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The Long Reach Long Riders complete their 14th annual Charity Ride

The Long Reach Long Riders complete their 14th annual Charity Ride

USA – The Long Reach Long Riders are happy to announce the success of their 14th annual charity motorcycle ride. The ride, which was dubbed The Avocado Adventure, by ride marshal Drew Wending, raised over $57,000.00 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Behind the Scenes Charity, bringing the total raised since the rides began in 2004 to over $600,000.

Drew noted: “Putting this ride together, along with fellow organisers Patrick Wallace and Christina Smith, was a great experience. Even with the challenges of excessive heat, a sink hole the size of a pick up truck and a forest fire, we had a terrific time and raised a lot of money for our two charities."

For nine days the riders enjoyed the many twisting, curving mountain roads of southern California.   So many curves, in fact, that they began to take on their own personalities and attributes. Some of those were: the 'no surprise' curve – the tight curve around a rock outcropping that always had a truck coming from the opposite direction, the 'on your toes' curve – an S-curve with gravel in the first curve and a car coming from the opposite direction in the second, the 'sphincter test' curve – an outside curve along the top of a mountain pass with a 500ft cliff and no guardrail and everyone’s favourite, the 'gotcha' curve – a right hand curve into a dip with an immediate switchback to the left with a wild turkey family crossing the road!

Donations for the 2017 ride are being accepted until August 1, 2017 

LRLR 2018, the Gap and Notch ride is scheduled to start in Manchester NH and wander through New England for seven days visiting places like Mt Washington, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory and Smugglers Notch. Tentative ride dates are 23rd and 30th June.    Please visit <lrlr.org> for updates on the 2018 ride, to join the ride or to make a donation.

7th July 2017

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