Monday, August 04, 2008

Freedom Rally

The 15th Annual Freedom Rally, hosted by the Freedom Riders Motorcycle Association of Northern Ontario, has just wound up. Approximately 150 riders from around Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Vermont camped in the Mine/Mill Campground by the shores of Richard Lake, just south of Sudbury for the long weekend. In fact, many showed up on Thursday, a day early.

Daytime rides and field events were complimented by nightly music provided gratis by Shirley and Mark of Spyder's Web. Food included a modified continental breakfast laid out by the club, free hot dogs every night and a Sunday dinner served under the Big Top by Classic Catering. No one went away hungry. Throughout the day, food was also available from the concession.

Many thanks to Rally Chair Shirley Bailey for pulling this all together. The Club members worked as a team and work shared was work halved. Unfortunately, Shirley was afflicted Sunday night by a kidney stone attack and was not able to share the victorious moments as we finished up on Monday morning.

Proceeds from the Rally will be donated to the Sudbury Burn Scar Garment Fund for the third consecutive year.

If you are anywhere near Sudbury on the Civic Holiday Weekend (first Monday in August) next year, please feel free to join us.

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