Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Camp Quality Ride

Camp Quality is located just off Highway 64 near Monetville, Ontario. It is a place where children fighting cancer can go and get away from their worries for a little while. The campers are paired one to one with older guides who are trained to look after each child's special needs.

Every year, the Sudbury Wings motorcycle club organizes a group ride to Camp Quality where the riders take the children old enough to go along on a short motorcycle ride.  This year, we gathered at the Canadian Tire store on the south side of town. Almost every club was represented and we had a full escort of Greater Sudbury Police bikes with one car for follow-up. Freedom Riders were represented by Lea, Nicky, Sandy and I.

The group headed south out of town on Highway 60 to Highway 64 where we turned east. There was a short stop in Noelville before continuing on to Camp Quality.

The group ahead of us led by two police motors

And those behind us

The kids were waiting at the camp and we kept loading up, going for a ride to Monetville and back, exchanging kids and going again. I took three before it appeared that we had run out of young people.

One of the kids getting ready to go

The camp had put on quite a feast but the sun was low and I wasn't game to wait for dark in an area known for deer. Nicky and Lea opted to leave with us and we rode on up 64 to Highway 17, where we turned west and got home just as dark was falling. It was a good day for a good cause and we were happy to be part of it.

Sunset on Highway 17

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