15-day ride will raise money to grant A Warrior’s Wishes for wounded veterans

Air Force veteran Michael Nehlsen (left) on his 2017 Riding For Warriors with Jeff Molesko (right).

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. (June 19, 2019) – The Fifth Annual Riding For Warriors 15-day motorcycle ride will kick-off June 25 in Bryce National Park, Utah benefiting Hope For The Warriors and its Warrior’s Wish program.

Celebrating 12 years of service, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit that assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.

Through one of its first established programs, Warrior’s Wish, Hope For The Warriors fulfills a desire for a better quality of life or supports a quest for gratifying endeavors for those who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

For the fifth year, the ride will be led by Air Force veteran and Hillsborough-based Michael Nehlsen and sponsored by Union, New Jersey-based Hillmann Consulting.

The 15-day journey will take him south through Utah, Arizona, Colorado, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and ending back home in New Jersey.

With a goal of $35,000, Nehlsen is raising funds to sponsor the Warrior’s Wish program.

Nehlsen shares why he tackles this cross country trek each year.

“It’s an absolute honor to be able to do this ride every year to help spread awareness about Hope For The Warriors and its Warrior’s Wish program,” said Nehlsen. “I’ve met so many great people along the way. Together, we’ve been able to raise funds to grant several wishes for deserving veterans, and being able to pay it forward in such a notable way is something that brings me great joy. It’s great to be a part of something so positive and uplifting.”

In four years, the proceeds from Riding For Warriors has sponsored 15 wishes through Warrior’s Wish totaling more than $120,000 providing wounded veterans with woodworking and farm equipment, family trips, a sawmill, a horse trailer, a bass boat, two road bicycles and more.

“We’re honored that Michael has chosen to embark on his fifth Riding For Warriors,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “As he crosses through each town and state, he shows his support for his fellow veterans, while he raises funds that provide life-changing wishes for deserving veterans through our Warrior’s Wish program.”

Key sponsors for Riding For Warriors include: Hillmann Consulting, LLC, Bill Nelson, PAR Environmental Corporation, ETS Contracting, Inc., Asbestos and Mold Services Corp., PAL Environmental Services and MG Engineering (MGE).

For more information on Riding For Warriors or to make a donation, visit https://www.classy.org/campaign/2019-riding-for-warriors/c225403.

For more information on Hope For The Warriors or its Warriors Wish program, visit hopeforthewarriors.orgFacebook or Twitter.


About Hope For The Warriors: 

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 23,200 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Warrior’s Wish, has granted 200 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 25,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.