Indiana RV company supports Tour of Duty Ride

A group of two dozen Australian and American cyclists are taking part in a coast-to-coast ride to honor the first responders and military personnel who risk their lives to serve their nations.

Thursday, they stopped by a well known manufacturer in Michiana to thank them for getting behind their cause.

The Tour of Duty, which is made up of military, firefighters and police officials from both countries, started their trek on August 12th in San Diego, and will finish in New York on September 10th.

And thanks to Jayco in Middlebury, they will have a comfortable place to relax during their 2600 mile ride.

The RV maker donated the use of two motor homes for the cyclists to use as support vehicles along their journey.

"It's almost like a mobile hotel that they can come in and sit in after they ride, that they can relax in,” said Paul Ritchie, Event Director for Tour Of Duty. “It's got cold drinks and is fully air conditioned and everything, and it provides a shelter."

The group has been raising money along the way to support the Wounded Warrior Project and the New York Police and Fire Widows and Children's Benefit Fund.

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