JUNE 26, 2010
The Meet and Greet was located in Elmira, ON at the Foodland Parking Lot, which included Tom Mann with Biker TV, Sarah with Rogers TV, riders and friends. In the rain, the riders and support system showed their dedication for this cause. Standing around for 2 hours in the rain taking registration, participating in interviews and posing for photos before starting the day off showed true dedication. At noon, the crew started their engines and rode off into more rain. Riding through Elmira, and out via Hwy 86 we were slowed in construction just east of Listowel.
With a pit stop for gas in Listowel, we carried on to our next stop in Wingham. On this stretch of highway, things picked up, even the front end of one of the riders bikes picked up, and everyone found their groove.
Wingham was a coffee/food stop and more photo opportunities. On the bikes again and almost in Kincardine, the rest of ride was a great ride, no more rain, no mishaps, great riding from everyone, sharing, passing, having fun!!
Arriving in Kincardine around 4pm with a great bunch of positive riders ready for GRUB! Here we sat down and ordered drinks, food and had a presentation where doorprizes and certificates were handed out. Stoltz was awarded a certificate for donating a chase truck and trailer, which we didn't need this year. The GRIP girls (girls riding independently proud) were awarded a certificate for donating the doorprize for the person that raised the most pledges, which was David White from Kincardine. Certificates also went to The Bruce Steakhouse for the use of their venue, the Sutton Park Inn, for donating rooms for the bands, West Memphis Suicide and Tracenine for Rocking the Bruce, and Daytime TV, KOOL FM, 95.5 Kincardine, Kincardine News, and the Elmira Independent for all of their media support. Riders were awarded with items such as Joe Rocket Motorcycle Jacket, prize packages from Kitchener Harley Davidson, Zdenos, Terez Leathers, Sampsons, Alexandria's Shoes for Women, Jewelry Secrets, Pinacle Health and Fitness, Lucky Souls Tattoo, The Rock Shop, Yamaha, McDonalds, and Crabby Joe's.
After we grabbed some food, we were involved in a short photo shoot session for the cover of Fytness Fanatik the Magazine. We talked about our day, our ride, and how much we raised. We can't be sure right now but it is $2000.00 and counting, including pledges, registration fees, admission to the concert and donations. Next years' event is planned for June 18, 2011.
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support and dedication!
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