Gem State Roundup

Motorcycle ride, auction and barbeque to benefit POW families, Idaho veterans home

By: - April 13, 2022 4:00 am
American and POW flags

The 16th annual Sweet Home Ride/Auction and BBQ will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24. The ride begins in Caldwell and ends at the Triangle Restaurant in Sweet, Idaho. (Courtesy of Pixabay)

Idahoans are welcome to attend a motorcycle ride, auction, raffle and barbecue on April 24 that benefits the National League of POW/MIA Families and Boise’s Idaho State Veterans Home, according to a press release.

The 16th annual Sweet Home Ride/Auction and BBQ will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to meet at Cruisin’ Biker Wear, 418 Cleveland Blvd. in Caldwell, at 9 a.m. before the ride takes off at 10:30 a.m. to the Triangle Restaurant, 8770 State Highway 52 in Sweet, Idaho.

The ride, which is open to all types of vehicles, is sponsored by the Boise Valley POW/MIA Corp. The barbeque and auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event also features live music.

For information, go to  or visit the Boise Valley POW/MIA Corp’s Facebook page.

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.