Bowling ride set for April 29

The annual memorial motorcycle ride to remember fallen Marine Jonathan Williams Bowling will be held on Saturday, April 29.

The event begins at 10 a.m. at Patrick County High School (215 Cougar Lane) in Stuart, and features live music, food, and door prizes. The ride begins at noon. Registration is $15 per vehicle, and each entrant has a chance to win prizes. Trophies are given for the farthest traveled bike.

All proceeds benefit the Cpl. Jonathan W. Bowling Memorial Scholarship at Patrick Henry Community College, which was established in his honor.  Each year, the memorial fund provides money for two Patrick County students to attend PHCC. Students with a desire to enter into public service are given priority.

Bowling dedicated his life to serving others, as a police officer, firefighter, elder at his church, and a corporal in the United States Marines. In 2005 during deployment in Iraq, he gave the ultimate sacrifice.  Because Bowling was also an avid biker, the Chapter 11 Red Knights Motorcycle Club formed an annual bike ride to preserve his memory.

To learn more about the ride, the scholarship, or Bowling’s life visit


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