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Senior Biker: Road Warrior

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La Grange, Kentucky

A life-size bronze statue of hometown hero and World War II marine veteran E. Bruce Heilman sits astride his Harley-Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle. The statue depicts the senior "Road Warrior" wearing a leather vest, heavy riding boots, and a do-rag bandanna instead of a helmet. He helped to design the statue by Wyatt Gragg, and planned to be at its dedication in May 2021, but died, age 93, in October 2019. Known as "Motorcycle Man," he had just finished a ride on his Harley from Kentucky to Richmond, then was diagnosed with bone cancer, and died about two weeks later.

Commemorative do-rags were handed out during the dedication ceremony.

Bruce's motorcycle has been set aside for preservation in a glass case at Kentucky's Campbellsville University.

Senior Biker: Road Warrior

Address:
106 N. 2nd Ave., La Grange, KY
Directions:
I-71 exit 22. Drive north on KY-53 into town. Cross the train tracks, then at the next intersection turn left onto KY-146. Drive one block. You'll see the statue on the left, on the southwest corner of KY-146 and N. 2nd Ave.
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