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LRLR announces the successful completion of their 15th annual charity motorcycle ride

LRLR announces the successful completion of their 15th annual charity motorcycle ride

USA – The Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) have announced the successful completion of their 15th annual charity motorcycle ride. The ride, which benefits the Behind the Scenes Charity and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS began in Manchester, New Hampshire on 24th June and finished back in Manchester on 30th June. The group, which comprised of 25 motorcycles and three chase cars, raised over $54,500.00, bringing the total raised by the LRLR since its inception in 2004, to more than $650,000.00.

The ride this year included runs to the top of Mt. Washington and Mt. Greylock as well as stops at the Shelburne Fall Bridge of Flowers, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory and, of course, several covered bridges. The route, which covered over 1,400 miles, took the riders through the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Some of the phenomena the riders encountered were:

  • 6 Mountain Gaps, Passes and Notches

  • 384 Road signs that warned “BUMP”

  • 192 Signs that cautioned “Hidden Drive Right”, but only seven that said “Hidden Drive Left”

  • 22 Road construction flag people with “Slow/Stop” signs. (Each worker was given a kazoo for their efforts.)

  • 612 shops that offered locally harvested Maple Syrup

The Long Reach Long Riders would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's ride a success. Donations are still being accepted. Please visit http://lrlr.org/ for more information.

The 16th annual Long Reach Long Rider charity motorcycle ride will take place in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado. Ride Marshal Jon Kirchhofer has tentatively set the dates for 7th July to 13th July. Please check the website in the coming months for updates on the route, registration and donation information.

11th July 2018

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