The Society of the United Helpers will be hosting its second annual “Ride for the Residents” Motorcycle Poker Run on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Registration begins at 10:00 am at the RiverLedge Campus at 8101 State Highway 68 in Ogdensburg. Cost is $20 for the rider and $15 for the passenger and includes the ride, poker hand and a steak dinner.
“The Ride for the Residents Motorcycle Poker is not just a fundraiser, it also serves as a social event for the residents,” said Lori A. Smithers, Development Director. “Like last year we are encouraging residents from each facility to come outside, take a look at the bikes, and engage in conversations with the drivers and riders.”
The 116 mile ride will start at 11:00 am at the RiverLedge Campus and make stops at St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena, The United Helpers Maplewood Campus in Canton, Amvets in Heuvelton and end at Amvets in Ogdensburg. Hotdogs and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at the Maplewood Campus.
Activities for the day include 50/50 raffles and prizes from many local area businesses including a chance to win a cottage rental with use of a boat on Black Lake for one week, donated by North Country Cottages & Campgrounds; a 42" flat screen television, donated by Walmart and the Poker Run Committee; a two-way bike communicator, donated by Moody Rivers Cycle; an Uncle Sam Boat Tour package with a Picnic Basket; and a motorcycle jacket; donated by Fun Unlimited.
A motorcycle enthusiast and an avid watcher of Orange County Choppers, RiverLedge Resident Eugene A. Jones is very excited for the Ride for the Residents event this year. “I used to ride a 1949 Harley Davidson Model 61,” said Mr. Jones. “It had a hand shift, suicidal clutch and a kick start. I didn’t get a chance to see the bikes last year, but I will definitely be outside to see the bikes this year.”
For more information or to register for the event visit the United Helpers website at www.unitedhelpers.org/event. All proceeds benefit the United Helpers Residents’ activities fund.
Pictured is RiverLedge Resident Eugene A. Jones with a picture of his 1949 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.