Combat Veteran Kirstie Ennis Awarded Motorcycle

Women in the Wind chapter helps veteran hero ride again

When our brave men and women in the military return home from combat missions, many carry with them physical and mental scars and disabilities. Such injuries can prevent them from pursuing activities they once enjoyed, such as motorcycling.

Combat Hero Bike Build (CHBB), a 501(c)3 organization, exists to help return to our wounded heroes the freedoms they once enjoyed on two wheels. They transform donated or purchased motorcycles into vehicles specifically adapted for a unique veteran’s physical challenges.

In June 2023, CHBB awarded a modified motorcycle to Kirstie Ennis, a a retired U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and Colorado resident who was injured in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan in 2012 and lost her left leg.

As part of our mission to support women in motorcycling, Women in the Wind Rocky Mountain Chapter made a sizable financial donation to Kirstie’s bike project. Some of our members escorted Kirstie on a poker run to receive her bike award, which was a moving and inspirational (and rainy! lol) experience.

Photos provided by Luminous Imaging Solutions