2019 Hooked on Healing Veterans Ride Details and Highlights

Thank you to all those that attended, participated, volunteered, and sponsored our 2019 Hooked on Healing Veterans Motorcycle Ride and made it a success!



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New Year, New Adventures

We’re changing things up in 2019! We’re adding even more value, fun, and scenic views to the annual “Hooked on Healing Veterans” ride. This exciting event will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Win a 2018 Harley-Davidson Road King in our Poker Run! - Photo does not represent actual motorcycle

The day will start at registration with a complimentary breakfast of pancakes, sausages and coffee. If your boots are a little dusty, visit our free boot shine station, courtesy of Brian of Black Sheep boot shine. Join your host Brad Perry for raffles and a live band throughout the day. That’s not all! There will also be complimentary lunch at Desert Wind H-D courtesy of the excellent Desert Wind staff. Lastly, guests will qualify to win a new 2018 Harley-Davidson Road King by entering our Poker Run (which is included in your Registration fee). Poker Run contest rules found here.


Rather than ride around the city on surface roads, we are going to treat everyone to a scenic country ride.

From Desert Wind, head east out the #60 and then south on Hwy #79 to the River Bottom Bar in Florence. The route is a breathtaking 45-minute ride. Then it’s just a 20-minute hop, skip, and jump over to the Galloping Goose Bar & Grill in Coolidge. From the Galloping Goose, we take AZ #87 north back to Desert Wind for free lunch and festivities. Expect lots of unforgettable scenery on this pleasant 55-minute ride.


We are honored to have Brad Perry as our MC for this years event

Brad Perry is not a stranger to the entertainment world. He was waking up people for over 20 years on morning television. Brad is currently the Executive Producer and Host of his own show ‘BRAD’s BIG ADVENTURES’…Read More


Check out the full day of entertainment we have planned!

  • Free breakfast and lunch!
  • Live music by the BreakAway Band!
  • Poker Run: Matching Hand wins a brand-new 2018 Harley-Davidson Road King!
  • Raffle Drawing to win a new Glock 9mm
  • Skills demonstration presented by Shrine Motorcycle
  • “Slow Ride” Competition with judging and prizes
  • Healing Vets “Show & Shine”—entry open to all riders
  • Silent Auction
  • Vendors and exhibitors offering prizes
  • Door prizes announced all afternoon until 5:00pm



Brad Perry as MC at the 2019 Hooked on Healing Veterans Ride

Brad Perry is not a stranger to the entertainment world. He was waking up people for over 20 years on morning television. Brad is currently the Executive Producer and Host of his own show ‘BRAD’s BIG ADVENTURES’

Brad’s on-screen career began shortly after attending Holy Cross Junior College at Norte Dame. He then relocated to Chicago where he studied stand up and trained at the famous Second City.

After working behind the scenes on several big productions, Brad had the opportunity to get in front of the camera on WGN’s Morning Show s the man-about-town, where he honed his on-camera humor and development his memorable broadcast personality. Brad’s stay in the “Windy City” was brief. In 1998, he was given an opportunity at KTVK Arizona’s Family Channel on “Good Morning Arizona” that he couldn’t refuse. After 9 years on the successful morning show he got the opportunity to wake up San Diego on KUSI’s “Good Morning San Diego” for over 7 years.

Brad being established in the community and his broadcast profession, he was one step ahead of the digital media platform which help in pursuing his passion of music and producing television.

Brad developed, produced and hosted a monthly web show called “Untapped Unplugged” which showcased up and coming acoustic artist.

In 2009 Brad took “Untapped Unplugged” to television by producing a special “Untapped Unplugged In Jamaica” a traveling show that mixed sightseeing with music.

Brad is inspired by his two beautiful children, his daughter is living in Chicago and following in her fathers stage footsteps with her own stand-up style and has become alumni of Second City’s writing program. His son is following in his dad’s on screen career as a actor/writer/director in Los Angeles.

Brad Perry’s drive is to inspire and guide others to take a chance and be the best they can.