Two motorcycle charity rides are coming up, Barnes Harley Davidson has announced. The Summer Sizzle Charity Poker Run is June 16 and will benefit Juvenile Diabetes research.
The Langley Harley Owners Group is behind that effort. Then on July 28, there's the Ride into History which befits the Gateway of Hope shelter. It's organized by a group that includes City and Township, Fort Langley, Kwantlen First Nations, the motorcycle community and the historic site.
Summer Sizzle Charity Poker Run, June 16
Advance registration at Barnes Harley-DavidsonR on June 15. There's a barbecue and cruise-in night open to the public from 5-8 p.m. or register on the day 8-9:30 a.m. June 16
Ride Into History at the Fort, Fort Langley,July 28
Advance registration at Barnes Harley-DavidsonR or register on the day at the Fort 8-9:30 a.m. on July 28
There's a lot of horsepower in Langley and the Fraser Valley! The floors of some of the most fertile land in the country allow for horses,cars and motorcycles to view a variety of scenery from mountains to valleys and with more than a dozen motorcycle shops in the area,
Langley is a home to the motorcyclist whatever their ride might be. The great thing is that you can ride 10 minutes north, south, east or west in Langley and get away from the traffic lights and urban sprawl. The twisties as the bikers call them, the curvaceous secondary roads filled with an endless variety of scenery, create a feeling of freedom. "Leaning into those corners takes you back to your childhood and makes you reminisce about your first bicycle," said Jim Hird, a longtime rider and employee of Barnes Harley-Davidson."
Bikers are known for raising money for charity and right in the heart of our Langley community we've got two great rides happening this summer.
The Summer Sizzle Poker Run June 16 benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research, is organized by the Langley Harley Owner's group is a great three hour ride that you can ride at your pace.
"This year's route takes us through Fort Langley twisting and turning our way out to Mission and then through the scenic Fraser Valley. From the tight switchback on 80 Ave to the long winding Rosedale Ferry road in Chilliwack there is something for all types of bikes. Along with the Poker Stops are five observation questions that will challenge the riders as they cruise through the route," said Greg Huot, route co-ordinator for the Summer Sizzle.
The Ride Into History July 28
This inaugural event is all about raising money for the homeless, the Salvation Army's Gateway of Hope.
"It's about making a difference in our own backyard," said City Mayor Peter Fassbender.
The activity - a celebration of motorcycling and the History of BC, takes place at Fort Langley National Historic Park from July 27-29. It's organized by a group of volunteers comprised of representatives from the City and Township, Fort Langley, Kwantlen First Nations, the motorcycle community and the historic site.
The public is welcome to attend. Events organized in the Fort Langley National Historic Park include concerts by donation; pancake breakfasts by the Fort Langley Lions Club, a motorcycle show & shine, Salmon BBQ and for the motorcycle rider there's a three hour scenic ride that starts and finishes at the Fort Langley National Historic Park.