PRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona — It was a big day on Sunday, September 25th for an Arizona veteran who is 101 years old. He was taken on a special ride in Prescott Valley.
It was called “One Last Ride” and for Ray Weser — it was a ride of a lifetime.
“I’ll be 102 in December,” Weser said.
Weser said he fell in love with Harley-Davidson motorcycles as a young teenager when he was working on a Harley.
“Harley dripping oil, smoke coming out of everywhere and I fell in love with motorcycles right there!” Weser said.
And since then, he never wanted to stop riding. He worked for Harley-Davidson for 24 years.
On Sunday, members of the VFW, with the help of the Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson rallied around Weser to give him one last wish with “One Last Ride.”
“It was just a natural for us to come out and put him on a back of a new Tri Glide and take him for a ride,” said Logan Roberts, the general manager of the Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson dealership.
“He’s a life-long Harley person that really just lives in that moment and so this is an amazing thing,” said Weser’s granddaughter Jennifer Miller.
She said this ride helps bring his life full circle, and he couldn’t be any happier.
“This is an amazing thing. I’m pretty sure he thinks he’s died and gone to heaven already,” Miller said.
There were about 50 riders that joined Weser for the ride.