Thousands of drivers to and from the hub of Northern Nevada thought they had somehow missed a couple of weeks of September and were headed into Street Vibrations, scheduled for September 22 – 26, 2010, with events in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Virginia City. The Highway Alert Signs above the Interstates showed their electronic messages: “Drive with caution: Heavy motorcycle traffic ahead”.
Regardless of the type of motorcycle ridden, Harley, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, or any of the other trademarks, the riders were welcome. Beginning at the Sparks Cottonwood Park, announced the Daily Sparks Tribune, the hour-long, police escorted motorcycle parade rode a route through Reno and back to the park. It was a time of community and connection, the sharing of a love for life enhanced with the freedom of riding a motorcycle through the beautiful fall setting of Northern Nevada, while remembering the tragedy suffered by our Nation nine years ago.
KOLO8 reports that the Iron Nation Motorcycle Club Reno sponsors Never Forget 9/11 Motorcycle Run. Besides the ride, the event included a barbecue and live music. The children joined in the planned activities, while families enjoyed the warm, comforting sunshine, relaxing and chatting with others after the ride. The community is invited and encouraged to participate in next year’s event.
The Nevada Military Support Alliance will receive the money raised from the event. To date, that is almost $80,000, according to club founding member Bob Dawg. That organization helps families who have lost a service member due to service, and service members injured during deployment.
If you like to ride, put this event on your calendar for next year. For information, email the club at email@example.com.
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