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How fast the summer has gone! Now the school season has started and our evenings are getting shorter each day. But we still have lots of fabulous riding weather left and many events to participate in before we close out the season.
We’ve been busy uploading photos this week to our site, so if you attended the Dutch Mason Blues Festival, Shediac Motorcycle Rally and/or the Digby Wharf Rat Rally last weekend; visit here and maybe we caught you on camera. http://motorcycletourguidens.smugmug.com/2013RalliesandEvents
This weekend is going to be a busy one in Nova Scotia & New Brunswick, so be extra careful out there as riders will be on the road in groups supporting many great causes.
In Nova Scotia:
Early Friday morning Daniel Ross is departing on his 4th Annual Ride to the US – 911 Memorial Run. If anyone wants to join him and meet up with the Rolling Thunder Club in Maine, please call him at 902-870-4630 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
On the South Shore on Saturday, the 18th Annual Mahone Bay Toy Run departs 3 Churches parking lot at 1pm for the scenic ride to Bridgewater. Registration is a new toy, school supplies or cash donation to the Salvation Army. Sponsored by the Maritime Motorcycle Touring Association.
In Glace Bay, Cape Breton on Saturday, the Cape Breton Freewheelin Club are hosting the Salvation Army Toy Ride . Departing Stream International parking lot at 12pm, admission is a new toy or cash donation to the Salvation Army.
Locally in Dartmouth, the Tribe of Judah Celebrates 10 years in Canada. Riders are invited to New Covenant Ministries in Dartmouth, Saturday at 4pm for a BBQ, Live Music, and Show n’Shine. Only $10 to enter your bike and all proceeds to the Bikers Down Society. (donations collected for BBQ)
On Sunday the Red Knights 911 Memorial Ride & Pam Vickery Memorial Ride have joined forces this year to honour the men and women who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Come join Biker TV and hundreds of your friends for this important ride. Registration is 11am at Sobeys, 268 Baker Drive in Dartmouth. Registration is $5 per person with the ride departing at 1pm. Limited commemorative patches & t-shirts available. Monies raised for Canadian Fallen Firefighters Association.
In the Annapolis Valley, the 18th Annual Biker Church Service takes place at the Aylesford Baptist Church, Sunday at 10:30am. A free dinner for all who attend, following the service at the fire hall.
And along the South Shore the 9th Annual Fallen Bikers Memorial Run is hosted by the Sou’West Nova Bikers Association. Registration is Sunday at 10:30am at the Lions Club, Parade St. in Yarmouth. $10/per poker hand with monies raised to support the Yarmouth Boys & Girls Club. (Rain date: Sept. 15th)
In New Brunswick:
On Saturday the 25th Anniversary of the Tantramar Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run takes place in Sackville, New Brunswick. Riders meet at McDonalds parking lot from noon to 1:45pm. Get a burger ticket at rear of parking lot and receive a free quarter pounder at McDonalds. Please bring a new toy or cash donation (receipts available on-site). Reception following with prizes and awards at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center; and a concert with Matt Minglewood later in the evening. Contact Mike Purdy at 506-536-7006 or email email@example.com
Whether you choose to put a smile on a less fortunate child’s face this Christmas or proudly remember those who are no longer with us; get out and participate. The weather is just right…not too hot and not too cold…and we all know what’s coming in a few short months.
For more information on any of the above rides, visit our website for full details: http://www.motorcycletourguidens.com/2013-rallies-and-events
Hope to see you somewhere this weekend! As always ride safe and enjoy life.