October 5, Chad Gauthier, Crossbridge Compliance Rail Services Operation Manager, participated in an event dubbed Bring it Home 2019. 3497 Harley Riders from across the country rode their bikes through a 3.5 mile parade in Paris Texas which set a new Guinness World Record for continuous Harley-Davidson motorcycles in a parade. Hellas Motorcycle Club of Patras, Greece had held the record with 2404 Harley-Davidsons making a 2.8 mile trip. That record was set on May 22, 2010.
Paris Harley-Davidson and philanthropist Adam Sandoval organized the parade to raise money for Motorcycle Missions, a nonprofit that helps veterans and first responders with PTSD. The hopes of Motorcycle Missions is to encourage participants by instilling a life long passion for riding and building motorcycles. They want to help them enjoy a happy, healthy, and balanced lifestyle after trauma. The $15 per bike registration fee was donated entirely to the nonprofit, with over 3,400 pre-registrations.
Gauthier said he sat in line for two hours before he could even enter the parade. He said there was just a sea of motorcycles roughly 30 wide. “It was just a really neat thing to be apart of and enjoy.” Said Gathier. Do view a clip of Bring it Home 2019, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccBwvZlpFUc&t=69s.