September 8, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on NetWitness(R) Hosts Third Annual ‘Ride for the Kids’ Charity Event
On Saturday, September 12th, NetWitness Corporation will host its 3rd annual ‘Ride for the Kids’ charity fundraiser in Northern Virginia. The Ride for the Kids is a motorcycle ride led by executives from NetWitness.
This year, all donations will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV). The mission of the DSANV is to ensure that all individuals with Down syndrome and their families receive the support necessary to participate in, contribute to and achieve fulfillment of life in their community. Over the past two years, the NetWitness Ride for the Kids events have raised nearly $50,000 to benefit children with Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS), a rare neurological disorder, and Fragile X, a family of genetic conditions which can affect individuals and families in various ways.
To help meet and exceed last year’s donations, NetWitness is encouraging the community to participate in the September 12th event. Whether you are a motorcycle rider and wish to participate in the 120 mile / 3 hour scenic country ride, just want to attend the BBQ with your family, or both, please come out and support the event!
August 7, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Benefit Motorcycle Ride – Saturday, September 12, 2009
Join other local motorcycle enthusiasts for a benefit motorcycle ride hosted by Community Memorial Healthcenter on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Registration begins at 9:00 AM at the CMH Cancer & Rehab Centers, 750 Lombardy Street in South Hill, Virginia.
The 80+ mile ride begins at 10:00 A.M. from Lombardy Street and riders will travel through beautiful Lake County. The ride is routed along 80 miles of beautiful country roads stretching from Lake Gaston to Kerr Lake. There will be rest stops along the way. The ride will conclude back at the CMH Cancer & Rehab Centers, where a light lunch will be provided. Cost is only $20 per bike and the fee is just $10 for an additional rider on the bike. All proceeds from this event will go towards the purchase of an Infant Ventilator for the hospital.
For more information, please contact: Gary Thompson at (434) 447-3151, Ext. 3404 or email: email@example.com.
August 3, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on With August’s dog days upon us, be extra careful on road
I RECEIVED a call several days ago notifying me that my father had been in a serious motorcycle accident near his home in Montana. Apparently, the unusually warm 97-degree day had gotten to him and he suffered heat exhaustion and passed out. He went off the road and down a ravine, most of the way on his belly.
My father was luckier than most. He suffered a mere few broken ribs, road rash and a badly bruised face. The first responding officer on the scene told him that he had just left the scene of a similar bike accident where the driver hadn’t made it.
The western United States is experiencing record-breaking heat, and motorists there are being taken by surprise. But we in Virginia are approaching the hottest time of year as well, and commuters would be wise to prepare accordingly.
July 28, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Motorcycle Benefit Ride for Lesa Roakes – August 29, 2009
Several individuals in the Amherst area are planing a motorcycle fund raising ride for Lesa Roakes to help her offset the costs of her ongoing treatment, (she’s battling cancer).
On August 29, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM we will have a 90 mile motorcycle ride thru the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the ride will start and finish at the Amherst County High School, where we will have two blue grass bands and a DJ, as well as raffles for door prizes and a meal.
I would like for you to pass this flyer along to as many people as you can, we would like to have a big turnout to show our support for Lesa during this most difficult time, I’m sure she will appreciate the support.
July 27, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Life Saving Crew Holds Memorial Ride for Fallen Member
GLADE SPRING, Va. – Billie Jo Fogleman wanted a motorcycle for her 40th birthday.
So her husband, Jim, got her a shiny black Harley Davidson Sportster. Just weeks later on July 11, her first big ride with her husband and five friends, she was killed in an accident two hours away in North Carolina.
The Foglemans are longtime members of Washington County’s Life Saving Crew, and her death weighed heavily on the area’s close-knit rescue teams.
“It’s a brotherhood,” said friend Jerry “Pokey” Poston of volunteer rescue workers throughout the region, “We’re a family outside a family. And it’s been hell.”
Dozens of Southwest Virginia’s rescue volunteers, many of whom share Fogleman’s motorcycle hobby, gathered at the Glade Spring Volunteer Life Saving Crew station Sunday afternoon for a memorial ride and fundraiser.
The ride was originally planned as a 100-mile circle, but was cut short because of rain.
July 27, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Motorcycle Enthusiasts Biking to Fight Cancer
If you were out on Route 29 Saturday, you may have seen what looked like a Hell’s Angels Convention. It was actually a fundraiser, raising money for cancer research.
The Minute Men motorcycle club based out of Culpeper held a Poker Run to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center at the University of Virginia.
Members are from all over Central Virginia, including Greene, Louisa, Orange, and Madison counties. The route took them from Greene County down to Charlottesville. The group made a stop at Riverside Restaurant.
July 15, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Toga Annual Community Benefit – August 1, 2009
Toga Annual Community Benefit Motorcycle Run
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Toga Fire Department Main Parking Lot
First bike out at 10:00 AM for a 100 mile ride.
July 15, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Razors Edge Rally 4 – Fall Motorcycle X-po, Swapmeet, & Show – October 3-4, 2009
Razors Edge Rally 4 – Fall Motorcycle X-po, Swapmeet & Show.
October 3-4, 2009 Washington County Fairgrounds- Abingdon,Va.
Two day rain or shine indoor event.
Bad-azz Biker~Build-off with “Peoples Choice” cash award of $500 and a custom hand-built trophy, plus a seven class ride-in show which includes a sport-bike class ( yes,”crotch-rockets” of any make) and a “Best of Show” cash award of $100 plus a 5` “Monster Trophy”. Free event Tee special & “Roll The Bones” Charity dice run on Saturday with a full line of Quality vendors, Bike games, Bike wash, Tattoos & Contest, Games & give-aways, Live music & Great food all week-end. Meet the beautiful “Miss Razors Edge `09” Paige as well as other lovely models & special guest. $7 per person, per day or $10 for the week-end gets you in & includes free parking. All ages, brands & riders welcome. Children 10& under and Active Military are always free. Gates are open from 10am.-7pm.daily. Please leave all attitudes, drugs & weapons at home. Proceeds will benefit local Cancer Outreach Programs. Now booking Vendors & Bands. For complete details log onto www.razorsedgerally.com call Razor at (423) 845-0907 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org.