AWESOME RIDE - The Al Lund Memorial Motorbike Ride is set to roll this Sunday

Annual Al Lund Memorial Motorbike Ride set to roll

Now in its third year, event organizers are gearing up to bring the entire community together for one last fling before the snow flies.

  • Sep. 9, 2015 11:00 a.m.

The Al Lund Memorial Motorbike Ride is set to roll this Sunday, September 13. Now in its third year, event organizers are gearing up to bring the entire community together for one last fling before the snow flies.

The morning will start with a pancake breakfast from 9 -11 a.m., hosted by the Wetaskiwin Firefighters Society at the West Fire Hall.

After breakfast, registered riders will take a tour approximately 240 km through beautiful central Alberta. Along the route there will be several checkpoints where participants can collect scrabble tiles to compete in word competitions at the end of the ride. The riders will then return to Wetaskiwin at about 3 p.m. for a wrap-up barbeque and prize ceremony at the Heritage Museum.

Please note that 50th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets, will be closed to traffic for the afternoon. The heart of our historic downtown will once again be at the pulse of the city. Main Street will transform into a public space where everybody can enjoy a great afternoon including a barbeque, motorbike “Show and Shine” and prize draws. The Heritage Museum will of course also be open, and kids of all ages will be able uncover the dynamic heritage of Wetaskiwin City, County, and the Maskwacis Four Nations through exhibits and interactive displays that span from the time of the dinosaurs to the War Years.

The Al Lund Memorial Motorbike Ride is a fundraiser benefitting the Wetaskiwin & District Heritage Museum. Museum board president and ride chair Kathy Lund and her family were honoured when a group of people approached with the idea of having a motorbike ride in memory of her late husband with the proceeds going to the museum. Because she and Al were both so involved with the museum, Kathy saw this as a great fit, and thus the Al Lund Memorial Motorbike ride was born.

“At the end of the day” Kathy says, “when you think about life, all you really have are your memories. The Heritage Museum is the keeper of memories for the city, county, and Maskwacis. This fundraiser is not about one individual person, but a community of memories”.

The cost for the pancake breakfast is only $5, and barbeque $10. Registration for the ride is $30 and this includes both the breakfast and barbeque. Visit lundmemorialride.com for more information.

We can “Harley” wait to see you on Sunday!

 

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