Friday, September 17, 2021

Harley Riders set to ride in annual event in support of Salvation Army

The Salvation Army at Grenville Court will once again
be the Staging area for this years Harley Riders Run,
the community event roars off to the city's streets at Noon Saturday

 Participants in this years Harley Riders tour of the area will be hoping that the weather of today moves on before their Saturday afternoon ride, which will feature a large number of those taking their motorcycles out for a late summer ride.

Organizers are anticipating anywhere from 100 to 120 riders this year, arriving in Prince Rupert from across the Northwest and beyond.

The annual event, celebrating its 40th anniversary tomorrow is a long standing community tradition has provided for some much needed financial and material support for the Salvation Army.

Over their 40 years of the run the Harley Riders have averaged about $18,000 per ride for the agency in the city that serves the most vulnerable in the community.

With hopes of a lane turnout for 2021, they could roar past that average by the time Saturday evening arrives.

This years ride departs from the Salvation Army at Grenville Court at Noon hour Saturday, with the participants in the poker run (having paid the 20 dollar entry fee) stopping at five locations in quest of half of the pot, which is split with the Salvation Army.

Those not on the ride, but wanting to lend support can take advantage of the 50/50 draw or purchase the tee shirts that have been designed to celebrate year number 40 for the run.

40th Anniversary Tee Shirts for the 
Harley Riders run are now available

(photo from Harley Riders FB)

The cavalcade of motorcyclists will be travelling around Prince Rupert and area through the afternoon, and motorists and pedestrians should be watchful as they pass by.

Unfortunately, with COVID still a part of our times, the social elements of the annual run of the Dinner, Dance and Live music have been cancelled for 2021, as is the annual BBQ usually hosted by the Port Edward Fire Hall.

Those wishing to donate toys to the run can check in with Some Shockin' Good at the Save on Parking Lot.

As for that weather forecast, the nastiest of the weather system should be gone by Noon hour Saturday, though showers and maybe even a thunderstorm could accompany the riders as they take the roads of the region.

You can get some updates on today's run from the Facebook page chronicling the event.

More notes of interest on community events around Prince Rupert can be found here.   

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