The 10th Annual “Ride for the Red” motorcycle run will be held September 1st of Labor Day weekend to raise funds for the American Red Cross’ Finger Lakes Chapter’s local services, including the Services to the Armed Forces program. The event is supported by the Arkport-Corning HOG (Harley Owners Group) chapter and Arkport Cycles. The ride is in honor of local Veterans and Gold Star families from all wars.
“Ride for the Red” will be held from the American Legion at 45 Olcott Road S, Big Flats, NY 14814. The ride leaves at 10:30 AM sharp and will be led by NYS motorcycle Troopers through the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. Stops will be at the Bath VA center and Arkport Cycles where special discounts will be available to ride participants.
Pre-registration “on-line” is highly recommended - deadline is Aug. 31st. On-site registration runs from 8:30 to 10:00 AM.
The pre-registration cost is $25 for the rider and $25 for the passenger. T-shirts are included for pre-registered riders and passengers. A limited quantity of T-shirts will be available for “day of the ride” registrants. A meal, which will be served while at Arkport Cycles, is included for all participants.
There will be an auction after the ride for several cool items, including paintings by area artist Michael Barr. He will work on the paintings during “Ride for the Red” and looks forward to presenting them to the lucky bidder. Videos of Michael’s live paintings can be seen at www.facebook.com/FineArt.By.MichaelBarr/. So bring plenty of bidding cash.
The perpetual Chapter Challenge Award, similar to the Stanley Cup, will be awarded to the club with the most number of participating members. This award will be re-presented at future “Ride for the Red” events. The award is on display at Arkport Cycles in Arkport, NY.
The American Red Cross will also hold a blood drive at the Big Flats American Legion on Saturday, 9/1, from 1 to 5 PM.
Special priced hotel accommodations are available at Americas Best Value Inn in Painted Post, NY. Call 607-962-2456. Indicate code: Ride For The Red
Stay up to date on the ride at our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CorningHOG