In Honor and Memory
Bufford "Kenny" VanSlyke
Died February 28, 2007
Fallujah, Iraq

2017 Warrior Ride

Kaiden VanSlyke
2017 Scholarship Recipient

September 15 - 17, 2017

This year is the Willis Foundation's 12th annual Warrior Ride with over 20 cyclists interested in the Ride. They will ride more than 200 miles in three days to raise funds for the 2017 Scholarship Recipient, Kaiden VanSlyke.  Kaiden is the son of PFC Bufford (“Kenny”) VanSlyke, United States Marine Corps. Kenny was killed in action on February 28, 2007, in Iraq when Kaiden was just an infant. Click here to read more about PFC VanSlyke and his son, Kaiden.

The Ride will commence on Friday, September 15, where the Riders will leave Kalamazoo and head to Grand Rapids. On the second day, the Riders will leave Grand Rapids and complete a Century Ride, a ride of at least 100 miles in 12 hours or less, finishing in Battle Creek. On the third day, Sunday, September 17th, the Riders will leave Battle Creek after a morning stop at the Fort Custer National Cemetery to pay their respects to Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis and conclude their journey at the Kalamazoo Country Club, where the 2017 Scholarship Reception will be held at 1:00.

When the Riders arrive, it promises to be an amazing and inspirational sight! They will be exhausted from the long ride, but will hold their heads high with pride for their country and the purpose of the whole Ride...the children!

Feeling motivated?

If you would like to participate as one of our legendary riders, please complete this 15-second registration form and we'll respond back to you with further information within two business days.

Reception Photos from 2016