Motorcycle Cruise-In Raises Over $700
Chapter OH-F of Fairborn, Ohio, held its twelfth annual motorcycle charity cruise-in Saturday, August 21, at a local Burger King restaurants parking lot. In addition to a 15-category bike show, door prizes from local businesses, food and music, visitors could have their photo taken for a charity donation in a one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper owned by local businessman Ron Russell.
Chapter OH-F holds this event to raise money to help needy senior citizens through the Fairborn Christmas Project during the holidays. Donations help buy groceries and pay for heating fuel and medicine, says Chapter OH-F public relations spokesperson Jo Ann Collins.
Barbara & Ed De Gennaro from Richmond, Virginias Chapter VA-W arent the only ones who enjoy riding their 1995 20th Anniversary Edition 1500cc Gold Wing. Their miniature dachshund Belle loves to ride along too. If she even sees either of them putting on their riding boots or going near the bike, she begins to whine, making it clear that she wants to go riding too. Belle poses here in her leather jacket, her scarf, and her Doggles to top off the riding gear. When they ride, Ed puts her into a cloth sling under his leather jacket; this holds her securely and allows her head to stick out for a good view. Shell ride for hours that way!
Leader Motorcycle Relocates
Leader Motorcycle Accessories, vendor of the RoadRunner drink holder, Cell Caddy cell phone storage and various other conveniences, has relocated to 959 236th Avenue NW, St. Francis, Minnesota 55070. Phone (800) 828-0844 or (763) 535-1440, fax (763) 535-1442, and e-mail (email@example.com) remain the same.
Awareness Billboards Appear in Phoenix
The Governors Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and the State Motorcycle Safety Fund spent $50,000 to have 35 billboards placed in the Phoenix, Arizona, area to promote motorist awareness.
The fund also has free key chains, badges, pamphlets, and posters with the same message available at the GOHS office in Phoenix for any organization that wants to use them at rallies, mall shows or to make presentations to non-motorcycle organizations at their meetings. These items are currently being used to make presentations at high school driver education classes. Over 3,000 students have attended these classes in Arizona.
The State Motorcycle Safety Fund comes from the one dollar that is taken from the fee each time a motorcycle is registered in Arizona. Five individuals appointed by the Governor to the State Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council oversee this fund and make recommendations on how to use it to have the greatest impact on motorcycle safety in Arizona.
Retired Los Angeles police officer Dick Studdard, GWRRA #104953, is current chairman of the council; vice-chairman is Larry Kenyon, GWRRA #182174, a current Arizona Department of Public Safety Motor Sergeant.
Pictured with a poster version of the Motorist Awareness billboard are Dick Studdard (left) and Ace Peterson, GWRRAs Arizona District Educator. The actual billboard, seen in the background, is above a busy intersection.
Ladies-Only Parking Lot Practice
Betty & Allen Ross, Chapter Directors of Canadas Chapter ON-S in London, Ontario, sent us this thumbs-up photo of four of their distaff riders. Posing on three Yamahas and one Honda are Nancy Dennis, Cheryll Duncan, Dianne Lilley and Gail Stenning. Nancy was in the process of getting her license when this photo was taken.
Dignity? What Dignity?
You gotta hand it to South Carolinas District Director Joe Windsor, hes willing and able to do just about anything so people will have a good time at a rally. This year, the theme for his District Rally was Jurassic Park, and Joe spent a whole day dressed in this purple dinosaur costume.
Our good friend in Mississippi, Terri Kleinheitz, who slipped us this picture, says Joe also sheds his dignity in favor of fun at the annual Region A Rally, appearing in a yellow duck costume.
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