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Big Nick's Ride for the Fallen  -  July 19, 2020

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

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

Riders: $20          Passengers: $20

FINAL DESTINATION:    Ride through Dennis-Yarmouth High School

About the Ride

July 20, 2024

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

Registration Begins: 7AM

Opening Ceremony Starts:  9AM

Kick Stands Up:  10AM SHARP!

Riders: $20          Passengers: $20

Ride wristbands ($20 Each: Riders and Passengers)  are available at the gate the day of the ride or you can beat the line and purchase will soon be available at the following locations:

Cycle Services, Hyannis, MA    ---    Baskins ACE Hardware, Dennis, MA

Please wear your Ride Wristband on your LEFT HAND when arriving at the Ride. Riders with Wristbands should stay in the left lane when entering the grounds. 

When purchasing your Wristband at the gate, please have your $20 ready in a convenient location to provide all riders with a safe, efficient  and smooth process.

Guidelines for the ride  are based on the recommendations of public health experts and the legislative policy in place at the time of the ride.   We hope and pray that all the riders and supporters of Big Nick’s Ride For the Fallen 2024 remain safe and healthy in these challenging times. 

Ride

We want to express our appreciation for the support of the hundreds upon hundreds of Cape Codders and visitors who line the BNR route waving flags and shouting cheers for the riders each year. The route takes riders across the Cape through many scenic vistas and historical locations. BNR 2024 "Kick Stands Up" is 10:00AM at the Barnstable County Sheriff's Complex near the the Massachusetts National Cemetery and will continue along Route 6A though Bourne providing riders with an enjoyable view of the Cape Cod Canal. Then, as they thunder along Route 6A, they will soak in the pleasures of the seaside views and enjoy the camaraderie of the people of Sandwich, Barnstable, and other Cape towns. Riders will enter Yarmouth on Route 6A continuing on Route 6A then turning onto Setucket Road followed by a short ride onto North Dennis Road. After merging onto No. Main Street the ride turns right onto Regional Avenue and then right onto Station Avenue. Riders will then ride through a very special memorial at Dennis Yarmouth High School in Yarmouth. The ride will end at Sea Dog Brew Pub where hotdogs and hamburgers will be served to riders along with live entertainment.Please keep this annual event in mind as you plan your summer travel. It usually takes place on the third Sunday of July.  

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Our Cape Cod Fallen 16 
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US Army Staff Sergeant
Alicia Birchett
Mashpee
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US Army Private First Class
Paul Conlon
Mashpee
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US Navy Captain
Gerald DeConto
Sandwich
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US Army Sergeant
Alexander  Fuller
Barnstable
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US Army Sergeant
Matthew Gallagher
Falmouth
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US Navy Seal
Kevin Houston
Barnstable
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US Marine Captain
Eric Jones
Mashpee
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US Marine Private First Class
Becket Kiernan
Falmouth
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US Marine Private First Class
Daniel A.C. McGuire
Mashpee
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US Army Sergeant
Matthew A. Pucino
Bourne
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US Army Staff Sergeant
Stephen Sprague
Yarmouth
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US Army Private First Class
Clinton Springer II
Bourne
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US Army Sergeant
Zachary Tellier
Falmouth
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US Army Sergeant
Mark Vecchione
Eastham
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US Navy Commander Francis Williams
Sandwich
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US Marine Corporal
Nicholas G. Xiarhos
Yarmouth 
FAMILY

The Big Nick's Ride Family

As the calendar turns once more and the Summer approaches each year, we reflect on the path we’ve traveled and look boldly ahead. Our hearts have carried heavy burdens, yet we are grateful to have found kindred spirits in the midst honoring our fallen sons and daughters of America. Together we have found strength and shared hope as we continue to reach toward the future with pride and purpose. In the coming years, all of us in the Big Nick's Ride Family look forward to riding with and/or socializing with you — sharing smiles, offering comfort and providing a home for your patriotic hearts. We love our Country and the men and women who defend it.
 
Big Nick's Ride for the Cape Cod Fallen could not take place without the countless hours of work by many, many dedicated volunteers... too numerous to list. And, yes, BNR is planned and implemented by VOLUNTEERS. Nobody receives a salary. Approximately 99% of the funds raised by BNR are are distributed to needy organizations with funding managed by the Cape Cod Foundation.
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Just some of the Big Nick's Ride Family at a Planning Meeting. 

CHIEF

Words from the Chief

 

Former Yarmouth Chief of Police Frank Frederickson often provided the citizenry with valuable public service announcements that not only informed but were often poetic, entertaining, insightful and moving. This was part of the 2017 PSA regarding Big Nick's Ride for the Cape Cod Fallen:

Tomorrow Cape Cod displays its honor and pride
As 1,000 motorcycles join together for Big Nick’s Ride.


It is sobering and sweet to see your flags along the route
They bring strong emotions, tears and respectful salutes.


We will not forget the 16 Cape warriors who sacrificed their lives
In order to protect us and allow us to thrive.


We thank you Matthew, Gerald , Clint, Alicia, Eric and, Zach
also Dan, Paul, Alex, Francis, Mark and Matt.


And of Course there is Nick who is our native son
Who’s’ spirit lives on as strong as the sun.


All gave some and some gave all,
All gave some and some gave all,


Please enjoy this very special event and thanks in advance for your support and cooperation. Many people take this opportunity to line the route of Big Nicks Ride to show honor and respect to Cape Codders and other Service men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. If you plan to show your support, please find a safe location along the route that will allow room for your flags, signs and chairs.

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The Big Nick’s Riders

 

On a hot Summer’s day, third week of July

You’re going to hear Thunder but not from the sky.

One thousand Bikers from all over the Nation

Have come to Cape Cod for a big Celebration.

A tall young Marine 13 years ago died

He left behind Family and Friends who still cry.

The Big Nick’s Riders, they put on the Run

In the name of a Hero whose job is not done.

We ride for Big Nick and the others that fell

We ride for the Soldiers who come Home as well.

We ride for the Good and those most in need

We’re American Patriots “Living the Dream.”

So stand by the rode with a flag in your hand

And wave on the Riders who served this Great Land.

But when the sun sets and day turns to night

Remember the reason fo the Big Nick’s Ride

Nicholas George Xiarhos………….He answered the Call

Though all gave some……….. Big Nick gave all.

 

By: Laurie Jean Ellis 7/10/19

The Nicholas G. Xiarhos Memorial Fund is a 501C3 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

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