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20th Annual Ride For Children

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By “Kneecap”

Lately a new word “Godwink” has been coined. It is defined as an event or personal experience so astonishing that it is seen as a sign of divine intervention. Bruce Rossmeyer, who passed away in 2009, must’ve went to God and said, “Hey, this year the ride is not only raising money for the camp that provides free services for children that are seriously ill, but is also celebrating my “life and legacy”. “Can you give the ride a Godwink”? God granted his request and winked out one of the most beautiful riding days of the year. The ride started off as just a little motorcycle ride in 1994 to raise money for Camp Boggy Creek that was in the process of being built. Since then it has raised more than $5 million for the camp.

The theme this year was “Accelerating Dreams”. The Grand Marshals for the ride included actor, John Slattery (Roger Sterling), actress/wife, Talia Balsam (Mona Sterling), from AMC’s Mad Men, and Paul Yaffe, bike builder and Bagger Nation founder. Jody Perewitz, who holds the world record for being the fastest woman to ever ride an American V-Twin motorcycle over 200 mph, must’ve needed another hug from me because she showed up again this year.

This article is too short to say all that is needed about the ride and the camp. So go to my website to read more.

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