U’s National Center for Veteran Studies assists with Ride to Zero on Aug. 29

The Combat Veteran’s Motorcycle Association’s first annual Ride to Zero supports the U’s National Center for Veteran Studies and its work to prevent suicide among veterans. The center is a national leader in the development and implementation of methods for detecting and reaching out to at-risk military personnel and veterans. The event includes family activities, a ride to veteran memorials in the Salt Lake Valley and a concert (for those 21 and older) at the Royal Bar featuring the American Hitmen. Auction and raffle prizes include a guitar from the band Royal Bliss and U.S. flags flown by members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association over fire bases in Afghanistan. All proceeds will be donated to support the National Center for Veterans Studies. The $30 per-person donation covers lunch at the park and the evening concert.

Riverton City Centennial Park, 12880 S. 2700 West, Riverton, all day

Registration, food and family activities 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Kick stands up 1 p.m. | Live music at The Royal 5 p.m. (21 years and older only)