May 23rd, 2017

Warrior Ride – Injured Veterans Snowmobile Ride Event

“The statistics are pretty scary. You’ve got 22 veterans a day taking their own lives…”

Warrior Ride is an annual snowmobile event that aims to help injured veterans in their transition back into society through the joy and camaraderie of snowmobiling.


Warrior Ride

Military veterans who are injured in action can have an especially difficult time integrating back into society after their duty. For paraplegic snowmobile athlete Paul Thacker, this fact hits close to home. Together with the help of Monster Energy and Polaris Snowmobiles, Thacker and event organizer, Neal Kuhn, have succeeded in helping injured veterans come together and sample their passion for snowmobiling in the fourth annual “Warrior Ride”.



Polaris Ind. Press Release – May 20, 2017

Paul Thacker and Monster Energy teamed up for the 4th annual Warrior Ride, bringing wounded heroes together to experience healing through riding.

Check out the video and share it with the hashtag #MilitaryAppreciation to honor heroes during Military Appreciation Month.

And from all of us at Polaris, thank you to all of our brave service men and women for all that you do!



“This is more than just a snowmobile ride – it is getting together…similar people that have been in similar situations, allowing them to bond with each other to the point where, at the end of the day, we’re like family.”
– Paul Thacker

“That’s the great thing about this – it helps guys to move on, to see other men that have been through similar circumstances, and look at them and say, ‘You know, if he can do it, maybe I can do it too.’ ”
– Layne Morris, Army Veteran

“It has been extremely rewarding…to see how much fun we’re creating in an opportunity for them to continue to heal and progress.”
– Neal Kuhn, Event Organizer