Motorcycle Ride for Cancer raises $12,900

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On Saturday, June 20, motorcyclists mounted their bikes and took off for a beautiful, sunny ride with a route to the beautiful Blue Mountains.

This year’s Ride for Cancer was the most successful ever.  Not only was there an outstanding number of participants, but the event raised a staggering $12,900; almost a 1,000 per cent increase over our first year. Thank you to the Ride for Cancer Committee for organizing such a successful day.

Past BCA president Scott Ward introduced the idea seven years ago, and the event has grown each and every year since.

This year’s well-marked route (thanks to John Cuppage of Shouldice Stone and Paul Cormier of CRS-Contractors Rental Supply) included a stop at Canadian Forces Base Borden for a Salute to Our Troops, and then carried on through Terra Nova, Eugenia and on to Collingwood.

The event committee handed out “Mountain Money Madness” cards at selected stops along route and the rider with the most money at the end of the day generously donated their winnings back to the cause.

The pack also enjoyed a delicious barbeque at Thurst-T’s Motorcycle in Collingwood.

Planning for next year’s ride on June 18, 2016 will begin early in the New Year. Contact the BCA if you would like to join the committee.

Did you know? Registration is available on-line at www.rideforcancer.ca

Sponsors included:

Accutemp, Atlas Dewatering, Barrie Harley-Davidson, Bikram Barrie Yoga, Bon Mech Inc., Boston Pizza, Brabary, Brian’s Little Electric, Buffalo Wild Wing, Calow Benefit Partners, Central Ontario Powersports, Chalmers Construction Inc., Corix Water Products Limited Partnership, CRS-Contractors Rental Supply, Donaleigh’s Irish Pub, Duivenvoorden Haulage Ltd., Duncor Enterprises Inc., Dynamic Enterprises Ltd., Egress Systems of Canada Ltd., Eisses Brothers Excavating, Georgian Chevrolet Buick GMC Inc., Gerrits Engineering, Horizon Networks Group Inc., Jack Astor’s, John Eek & Son Ltd., Kenzington’s Burger Bar, Lafarge Canada Inc., London & District Construction Association, Lonestar Texas Grill, Midhurst Roofing Limited, Milestones, MKG Contracting Services, Moxie’s Grill & Bar, Nottawasaga Mechanical, Plumbtech Plumbing, Rutherford Contracting Ltd., Sarjeant Insurance, Shouldice Designer Stone, Silver Birch Contracting Ltd., Simcoe Benchmark Mechanical, Spring Tree Farm Corp., St. Louis Wings, St. Onge Recreation, Taste of Paradise, The Keg Restaurant, The Lockeroom, The Sarjeant Company Ltd., Thurst – T’s Motorcycle, Troy Life & Fire Safety Inc., Walker Aggregates Inc. Wallwin Integrated Systems, Wamco Waterworks, Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Club and Vipond Inc.