Frequently asked questions

Do you have to be a veteran to participate/Do you have to ride a Harley or cruiser motorcycle?

Ride to Zero is open to anyone and everyone! We welcome all makes and models of people and motorcycles, as a matter of fact, we don’t even care if people ride a motorcycle, we’re happy to have anyone who wants to help us meet the goal of ending veteran suicide.

What does registration get me?

Each paid registrant receives ride admission, tickets to our free raffles, free entry to the biker games, lunch from Sean's Smokehouse, and entry to the concert.

I don’t ride a motorcycle. How can I participate?

Join us for the registration festivities and concert, and feel free to follow the motorcycle procession on the route. For the safety of our riders, please make sure to drive behind the last riders, as well as the official Ride to Zero support truck. You can also purchase ride merchandise, make cash donations, and share our social media posts.

I pre-registered online, now what?

Bring your payment confirmation email from Paypal to the pre-registration table to retrieve your wristband, lunch coupon, and ride program. The confirmation email can be a paper copy or on your smartphone.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?

Ride to Zero will take place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the ride portion of the event may be cancelled for safety reasons. We will not issue refunds due to weather.

Are registrations transferable?

If you cannot attend, we will accommodate a transferred registration. Just provide the new attendee with a copy of your payment confirmation email, and we will update names and waivers at the pre-registration table.

Do you offer refunds?

The sole function of Ride to Zero is to raise funds and awareness for veteran suicide prevention. 100% of net proceeds are donated to the National Center for Veterans Studies. We consider your registration payment a charitable donation, and are grateful for your generous contribution. We are unable to provide refunds.

What happens at the registration event?

Activities will include prize giveaways, games, music, vendor booths, and merchandise sales. An opening ceremony will precede the ride--featuring a military color guard and the National Anthem performed on guitar by Dan Cord of American Hitmen.

I won a prize, but it doesn’t fit in my saddle bags. What do I do?

No worries! We will collect your contact information and will reach out after the ride to arrange pickup or delivery.

Is the event family friendly?

Absolutely. Don’t be fooled by the leather and tattoos--the biker community in Utah is very friendly, inclusive, and charitable. The post-ride concert is for 21+ only.

Are animals allowed?

While exciting to humans, the roar of hundreds of motorcycles is not for timid animals. If your pet can handle it, they’re welcome to join us for outdoor activities, so long as you clean up after them. For the safety of our riders, pets must be on a leash at all times.

Are there hotels nearby?

We are working to secure hotel deals in Salt Lake City near Barbary Coast Saloon. We will post updates here and on the Facebook event page.