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Big Nick's Ride for the Fallen   

Sunday - July 16, 2023

START:    Barnstable County Sheriff's Office     6000 Sheriffs Place     Bourne, MA 

REGISTRATION:  Begins:  7AM      Opening Ceremony Starts:   9AM     Kick Stands Up:  9:45AM PROMPTLY

DONATION:  Riders: $20          Passengers: $20

FINAL DESTINATION:    Sea Dog Brew Pub - White's Path Ave -  South Yarmouth, MA

Big Nick's Ride 2023 Planning Meetings


Old Village Store

Barnstable, MA

(Rte 149 and 61 Train Station)

June 5, 2023 (6:00PM)

June 26, 2023 (6:00PM)

Volunteers are Welcome

(Especially Newcomers!)

Each year Big Nick's Ride for the Fallen memorializes USMC Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos and honors all of our recent fallen heroes with ties to Cape Cod as well as all Veterans past, present, and future who serve our great country. Nick is one of 16 "Fallen American Warriors" from Cape Cod who made the ultimate sacrifice in America's longest war. Big Nick's Ride for the Fallen will celebrate its 14th anniversary in 2023. We would like to extend a special thanks to all our sponsors in particular Shepley Wood Products for their generous support which continues to make this one of Cape Cod's most exciting and memorable events.  And also a special thanks to Sea Dog Restaurant  for providing our post-ride food and entertainment for our 2022 BNR Ride. 
You too can be a part of Cape Cod's largest motorcycle ride. Please support our brave troops and their families every year as a rider, sponsor and/or patriotic citizen lining the ride route with American Flags and homemade signs.

Don't worry about me Mom... I'm living the dream. 

Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos

Big Nick’s Ride for the Fallen 2023

The Big Nick’s Ride family invites you to join us for Big Nick's Ride 2023.  The BNR Family includes not only the Riders but an expansive network of supporters throughout the Cape and beyond including: Nick’s very own family; the families of Cape Cod’s Fallen 16; the BNR organizers and support teams who are all volunteers; our wonderful BNR sponsors; the police escorts and first responders who ensure our safety and the opportunity to display our patriotism and ride below those amazing American flags; the homes who open their hearts and participate in the Patriotic Home Decorating Contest; the spiritual guidance, support and blessings from those of many faiths; and the staff at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office. Those of us who have the honor and privilege to be part of the development and implementation of this amazing experience  wish to thank all the members of this wonderful BNR family for their continued support and understanding during these challenging times. You all help us to once again honor and celebrate the lives of these Cape Cod American Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend our nation and guard our freedom.


And one very special note....what makes this ride so meaningful and raises the spirits of all the riders are the hundreds upon hundreds of members of the Cape Cod Community who line the streets and roads along the route. It is to all of you from all of us at Big Nick’s Ride that we extend the deepest and most profound THANK YOU from the bottom of our collective hearts and souls for your continued support.

The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Fund is a fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. 

© 2019    Proudly created by  Jim Matthews  to honor all our Fallen Heroes 

Faith, Family, Flag and Friends                                           

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