Saturday, June 11, 2011

Toy Ride 2011

Today, I took part in the annual Fredericton Motorcycle Club Toy Ride. This is the third year that I have taken part in the ride and it is the only large group ride I participate in. Like the last two years, the event was well organized and the weather was perfect. This year the event was a bit different for me as I rode the Buell 1125R (so I looked a bit out of place)...the V-Star 1100 is temporarily out of service.


The ride supports the children's unit at our regional hospital and also supports the "Breakfast for Learning" program at Stanley High School...both excellent causes. I think I heard the organizers say that there were 166 bikes in the ride, so that is a pretty good turn out.

Like past years, I took some time to look at some of the rides and there were a few that caught my eye and peaked my interest. The custom work on this Harley-Davidson was very cool! Check out the custom wheels, the skull air intake cover, the brake lever and the gas tank.


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What can I say about this one...great looking bike!


And...I have not seen one of these for ages, a Honda CBX 1100 Super Sport. I actually rode one of these many years back and it was scary!


Here's a short clip I put together of the day!

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Thanks to the Fredericton Motorcycle Club for another fine event! I look forward to the 2012 Toy Ride!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Brian
    I just wanted to let you know that in addition to the $930.00 we raised for the Stanley School, we also are able to donate approximately $3000.00 to the DECH Child Life Unit. We also donated a couple of huge hampers full of toys. Thanks for participating and for the kind words. This year was one of our most successful rides. Hope to see you again next year.
    Don Comeau
    FMC President

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