There are some things that go together seamlessly—gin and tonic, nuts and bolts, smoke and fire. In this case, we’re talking motorcycles and heavy metal, or more specifically, Four Corners Motorcycle Rally and Avenged Sevenfold (A7X). These two juggernauts have partnered together to throw their weight behind a good cause—Building Homes for Heroes—with the “Ride Now and Rock On The Road” Sweepstakes.
Building Homes for Heroes is a nonprofit that builds or modifies homes to gift to injured U.S. veterans, mortgage-free. In the last thirteen years, with the help of volunteers, supporters, and generous corporations, Building Homes for Heroes has donated 225 homes to deserving vets. On average, that is one home every eleven days! Built to meet the needs of each veteran that was wounded in service to our country, these homes provide not only financial freedom to each family but help the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life.
The powerful story of each veteran who has received a home from Building Homes for Heroes is shared on the charity’s website buildinghomesforheroes.org.
Avenged Sevenfold (A7X) is a hard rock powerhouse that has been putting out bangers for over twenty years. With seven studio albums under their belt, numerous music awards and nominations, and several chart toppers, including two albums debuting at number one on the Billboard 200, A7X has carved out a place for themselves in the metal scene that will not be forgotten.
Their dark, gothic, often intricate album artwork and merchandise fits perfectly with the biker aesthetic, and if you look hard enough, you’ll find more than one promo photo of the band where lead singer M. Shadows is rocking a Harley-Davidson shirt sans sleeves.
You can hear more from Shadows about the “Ride Now and Rock On The Road” sweepstakes on avengedsevenfold.com.
To raise money for Building Homes for Heroes, Four Corners Motorcycle Rally and A7X have partnered to create the “Ride Now and Rock On The Road” Sweepstakes. Every donation made in $10, $25, $50, and $100 increments earns participants a certain number of entries into the sweepstakes for a chance at the hefty grand prize—a once and lifetime A7X concert experience plus a Harley-Davidson.
The grand prize winner will receive airfare and a hotel stay for two to attend an A7X concert in the future when shows come back. They will also get a backstage tour, a chance to watch a part of the show from the side of the stage, and as Shadows says, “we may even dedicate a song to you.” On top of that, the winner will receive a custom Harley-Davidson Street Glide from Durango Harley-Davidson or $20k in cash.
All the details of the contest as well as a sneak peek at the bike are on fourcornersmotorcyclerally.com.
Four Corners Motorcycle Rally is known as the “Best Riding Rally in America” because of its diverse riding terrain along the legendary Million Dollar Highway. The Rally takes place annually over Labor Day weekend in Durango, Colorado and features events, entertainment, and activities.
Managing partner of Four Corners Motorcycle Rally John M. Oakes says, “I’m honored to have the support of M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold with our efforts to raise money for Building Homes for Heroes. In the middle of the craziness of the past year with concerts being canceled this is an amazing experience to give everyone who joins us an opportunity to look forward to when concerts return.”
The Fine Print
The sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the continental US and DC, 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Entries close on March 28, 2021. One winner will be chosen at random to win the grand prize. Subject to official rules at fourcornersmotorcyclerally.com.