Special Announcement: Flag Replacements for First Responders Appreciation Overpass

It is with a heavy heart that we report the destruction of the flags placed on Massachusetts  only bridge dedicated to First Responders located on Cape Cod. Donations for flag replacements and potential added security can be sent to Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Fund. If you have any information regarding this senseless destruction which is a felony, please contact the Barnstable Police.


Big Nick's Ride for the Fallen  -  July 18, 2021



Each year Big Nick's Ride for the Cap Cod 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 Cape Cod Fallen celebrated its TENTH anniversary in 2019 and has embarked on a new decade honoring America's heroes. 


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 2020

Big Nick’s Ride for the Fallen 2020 is now a fond memory for all of us at the Big Nick’s Ride family... and it is a huge family 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 ensured our safety and the opportunity to display our patriotism and ride below those amazing American flags; the homes who opened their hearts and participated in the Patriotic Home Decorating Contest; the spiritual guidance, support and blessings from those of many faiths; staff at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office; and of course the RIDERS. Those of us who have had the honor and privilege to be part of the development and implementation of this year’s ride wish to thank all the members of this wonderful BNR family for their support and understanding during these challenging times. You have all helped 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.


Mass Fallen Heroes 

All of the Big Nick’s Ride for the Fallen community wish to extend a very special thanks to the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes for their continued support of Big Nick’s Ride. Their participation in the ride as well as their financial support are critical components of what helps make Big Nick’s Ride the unique and valuable experience that it is for the riders, supporters and the Cape Cod community. From the very first Big Nick’s Ride, the support of the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes has helped fund veteran, first responder and community groups across the Cape.





Shepley Wood Products


The Xiarhos Gold Star Family and everyone at Big Nick’s Ride for the Cape Cod Fallen is proud to have Tony Shepley and everyone at Shepley Wood Products as our Exclusive 2020 Corporate Sponsor and partner.  We all love our great Nation and the men, women, and families that serve, defend, and sacrifice for it.  God bless and remember the Cape Cod Fallen 16.

Shepley supported Big Nick's Ride during these tough economic times, helping us to continue our mission of supporting veterans, their families, and others on Cape Cod. We ride to honor the brave men and women who have served and who have sacrificed all. Thank you for helping us have an amazing day. And, to the Team Shepley riders, Thank You for riding with us. 



Kaleidoscope Imprints


A huge shoutout to Kaleidoscope Imprints, Geoff Jumper and the whole staff at this great operation. Closed for months due to COVID. Got some dazed and confused bikers who are putting on some event and really really want some clothing to sell. All their suppliers are closed or delayed. AND . . . .they simply perform miracles to provide all kinds of great items for Big Nick's Ride.

Thank You for all the hard-work and effort put into getting us all this great stuff.


Motorcycle Units

To the Cape Cod Regional Motorcycle Unit, the Massachusetts State Police, the Barnstable County Sheriff's Officers, the Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, and Yarmouth Officers, Suffolk County, Norfolk Country, Plymouth Country and Winthrop- THANK YOU. Thank you for all you do every day and thank you for assisting us and ensuring everyone's safety while we honored our 16 Fallen Cape Cod service members.


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                                                     bbbjim@mac.cm