By Jean Pocha
of the Pathfinder 

Valor Ride brings up veterans' issues


November 16, 2023


Curtis Friede on the road.

"The Valor Ride was a heck of a trip that I'll never forget," Curtis Friede of Kurt's Polaris said. "I learned that many veterans deal with complications from war every day. Not everyone's world is a fun, happy or safe place."

Friede and other veterans completed the 5,337 mile Valor Side-By-Side Ride 2023 on schedule Oct. 10, taking 22 days to ride from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to El Paso on the Texas-Mexican border. The 22-day trip was designed to increase awareness of veterans and their needs. The ride signifies that a veteran commits suicide every 22 minutes.

Through the ride Friede said he h...

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