Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride 2016 in DC July 23-24

Peltier Ride

Published July 10, 2016

Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier has been in prison for 40 years

BANKS, OREGON— Peltier Justice for All, Inc. will begin the Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride 2016, an across country motorcycle ride, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from Banks, Oregon. The 3,000 mile freedom ride will arrive in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, July 23, 2016, to seek the release of Leonard Peltier.

Convicted of the killing of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in June 1975, many have argued, including former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Peltier was not given a fair trial. To many, Peltier is considered a prisoner of war and represents the struggle American Indians still face for justice in the United States.

The organizers of the freedom ride will have a rally at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.

This rally and freedom ride is being organized by Leonard’s oldest son, Chauncey Peltier.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride 2016 Agenda

1-Banks, Oregon – Tuesday Evening, July 12; Leave July 13

BASE CAMP:  Wild Rose Ranch, 50665 NW Stanley Rd, Banks, OR 97106

RATES:  $5.00 per vehicle

Kick starting the 1st annual Peltier Justice Ride and the Clemency For Leonard Mission With Ride Host Chauncey Peltier. Meals, music, and guest speakers will be happening!

329 Miles to Baker City, Oregon

2-Baker City, Oregon – Wednesday Night, July 13  

BASE CAMP:  Mtn View Holiday****Trav-L-Park, 2845 Hughes Ln Baker City, OR, 97814 541-523-4824 (Call for reservations)

RATES:  $13 per person bikes/$23 per couple car, tent/$34-$36 RV

WEBSITE:  https://www.campendium.com/mtn-view-holiday-trav-l-park

292 miles to Rupert, Idaho

3-Rupert, Idaho – Thursday Night, July 14 

BASE CAMP:  Lake Wolcott****East Minidoka Dam Road, Rupert, ID, 83350


WEBSITE:  http://www.reserveamerica.com/facilityDetails.do?contractCode=ID&parkId=315046

305 miles to Green River, Wyoming 

4-Green River, Wyoming – Friday Night, July 15 

BASE CAMP:  The Travel Camp****4626 4thSt, Green River, WY 82935

307-875-2630 (Call for reservations)


WEBSITE:  https://www.campendium.com/texs-travel-camp

397 miles to Strasburg, Colorado

5-Strasburg (East Denver), Colorado – Saturday Night, July 16 & Sunday, July 17 

BASE CAMP:  KOA Denver East****1312 Monroe Street, Strasburg, CO, 80136

RATES (PELTIER RIDE DISCOUNT):  $4 tent/$42 RV – 10% KOA/vet additional discount available

WEBSITE:  https://www.campendium.com/koa-campground-denver-east

SPECIAL EVENT DAY (2 night stay) – REFUEL FOR THE PEOPLE with Ride Host Chauncey Peltier.  Meals, music, and guest speakers all day Sunday before continuing with the 1st annual Peltier Justice Ride and the Clemency For Leonard mission.

300 miles to Ellis, Kansas

6-Ellis, Kansas – Monday Night, July 18 

BASE CAMP:  Cedar Bluff State Park****32001 HWY 147, Ellis, KS, 67637

RATES:  no camp fee/$5 per vehicle/$19 RV

WEBSITE:  http://www.reserveamerica.com/unifSearchResults.do

319 miles to Higginsville, Missouri

7-Higginsville, Missouri – Tuesday Night, July 19 

BASE CAMP:  Great Escape RV Park****19912 Old Highway 40, Higginsville, MO  64037

(660) 584-2649 (Call for reservations)


WEBSITE: http://www.greatescape-camping.com/

277 miles to Ramsey, Illinois

8-Ramsey, Illinois – Wednesday Night, July 20 

BASE CAMP:  Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area****PO Box 97 Ramsey Lake Road, Ramsey, IL, 62080

(618)423-2215 (Call for reservations)


WEBSITE: http://www.reserveamerica.com/facilityDetails.do?contractCode=IL&parkId=454361

300 miles to Springfield, Ohio

9-Springfield, Ohio – Thursday Night, July 21 

BASE CAMP:  JOHN BRYAN STATE PARK****1976 Buck Creek Lane, Springfield, OH, 45502

RATES: $4 per adult

WEBSITE:  http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/john-bryan-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=OH&parkId=960063

288 miles to Grantsville, Maryland

10-Grantsville, Maryland – Friday Night, July 22 


1-888-432-2267 (Call for reservations)

RATES:  $5.00

WEBSITE:  http://reservations.dnr.state.md.us/camping/new-germany-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=MD&parkId=380521

11-Washington, DC Rally – Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 with camping at Greenbelt, Maryland

12miles to Greenbelt, Maryland

BASE CAMP:  GREENBELT CAMPGROUND****6565 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD, 20770

(301)344-3944 (Call for reservations)

RATES:  $16 per night (6 people up to 3 tents)

WEBSITE:  http://www.reserveamerica.com/campgroundDetails.do


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