Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mayor Proclaims Motorcycle Awareness Month In Greater Sudbury

For years, the Sudbury Chapter of the Harley Owner's Group (HOG) has arranged for the Mayor of the City of Greater Sudbury to issue a proclamation that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. They announce it at a gathering in the courtyard at Civic Square. Up until now, Freedom Riders participation has been marginal.

We decided that this year would be different. A call went out to the members and a good turnout gathered at the CP train station in Sudbury at 5:00 PM. We rode as a group to Civic Square soon after and lined up alongside HOG, GWTA and a few others.

Sudbury's new mayor, Marianne Matichuk, joined us and, after some introductory words by Danielle of HOG (and also Freedom Riders), Her Worship read the proclamation naming May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Sudbury and exhorting automobile drivers to exercise caution.

Motorcycles gathered in the courtyard at Civic Square

Her Worship Marianne Matichuk (on the pretty red Vulcan) and ladies

Reading the proclamation

Danielle of HOG, Mayor Matichuk and Freedom Riders President Rob

More photos here.

After the proclamation, Road Captain Nepper led the Freedom Riders to the Dog House Restaurant in Azilda where a few of the HOG riders joined us for supper. The food was good and our server, who handled 24 of us singlehandedly, was absolutely amazing.  "No problem", she kept saying, and it wasn't.

We also managed to make it home before the rains arrived, one of the key signs of a successful ride.

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