Published July 10, 2016
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.
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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
292 miles to Rupert, Idaho
3-Rupert, Idaho – Thursday Night, July 14
BASE CAMP: Lake Wolcott****East Minidoka Dam Road, Rupert, ID, 83350
RATES (PELTIER RIDE DISCOUNT): $10-$15 tent/$20 RV
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)
RATES (PELTIER RIDE DISCOUNT): $12 tent/$34 RV
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
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
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)
RATES (PELTIER JUSTICE RIDE DISCOUNT): $10 per tent/$27 RV’S
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)
RATES (PELTIER JUSTICE RIDE DISCOUNT): $8 for 2 tents
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
288 miles to Grantsville, Maryland
10-Grantsville, Maryland – Friday Night, July 22
BASE CAMP: NEW GERMANY STATE PARK****349 HEADQUARTERS LANE GRANTSVILLE, MD 21536
1-888-432-2267 (Call for reservations)
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)