Parking Lot of Ponce de Leon Center: 1101 and 1105 DeSoto Blvd. Please allow parking space near the Veterans Memorial for our military and first-responder guests to attend the event described below.
Please do not park at churches or private businesses without permission from the property owners or tenants.
Special Event for Military, Police, Fire and First Responders
Saturday, June 25
10:00 AM-12:00 Noon (During the Defenders Motorcycle Club Ride)
Veterans Memorial at Ponce de Leon Center, 1101 DeSoto Blvd.
All current and retired military, police, fire and first-responder personnel are invited to a special gathering during the Defenders Motorcycle Club ride. Come join us at the Veterans Memorial at 10AM on Saturday, June 25. We will have food and fellowship, so bring your chairs, family, your best stories and wear your favorite hat or shirt to represent your branch of service. This gathering is hosted by volunteers who care about our heroes in our community.
Come be part of recognition and support to our heroes of our Nation and our Community.