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Chain
09-16-2014, 09:20 AM
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Treks-Trek-2000-Miles-for-the-Brian-Terry-Foundation/1463907210527621

Erik Utrecht or "Trek" as he tells us to call him. We know this guy, and he is a stand up guy!

Even if you donate .1 cents a mile!!! Show your support, and tell them your from 2WM!!!


A 2000 mile journey across the country via bicycle to raise awareness and support for the Brian Terry Foundation

Contact Info: Brandon@Monderno.com
Description
In 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered while on duty by a weapon obtained through the flawed BATFE/DOJ OPERATION: FAST AND FURIOUS "Gun Walking" program where weapons were procured by foreign criminal entities through the assistance of the US Government.

To this day, not a single member of the US government has been held accountable for this grievous operational failure and more importantly, the death of Agent Brian Terry.

The Brian Terry Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that the information surrounding OPERATION: FAST AND FURIOUS is forthcoming as well as providing support for US Border Patrol members across the country. The foundation also serves to keep Brian's legacy alive and supports up-and-coming Law Enforcement Officers with annual scholarships.

A non-profit charity, the Brian Terry Foundation has the ability to continue its many missions through the support of donations from the public. This ride is to raise awareness of the foundation and to gather support and donations to ensure more years of the valuable assistance it provides.

About the rider:

Erik “Trek” Utrecht hails from Kalamazoo, MI where he grew up and graduated from Loy Norrix High School. Aspiring to have a career in Law Enforcement, Trek joined the United States Air Force in 2001 as a Military Police Officer and was stationed in Aviano, Italy as a Patrolman and Nuclear Security Team Leader. After two deployments to the Middle East in support of OPERATIONS: ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM, Trek was selected as a Professional Military Educator at Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD where he trained over 600 non-commissioned officer candidates as a college accredited instructor. After nearly a decade of military service, Erik has returned back to Michigan where he founded Blue Cell Protective Services as a Professional Investigator and is the Co-Owner of the Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute where he continues to teach.

A veteran of ‘interesting’ physical events, Trek has completed a Marathon, Half Marathon, two multi-discipline Adventure Races, two Tough Mudder events and a score of other small events to include carrying the POW/MIA flag 17 miles to raise funds for the Patriot Guard Riders of Ohio (http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20120414/men-walk-from-north-ridgeville-to-south-amherst-for-charity-with-video (http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.morningjournal.com%2Fgene ral-news%2F20120414%2Fmen-walk-from-north-ridgeville-to-south-amherst-for-charity-with-video&h=iAQGn_kSF&s=1))

All of the above events pale in comparison to the ride he is about to embark on, as he departs from Flat Rock, MI to arrive in Bisbee, AZ 2,000 miles and 25 days later...

To make a donation directly to the Brian Terry Foundation, please click here:
https://secure.piryx.com/donate/S811v73k/Brian-Terry-Foundation/treks_trek

Gas Man
09-17-2014, 07:37 AM
We do know him?

Chain
09-18-2014, 06:49 AM
We do know him?

Sorry, "we" as in me and the wife... he's a Veteran, owns a PI, and part owner of MDFI (Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute), the wife and I have taken classes from him.

Good guy.

Brian Terry, if you don't know the story here it is.

http://honorbrianterry.com/

Gas Man
09-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Awesome sauce!