Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

American Cycle Center - A Ride for the Storm

Written by  October 31, 2005

American Cycle Center held a “Ride for the Storm” to raise money for the American Red Cross and the hurricane victims. The ride left American Cycle Center in Hoover, Alabama at about 8:30 a.m., Sunday, October 9, 2005, with 60-70 riders making the trip to 29 Dreams Motorcycle Resort in Vandiver.

After everyone had gotten there and settled, Amy from American Cycle Centers, along with the help of Freddie Miller from the Southern Cruisers, held an auction with all kinds of good things like helmets, saddle bags, backpacks, T-shirts, hats, framed prints, leather chaps and jackets, etc. Leigh acquired a new Harley hat, and I got into a bidding war with Mr. David Santos over a framed piece that had dogs shooting pool, and the dog with the cue stick in “paw” was a bulldog. Of course I thought I had to have it, but it wasn’t meant to be. At the last minute another gentleman outbid us both. We did, however, meet the couple who donated the print, and they told us where their shop is and that they have other bulldog prints as well. Cool!

The day was a little cool when the ride started that morning, but by midday, it was perfect!
It was pretty cool for the Red Cross as well—by the end of the day they had raised several thousand dollars, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. The folks at American Cycle Center are usually among the first to step up and help to raise money for a worthy cause. This month it was the Red Cross; last month it was the March of Dimes.

We appreciate all the good work guys!

And on a personal note, Ms. Amy, from American Cycle Center, is to be married in November and we wish her all the best on her wedding day, and for all the days to come. Congratulations Girl!

We still have all of the people along the Gulf Coast and New Orleans, as well as the victims of the earthquake, in our thoughts and prayers! Please continue to do what you can to help these people, as the need will be there for some time to come! Thank you!

Write-On and Ride-On

Story and Photos by Lynn Reynolds & Leigh Lilly:
Lynn Reynolds and
Leigh Lilly - Birmingham, Alabama