Girls do it, Too!
Carlisle Bike Fest was home to the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker makeover sponsored by GEICO where the Girls got a chance to give back to a couple of "average Jills" on Saturday July 18. The winners Kristen Buckley, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, and Victoria Kriner-Aversano, of Myerstown Pennsylvania, were chosen from four finalists. Both women received personal makeovers, head-to-toe riding gear, and a host of other prizes. For the grand prize, Victoria's bike got "hooked up" with a ton of parts such as a new seat, speakers, spoked wheels, and some pinstriping. Seeing the finished product was an emotional experience for Victoria, who became slightly tearful as the bike was unveiled and called the prize a blessing. She said the seat and speakers will prove especially handy for playing patriotic music along the long rides she takes as a Patriot Guard Rider attending soldiers' funerals, Victoria is a regional representative for America's 9/11 Foundation and a volunteer with the non-profit Soldiers' Angels.www.garage-girls.com, photo credit, Jill Hunt.
Ride To The Moon
On Monday, June 29, 2009, Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members around the world logged 4,373,937 miles during the club's second annual Million Mile Monday riding marathon. "Our members set the bar pretty high after last year's three million miles, and we are ecstatic to have exceeded that by more than 45 percent this year," said Benny Suggs, general manager of the Harley Owners Group. To put the cumulative mileage in perspective, 4,373,937 miles is the equivalent of almost 77,000,000 American football fields (goal line to goal line). If you could ride from the earth to the moon, you'd have to make more than nine round trips to log 4,373,937 miles on your odometer. Riding 4,373,937 miles on an average motorcycle compared to driving a standard passenger car saves nearly 109,375 gallons of gas (or 5,609 barrels of crude oil); at $3 a gallon, that's a $328,125 savings in fuel. Million Mile Monday is an annual event on the last Monday of June and is open to all H.O.G. members-riders or passengers. The feat was recorded by logging into the club's exclusive members-only website where participants registered their miles ridden on that day.www.hog.com.
A Good Ride, A Good Cause
Capitol Nashville Recording Artist Little Big Town hosted their third "Ride For A Cure" on Sunday, June 14, 2009 to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation. This year's event was a huge success and raised $52,000 for cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The T.J. Martell Foundation supports leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research at six top hospitals in the United States. The Frances Williams Preston Laboratories were named after Frances Preston, past president and CEO of BMI and current president of the national T.J. Martell Foundation. www.tjmartellfoundation.org