Upcoming IAFF Motorcycle Group Events and Activities
As stipulated in the IAFF-MG Constitution and By-laws, each IAFF-MG District must hold at least two events annually. IAFF-MG District Coordinators can list upcoming events and activities on the IAFF-MG web site. Email your event information to Michael J. Crouse.
|District 10 ~ Lake Havasu City AZ ~ DonnyD Memorial Ride
Lake Havasu City AZ ~ DonnyD Memorial Ride
FIRST PRIZE FOR POKER RUN- $700.00 WEEKEND AT THE NAUTICAL!!! ROOM, GOLF, WATER SPORTS AND BOAT RENTAL. Get your room and pre register now it's only 3 weeks away!!!!!!!!
Register Now! Go to the Online Store and Register.
|District 03 Events/Rides Sponsored by the IAFFMG NH Chapter
Chumley's Ride, June 2
Rain or shine. Ride begins and ends at Newington Fire Dept., 80 Fox Point Rd. Registration 0830-0945, kick stands up at 1000. $25 per bike with rider, $10 additional for passenger. If it rains to hard to ride there will still be a cook out and music.
|District 9 ~ IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Ride
We are just about 5 weeks away from this years trip to Colorado Springs. We will be leaving Vegas on September 5th from the Iron Skillet near the speedway at approximately 7am. Our first stop will be in Lyman, Wyoming on the 5th. On September 6th we will be in Jackson, Wyoming. On the 7th we will be going through Yellowstone NP and continuing on to Red Lodge, Montana. On the 8th, we are staying in Rawlins, Wyoming. September 9th, we will be arriving in Colorado Springs, CO. Then on September 12, we will be making our way back to Vegas with a stop in Green River UT. If you have any questions, let me know.
Ride safe and see you there
Dale Van Horn
9th District Event Coordinator
|District 5 ~ Rides for July & August 2010
The 5th District will be having the following rides:
July 25th, 2010: We will be departing from the Shell station at I-94 & HWY 20 in Racine County (WI) at 0830 for a day long ride up through the Wisconsin Dells. We will be returning around 1930.
August 6-13, 2010: We will be riding out to Sturgis, SD for the 70th annual rally. We will be spending the night of the 6th at the Super 8 in Mitchell, SD where we will have a Hospitality Room for all IAFF-MG members & guests. The 7th through the 12th we will be staying at the Rush-No-More Campground just outside of Sturgis. We will have a Hospitality area for IAFF-MG members and guests. The night of the 12th we will be staying somewhere in Minnesota.
Please e-mail me if you plan on joining us so I can plan accordingly.
|District 15 ~ Ride to Laconia Bike Week
June 14th ~ 19th, 2010
A ride from Halifax Nova Scotia to Laconia NH. On day one we will be traveling from Nova Scotia through New Brunswick (moncton and Saint john) through Calais and down to Bangor. The next day we will be heading to NH and Laconia. We will be staying at sun valley cottages (Lodge) near Weirs beach 686 ENDICOTT STREET NORTH. I believe the return home should be in reverse. (but who knows, biker rules?)
Contact Matt Parker, IAFF-MG District Coordinator for additional information about the Laconia Bike Week Ride.
|District 11 ~ Spring Ride
IAFF-MG Spring Ride
When: April 30, May 1 and 2, 2010
Where: Ennis, Texas (Bluebonnet Capitol of Texas)
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express
601 North Sonoma
Ennis, Texas 75119
$59.00 Standard room rate - tell them you are with the Fire Fighters
Host Local: Ennis, Texas L3320, President Brian Emlet
This is going to be a great ride so make your reservations now!
|District 15 ~ 2010 Atlanticade Motorcycle Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Atlanticade chairman Dale Hicks of Moncton says the move was based on a number of factors and credits town officials with being very determined in their efforts to bring the festival to this tourism focused town. “We were approached by town representatives back in the summer once the Bon Jovi concert was announced in Moncton and the resulting challenges that presented our event in terms of hotel accommodations” says Hicks. “We didn't take their initial overtures very seriously but they were persistent and once we sat down to see what they could offer it very quickly became evident to our committee that the whole community was behind the effort to host the event for 2010 and beyond. In the end they basically presented us with an offer we couldn't overlook”.
In fact Hicks says that several communities had expressed their desire to host the event which has drawn 5,000 participants the past two years and generates an economic spin-off in the $3 million dollar range. “We had representatives from other municipalities contact us to see if we were willing to move the event but St. Andrews was the first group we actually sat down with. It became clear they were very engaged and willing to work directly with us to make the festival a success” stated the founder of Atlanticade.
Leaving Moncton was not an easy decision but St. Andrews offers some very unique benefits to the festival which the committee believes will be key to the overall success and growth of the event. “The fact everything will be located within a five minute walk, the charm of the downtown, being situated on the water, and having the famous Algonquin Hotel as the headquarters for the festival should make for a welcoming atmosphere for the participants” says committee member Krista Mollins-Jamieson. “The folks at the Algonquin have been very involved in working with town officials to make this happen”.
The entire Charlotte County will see the benefit of the event with motorcycle tours and events planned for St. Stephen, St. George and Black's Harbour. “There are some very scenic and historic areas to visit in this region” added Hicks. “Many participants have never visited this region of the province so they are in for a real treat”.
Hicks was also excited about the prospects of attracting more bikers from the New England States. “Given the proximity to the US border we will are planning more marketing and promotion to our American friends for sure” he added.
Town of St. Andrews Mayor John D. Craig stated that this announcement is great news not only for the Town but for the entire Charlotte County. “At a time when tourism needs help, this event will inject a much needed boost to the local area economy. We are pleased and excited to welcome and host Atlanticade 2010 to both St. Andrews and the Charlotte County”.
Details for the 2010 festival are still be worked out but interested participants can go to www.atlanticade.ca for regular updates.
|District 10 ~ 2nd Annual Local 2974 Memorial Poker Run ~ Reminder
Reminder ~ The 2nd Annual Local 2974 Memorial Poker Run is scheduled for Saturday October 24th 2009.
The event will begin in Lake Havasu City at Chuy's Mesquite Broiler 440 El Camino Way and end in Laughlin Nevada at the Colorado Belle. There will be a parking lot / outside party with live music, food, drink specials and a variety of motorcycle rally events. Hotel deals are available through the Hampton Inn Lake Havasu for Fri. 10/23 only $89.00 and Colorado Belle Laughlin for those that pre-register for the event .The Colorado Belle one night packages (Sat 10/24) start at $39 dollars and the two night packages (Fri 10/23 & Sat 10/24) start at $60. Laughlin packages come with two breakfast coupons to either Coco’s or the Paddle Wheel restaurant and 2 complimentary drink tickets. This deal is limited to one room package per registrant. Poker stops along Colorado River and Old Route 66 from Lake Havasu to Laughlin Nevada. We are going to make this 2nd annual event one you will not want to miss.
SEE BELOW FOR REGISTRATION OPTIONS. All registered poker run guests will revieve an email confirmation and a link to hotel deals. All proceeds go the the Don Danielson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Laughlin, the last poker stop, hotel and event is in Nevada. Helemts are required by Nevada State Law. Plan accordingly Poker stop maps will be distributed at sign in the day of the event!!!!
Laughlin Event Sponsored By The Colorado Belle
1000 – 1200 hrs Registration Chuy’s LHC
1200 hrs DHFD Escort / event start to first poker stop
1130-1400 Desert Hills Fire Station poker stop open
1230-1430 Golden Shores Fire Department poker stop open
1300-1500 Fort Mohave Fire Department poker stop open
1330-1530 Bullhead City Fire Department poker stop open
1400-1445 1st band plays
1445-1530 2nd band plays
1530-1615 3rd band plays
1615 Poker winners announced / presentations
1630-1715 1st band 2nd set food other events
1800-1845 2nd band 2nd set
1930-2015 3rd band 2nd set
All times are approximate. Use the schedule in your registration packet you receive the day of the event.
Dave "DMan" Manning
IAFF-MG District Coordinator [L1505]
|12th District ~ Somer Thompson Ride
|Hello, my name is Rebecca Hendrix. I am a member of Jax Bikers in Jacksonville Florida. The dissapearence and murder of an Orange Park Child Somer Thompson has hit our community very hard. Our riding group is putting together a fundraiser motorcycle ride for the Thompson family. Would it be possible to put this out. We are noticing that this has become a national story and we would like to get the nation involved. This is a wonderful family and no mother should ever have to go through this. Thank you for you time and please call me if you have any questions or would like to participate at 904-622-6309.
Our ride is going to start out at Love 2 Ride in Green Cove Springs with kickstands up at 11am. We will continue from there past the Thompson home and on to Buffalos Wings in Orange Park where we will have live bands, all you can eat food of every kind, a bounce house for the kids provided by the fire department who will also be cooking and several other fundraising activities. Cost is $10.00 per person for the ride and all you can eat. 100% of the proceeds will go to the family.
|3rd District Rides ~ Reminder
We have 2 rides next weekend for all members not going to Colorado. 9/12/09 in Maine and 9/13/09 in MA. If anyone Knows of other rides let me know so I can send it out.
Maine: For those of you who are not riding out to Colorado, there is a Home Town Hero's Ride on September 12th. It is approximately a 2 hour ride the goes from Big moose Harley to the Gorham Fire station. There is a BBQ lunch provided after the ride at the Gorham Fire Station. I would love to get as many riders there as possible. The registration fee is $10 per person and I believe most if not all of that money will be donated to a proceed but i cannot be 100% positive on that. Registration starts at 8am so I thought we could all meet in the Khol's parking lot off of riverside Street on the Portland, Westbrook Town Line. There is a Dunkin Donuts there and if we leave from there at 8am for big moose we will be able to ride as a group in the line up. During the lunch I would love to hear ideas for next years riding season and I will have some thoughts for you as well. Hope to see you all there and feel free to reply so I know who is coming or just show up. We will leave for Big Moose at 8am
Ride Safe ~ Sheldon
Massachusetts: I'm Bruce Stone sec. of Local 1904 Acton Ma. We are doing a motorcycle ride 09/13/09 in Maynard MA. Rod and Gun to benefit the family of Leo Hayes an Acton firefighter who was killed in a car accident last feb. all the info and sign up sheets are on our web site afd1904.org please feel free to call me 978-505-7058 cell email@example.com .
Ride Safe ~ Bruce
|4th District ~ Anne Arundel Professional Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Motorcycle Ride
The Anne Arundel Professional Fire Fighters Burn Foundation will be holding their annual Motorcycle Ride Saturday, August 15th!! 98 Rock is promoting this event. It has been a huge success and a lot of fun. Money goes to help support Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp, the International Association of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation’s International Burn Camp as well as other worthwhile causes.
They are asking that we forward this link to you. If you know anyone who rides a motorcycle please pass this info on to them. This link will take you to a site where you can get all the info on the event and register. If the link does not work when you click on it, copy and paste it into your browser and you should be OK.
Last year we helped with registration. Unfortunately, this year we will still be at Burn Camp. They are asking for assistance with registration early that morning (7:30 to 10:30 AM). If you have a couple of hours to help out please wear a MABC camp shirt (if you have one) and head on over to Cancun Cantina.
Additionally, all of the Burn Camp counselors will end up at the Cancun Cantina for the after ride festivities.
Thanks for all your support!!
Linda and Tonas
Linda French, PT and Tonas Kalil, PT
Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp
5430 Harris Farm Lane
Clarksville, MD 21029-1000
Phone and FAX 410-531-5942
|10th District Route(s) to Colorado Springs
OK all you fine folks out there in the 10th District, it’s time to plan your ride to Colorado Springs for the 2009 IAFF Motorcycle Group’s Rally and the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial.
The Rally is being held over September 16, 17 and 18 and the Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial is on September 19th.
Both events promise to be, in my humble opinion, life altering experiences. If you've never been to the Memorial events that follow in downtown CO Springs prepare to be WOWED!
For more specific info go to:
As always, herding all the cats in the 10th District into some semblance of order will likely prove to be a bit of a challenge but we continue to try.
For those of you that may be coming from North and Central California we have a large crew of our brothers from the 9th District riding out of Las Vegas on Sept 14 and routing through some seriously awesome parts of southern Utah with over night stops in Page AZ. and Durango CO.
Sept. 14th (0900):
Las Vegas, Nv. To Page, Az. (aprox. 320 mi.)
Meet at Racetrack ext. off of I-15
(Iron Skillet restaurant)
Days Inn Page AZ.
961 N. Hwy 89
Page, Az. 86040
Cost: $91.30 total
Sept. 15th (0900):
Page, Az. To Durango, Co. (aprox. 310 mi.)
Best Western Mountain Shadows
3255 Main ave.
Durango, Co. 81301
Cost: $107.81 total
For all yous guys coming out of Southern CA and all parts of Arizona we invite you to spend the night of Sept 14th in Flagstaff and ride with us to Durango on the 15th where we’ll meet up with the Vegas boys.
If ya’ll ride this way I’ll put together a little shindig for us to meet and greet our brother riders at one of the local eatin’ and drinkin’ spots.
Wherever your coming from to Flagstaff AZ
Too many hotels to choose from but here are a few...
Days Inn And Suites Flagstaff East
3601 E. Lockett Rd (1/8 mile to Mike and Rhonda's)
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
$99.40 total. Tell them one of the firefighters that responded to their fire on 5/15 sent you.
Holiday Inn Express
September 15th 0900:
Flagstaff AZ to Durango CO (approx 310 mi.)
Meet in the morning for breakfast at Mike and Rhonda’s “The Place”
3518 E Route 66 (yes THE Route 66)
DURANGO OVERNIGHT (rooms filling fast, several other hotels in area)
Best Western Mountain Shadows
3255 Main ave.
Durango, Co. 81301
1 970 247-5200
Cost: $107.81 total
Sept. 16th (0800):
Durango, Co. to Colorado Springs, Co. (aprox. 400 mi.)
Colorado Springs Marriott (Rally Headquarters)
5580 Tech Center Dr.
Colorado Springs, Co. 80919
Cost: $108.31 total per night
If anyone from California, Arizona, New Mexico or Hawaii have a plan to make this ride drop me a line and I will integrate your info into any future planning.
I would love to have us join up along the route and ride into Co Springs in force.
10th District Event Coordinator
|5th District Events for 2009
June 13, 2009 Wind & Fire MC Burn Camp Run Scenic ride through South Central WI to raise money for Burn Camp. More details to follow. This will be a joint effort between IAFFMG and WFMC.
June 18-20, 2009 Wisconsin State HOG Rally in Appleton, WI
August 24-28 Rapids City, SD Road trip through WI, MN, SD.
I will be in the Rapids City area and across WI, MN & SD if you want to meet up.
September 16-20, 2009 3rd IAFF-MG Rally
Two groups departing ~ First group will leave Southeastern Wisconsin on September 7th
and meet up with the 8th
district in Muncie, IN on September 8th
. See the 8th
district rides for details. Contact Greg Gollner firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to join him.
The Second Group will leave Racine, WI on September 14th and ride 300-400 miles. Ride 500 miles on Sept. 15th. Ride 200-300 miles on Sept. 16th and arrive in Colorado Springs. If you want to ride along, please contact Steve Leger email@example.com We will be staying at the Colorado Springs Marriott, 719-260-1800.
The return route may include a stop in Kansas City to tour the Harley-Davidson Factory.
If you have any rides planned, let me know and I will post it here. See you on the road.
|District 4 ~ Freedom Ride for Dystonia
May 2nd, 2009 District 4 ~ Freedom Ride for Dystonia :The poker run will start and end at Old Glory Harley-Davidson, 11800 Laurel Bowie Road, Laurel MD 20708. Ride registration will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and cost $30. The last bike must be back by 3 p.m. to qualify for the $250 grand prize for the best poker hand. An event will be held after the ride, featuring food, a live band, vendors, door prizes and raffles. The first 100 ride registrants get a free T-shirt, and admission to the event without the ride will cost $20.
This Freedom Ride is a fundraising poker run for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation - As you know, Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder, after Parkinson's Disease and essential tremor. It affects 300,000 people in North America alone, one-third of whom are children. It can be highly disabling, but treatment options are limited and vary in effectiveness. Currently, it has no cure.
The ride’s Web site has additionjal information and includes the preregistration or [ Click Here ] to go directly to pre-register or donate to the cause.
Flyer Attached Here!
If you have any questions and/or need additional information please feel free to contact me directly.
Deborah E. Mack, JD, MLS
Mack Research and Writing
|15th District ~ Events & Rides
2009 Upcoming Rides
1) National Ride for Dad (support for the fight against prostate cancer) on May 30th. Please contact me if you wish to attend. You can get pledge/registration forms [ Click Here ]. This is a fun event that includes a poker run and bbq. More details to follow.
2) Iron Butt Run around the weekend of Set 13 2009. We are organizing an Iron butt ride 1000miles in 24hrs to correspond with the Canadian Fallen Fire fighter Ceremony at Ottawa Canada. We are still planning our route (either 1000 miles there or back) but we are going to do it around the ceremony to be in Ottawa during that weekend. The ride will qualify us for membership in the Iron Butt Association http://www.ironbutt.com/about/default.cfm For information about the Canadian Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony [Click Here ].
Ride Safe ~ Matt
|1st District ~ 4th Annual Motorcycle Run to Benefit the Niagara Falls Firefighters
June 7, 2009 IAFF Local 714 sponsors their 4th Annual Motorcycle Run to Benefit the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. This event is sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe and 97 Rock. Registration begins at 10:00am until 11:00am at Bergholz Fire Hall 2470 Niagara Road, Wheatfield, NY. Registration fees are $15.00 per rider and $10.00 per passenger. Free collectible T-shirt and giveaways to all riders and passengers. The 75-100 mile ride through Niagara County will include 1 stop along the way. This run will be a random dice run.
Join us for the “After Party” at the Porter on the Lake Park in the Town of Porter at 2:00pm. Music TBA. New this year will be a Classic Car Cruise Night. Returning will be the Vendor Area, drinks, food, raffles and music.
The charity is the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. A limited edition charity pin will be for sale at the Hard Rock Café for $12.00 plus tax and proceeds will go to the Christmas Toy fund.
For more information, please contact Dawn at (716) 731-6462 or Risky Sanabria (716) 550-0625
|8th District ~ 9th annual Andy Ross Ride
June 27th, 2009 :At this time the Trenton Firefighters, Local 2701, is preparing for the 9th annual Andy Ross Ride, to take place June 27, 2009. Sponsored by Trenton Firefighters Charities, the Ride is a one day event beginning at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, MI.
Over the past 8 years the Ride has generated over $175,000 which is returned to community in the form of assistance, grants and scholarships. A partial list of the organizations we have helped is listed on our website. It would please me greatly to hang an IAFF banner at Elizabeth Park during our day there. A few of the details are as follows:
Registration is from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., with the ride starting at Noon sharp. Registration fee is $30 per rider/$55 with passenger before May 24th, afterward it is $40/$65. The Ride is with police escort, with a halfway stop at Milan Dragway for refreshments. The return ride comes back through several of the scenic Huron Metroparks. All participants receive a ride shirt and pin. There will be a delicious dinner when riders return to Elizabeth Park.
Prior to the ride join staff and riders for a breakfast at Buster's Place, W Jefferson & Vreeland Rd, for $6.00. All proceeds are donated to the Andy Ross. Buster's is also the host for the after-party where riders can reconnect and enjoy the entertainment. For more information call 734.692.4169, email; firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.andyrossrun.org to download an entry or sponsor form.
|IAFF-MG 3rd NationalRally ~ 16th District [West Coast] Ride Route
16th District [West Coast] Ride Route
September 15 - 22, 2009
This route is hard riding but includes quite a few sites to include Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Historical Virginia City, Hegben Lake, Earthquake Lake and Gallatin National Forest.
September 15 - Leave Purdy, WA
Travel Hwy 16 E toward Tacoma to I-5
Take I-5 N toward Seattle to Hwy 18
Take Hwy 18 E toward Bend to I-90
Take I-90 e to Missoula, MT. (498 miles total - all Hwy)
September 16 – Leave Missoula, MT
Take I-90 E to exit 241 (140 Miles)
Take exit 241 toward Pipestone
Make slight rt. at Pipestone Rd
Turn rt. At Hot springs Rd
Turn rt. At MT-2
Sharp Left at MT-41 to Twin Bridges
Take MT-287 from Twin Bridges to Yellowstone National Park
Enter Yellowstone on W Entrance Rd
Take W Entrance Rd to Grand Loop Rd
Take a rt. on Grand Loop Rd (south) to John D Rockefeller Jr. Rd
Take a rt. on John D Rockefeller Jr. Rd and follow through Grand Teton National Park
Once exiting Grand Teton continue on Hwy 287 to Dubois, WY. (433 miles total – 300 + on scenic and back roads)
September 17 – Leave Dubois, WY.
Take Hwy 287 toward Rawlins, WY.
Take I-80 E from Rawlins to Laramie, WY.
Take Hwy 287 to Fort Collins, CO.
Take I-25 S to Colorado Springs CO (494 miles total 230 Hwy and 264 back roads)
September 18/19 attend rally
September 20/21/22 route back to Purdy WA to be determined.
|4th District Rides 2009 [Updated]
2009 4th District Rides
The 4th District of the IAFF Motorcycle Group, currently has two rides in the planning stages for 2009. These rides are open to any member of the IAFF and IAFF-MG.
Also, if your local is sponsoring a Motorcycle in 2009 please e-mail me the information so we can get it posted for other members in teh 4th District. Additional event and ride information will be provided as it becomes available.
The First Annual Dan Miller Ride [This year around the Great Lakes]
The first ride is scheduled for May 16th through the 24th and will take the group around the Great Lakes. This ride is dedicated to Brother Dan “the Mad Amishman” Miller. Dan was a member of Greenville, PA Local 1976 whose life was tragically taken from us on June 16, 2008 in a motorcycle accident.
Ride Overview (grab a map and follow along): The ride will depart Frederick, MD and take us up to Detroit and into Canada. Then up the eastern shore of Lake Huron towards Owens Sound, ON, on to Tobermory, ON and aboard a ferry to take us towards Espanola, ON then Sault Ste. Marie. From there we will head west over Lake Superior towards Thunder Bay, ON. Then we will re-enter the States and head towards the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. From there we will travel down the eastern shore of Lake Michigan and then get back on the Interstate and head home.
This ride is still in the planning stages but here are the hard facts: May 16th thru the 24th; approximately 3,000 miles will be covered in 9 days; the first and last day will be on the Interstate and I hope to cover 500 miles on those days – that means that the remaining days will average 285 miles; only a drivers license and a birth certificate will be required to cross the border until June 1, 2009. A trouble truck and trailer may be provided for the trip.
If you have any interest in this ride, then e-mail me and make your subject line “Dan Miller Ride”. I will generate regular updates on the ride for any interested parties.
The IAFF-MG 3rd National Rally in Colorado Springs, CO
This ride is scheduled for September 13th through the 23rd. I am allowing 4 days out and 4 days back with 3 days of riding around Colorado Springs, CO.
This ride is also in the planning stages. I have made the trip 3 times now and know that if you want to make it there in a timely fashion – then it is going to involve the Interstate System. I will look in to two different routes for the ride out and back. With a large group I will focus on 400+ mile days on the Interstate. A trouble truck and trailer may be provided for the trip.
Ride Route: The 4th District’s Ride to the 3rd Annual IAFF-MG Rally in Beautiful Colorado Springs, CO Any IAFF Member in good standing is welcome to join us for the entire route or you can meet up with us along the way. The ride in a nutshell is, 1715 miles out, and 1652 miles back. Once we arrive in Colorado Springs we will enjoy 3 days riding around the region. The ride starts in Frederick, MD near Interstates 70 & 270.
September 13th - Day 1: 425 miles to Toledo, OH (Maumee, OH)
September 14th - Day 2: 441 miles to Iowa City, IA (Coralville, IA)
September 15th - Day 3: 426 miles to Kearney, NE
September 16th – Day 4: 423 miles to Colorado Springs, Co
September 17th thru 19th – Days 5, 6 & 7: Enjoyed in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
September 20th – Day 8: 412 miles to Salina, KS
September 21st – Day 9: 434 miles to East St. Louis, IL (O’Fallon, IL)
September 22nd – Day 10: 446 miles to Huntington, WV
September 23rd – Day 11: 360 miles to Frederick, MD
Our plan is to have an enclosed 4 bike trailer follow the group to handle any breakdowns that may occur. The group will discuss taking Dress Uniforms in the trailer to be worn in conjunction with the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial. Hotel rooms have been blocked out for the entire trip but not in Colorado Springs. If you would like to be included on the e-mail list for the trip and if you would like hotel information, the please contact me at .
If you have any interest in this ride, then e-mail me and make you subject line “National Rally”. I will generate regular updates on the ride starting in the spring for any interested parties.
Jim Beecken, IAFF-MG 4th District Event Coordinator
|Rides to support MDA
IAFF Motorcycle Group Ready to Roll for MDA
IAFF Motorcycle Group (IAFF-MG) members nationwide continue to are gear up for rides across the country to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. IAFF-MG members are loyal and committed participants in Harley-Davidson-sponsored MDA rides, including the annual Ride for Life, which draws some 2,000 riders to Pennsylvania. The May 2008 Ride for Life raised more than $1 million for MDA.
On the West Coast, IAFF members support MDA’s annual Sierra Hope Ride each June. The event attracts more than 2,500 motorcycle riders and other enthusiasts.
Preparations are currently underway for several motorcycle events benefiting MDA for the 2009 Riding Season. Riders raise funds primarily by soliciting pledges from friends and local businesses. For example, one minute of MDA research generates a pledge of $85. One week at MDA summer camp for a child with neuromuscular disease is worth $650.
MDA rides offer members of the IAFF-MG an ideal venue for fulfilling the IAFF-MG’s two event ride minimum. In addition, the MDA events feature pre-ride festivities and post-event parties that promote fraternalism and community goodwill, and offer a way to make a difference in the lives of those affected by neuromuscular diseases.
For information on Harley Davidson rides benefiting MDA nationwide, click here. This web site is a valuable resource for Harley Davidson and motorcycle enthusiasts, and includes information on dozens of dealership sponsored rides that support MDA. In addition, the site showcases Harley-Davidson owner’s groups, volunteer efforts and how money raised for MDA is used.
The leading producer of motorcycles worldwide, Harley Davidson, is celebrating its 29th year as an MDA national sponsor. Together with the IAFF, Harley-Davidson creates a powerful partnership in support of MDA.
The IAFF is the largest national sponsor of . More than 280,000 IAFF members in the United States and Canada are committed to saving lives – both as fire fighters/paramedics and as advocates for MDA and its efforts to eradicate neuromuscular diseases.
In addition, the IAFF is the biggest sponsor of the MDA Labor Day Telethon, contributing a record-breaking $26.5 million in 2007. To date, IAFF members have donated nearly $350 million to MDA.
Money raised by fire fighters goes towards MDA summer camps, professional and public health education and other programs.
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