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Rides to honor our Atlanta area men and women of service

We’ve rounded up more fantastic opportunities to support local charities, meet fellow riders and enjoy some great fall weather. And since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, check back for a listing and description of many of the rides taking place throughout Georgia raising money for cancer research.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Light Up the 9/11 Living Honorarium Motorcycle Ride
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Bunten Road Park, 3180 Bunten Rd, Duluth, GA
Cost: $25; $15 for passenger (includes breakfast) with special collector T-shirts for the first 100 registrants
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Sponsored by Duluth Merchants Association is a ride honoring those in public service including our policemen, firemen and United States military. Tickets sales go towards the purchase of the lights for the city of Duluth’s 9/11 honorarium which was unveiled in a ceremony on September 11, 2011 on the town green. A committee formed from the Duluth fine Arts League, city council and others choose Martin Dawe’s design, awarding him the project and a $50,000 commission.

The ride starts at Bunten Road Park with pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis and ends at the Duluth Town Green. The Duluth police department will provide riders an escort. There are lots of activities planned with door prizes and food vendors on the green for non-riders.

Ride For Haiti Poker Run
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place: WOW Motorcycles, 508 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, GA.
Cost: $ 30, $10 for passenger
This ride will raise funds for Children of Jesus Orphanage in Port-Au-Prince through the efforts of the Hero Relief Organization. The Poker Run will start at WOW Motorcycles on Cobb Parkway in Marietta and end at Hooter’s on Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw, Georgia. Riders receive a playing card at every stop; at the end of the ride, the best poker hand wins $500. Expect fun and games at the finish line for the whole family.

Hospice for Heroes Motorcycle Run
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place: Clayton City Hall, Highway 76 East, Clayton, GA
Cost: $30, $20 for passenger which includes a t-shirt for each participant and lunch at the new Clayton City Hall
Experience the colors of fall in the Northeast Georgia Mountains on this ride and honor our veterans of Rabun County. All profits will offset the costs of the 2011 Veterans Appreciation Dinner. The route will be guided by Georgia State Patrol taking riders through Helen, Richard Russell Scenic Highway with a stop for refreshments and coffee at the new VA Outpatient Clinic in Blairsville, GA. The return trip will be via Highway 76 East through Young Harris, Hiawassee and end at the Clayton City Hall parking lot where lunch will be served.

We are proud to be a part of the Metro Atlanta community and salute all the fine men and women who dedicate time to help serve and protect others, be it through public or military service or charitable efforts. If you’d like us to share your event, feel free to post it on our Facebook Page, Georgia on Two Wheels. Like us while you are there.

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