Sunday, July 8 2012 10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
JULY 8 HERO RIDE TO HONOR THOSE WHO SERVE, SACRIFICE
MULTI-COUNTY POKER RUN OFFERS STAR-SPANGLED SUPPORT TO CBC
DAYTON, Ohio – Motorcycle riders love the freedom of the open road, so more miles should mean more to love in the annual Community Blood Center (CBC) “Hero Ride” Awareness Poker Run Sunday, July 8 through five of the Miami Valley’s most scenic northern counties.
The Hero Ride is again a patriotic, Independence Day tribute to all military members, emergency service workers and public safety officers, as well as blood donors. The theme of the ride is “Honoring all heroes who give, serve and sacrifice for the sake of others.” New this year is a five-county route that begins in Piqua and finishes 100 miles later in Urbana.
The starting point is Gover Harley Davidson, 1501 East Ash Street in Piqua and the ride finishes at the Urbana Moose Lodge, 632 Mosgrove Street, Urbana. The route is a scenic, back-roads trek through the most beautiful sections of Miami, Darke, Shelby, Logan and Champaign Counties, including a pleasant tour around Indian Lake in Logan Co. Stops are scheduled in Versailles, Jackson Center and Indian Lake.
Registration opens at 10:30 am on Sunday, July 8 with first bike out at 11:30 a.m. and last bike out by 12:30 p.m. Last bike in is set for 4:00 p.m. at the Urbana Moose Lodge. Entry fee is $10 per rider and $10 per passenger. Riders and passengers must be age 18 or older to participate.
Best hand wins the Poker Run competition. Riders will pick up a playing card at the start of the drive, at each scheduled stop, and at the finish in Urbana. Riders can purchase extra cards to sweeten their hand. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, free food and refreshments.
For more information contact CBC Gover Harley Davidson, 1501 East Ash Street in PiquaRepresentatives Judy Blankenship (937) 399-2611, ext. 3, Gover Harley Davidson, 1501 East Ash Street in Piqua; Kathy Pleiman, (937) 295-3100, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dana Puterbaugh (937) 997-2199, email@example.com.