Public Engagements scheduled with various Government and non-governmental organizations and the Patriot Honor Ride do not represent any official endorsement of Folds of Honor and/or the Patriot Honor Ride. The public events are an opportunity to show support of the fallen and their families and are not intended to serve as a venue to fund raise. The Patriot Honor Ride is not an organization. It is simply the name given to a personal mission organized by retired USAF Col Gary West, to honor families of fallen and disabled service men and women. His 2500 mile solo bicycle ride serves to provide opportunity for the public to remember the cost of freedom and to honor the lives and families who had paid the brutal price of war. Any donations provided over the course of this ride are directed to Folds of Honor, who provide educational scholarships to children and spouses of our fallen and disabled warriors. Folds of Honor has endorsed the Patriot Honor Ride but is not an official Folds of Honor planned activity. Folds of Honor is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is listed in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign