Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®: Two Wheels for Warriors Project getting wounded veterans back on motorcycles.
Two disabled veterans just heard that they will be the lucky recipients of custom built motorcycles, completely outfitted to accommodate their disabilities. The Two Wheels for Warriors project enables disabled veterans to get back some of their freedom through motorcycling. Disabled veteran, Brad Vandenberg, came up with the idea after a conversation he had with Sergeant Justine Madore. Madore was injured in Afghanistan and has since undergone nine combat-related surgeries. One of the things that upset him the most was that he would never be able to ride his motorcycle again because of his disabilities. This got Vandenberg thinking and the Two Wheels for Warriors project was born.
“He was telling me about his injuries and how he wouldn’t be able to ride again,” Vandenberg recalls. “So I started kicking around the idea: how can I get a bike built for him?”
This year, Custom Iron Werks in Middleville, Michigan decided to help out and they have spent over 40 hours of free work building a $20,000 bike that is completely customized to fit the veterans’ disabilities and special needs. Digger’s Speed Shop in Kalamazoo is also building one.
“When you ride a bike, you’re free. You’re free of all the bad things. It’s a way to release. So for someone like Sergeant Madore, he needs this more than anybody.”
– Dan Lummis of Digger’s Speed Shop
If Vandenberg can keep this wonderful project going, then he hopes to be able to build custom bikes for disabled veterans annually. With enough sponsors, he will be able to bring a lot of joy and hope back to the men and women who have sacrificed everything for our country—and our freedom. Giving them back some of their freedom is the least we can do.
Two wheels for warriors was created Sgt Brad VandenBerg(ret). His intent is to promote awareness for disabled VETz and place them on a special outfitted motorcycle. You can help out by ‘Like’ing Two Wheels for Warriors on Facebook and If you’d like to contribute to the Two Wheels for Warriors bike build, make checks payable to “Men’s Auxiliary” and mail to VFW Post 1527, 1920 F. Kilgore Service Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49002. Donations are tax-deductible with TAX ID# E38-6091776. For more information, contact Bradley Vandenberg at 269-366-8676.
At Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®, we love everything about this project. Helping our disabled veterans regain their freedom through motorcycling is a wonderful idea and one that we hope catches on in cities throughout the United States. We understand motorcyclists because we ARE motorcyclists. If you or someone you love is injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®. We fight aggressively to ensure that you receive the compensation you need to fully recover. Call us today at 1-800-4-BIKERS to learn more about our law firm, our attorneys, our motorcycle accident lawyers, or BAM, our free roadside and legal assistance program. We Ride—We Care—We Win!