The Long Reach Long Riders are pleased to welcome the latest additions to the roster of riders for their 2009 charity motorcycle ride. Sam and Kacey Fisher, of Fisher Theatrical in Hanover, Maryland, will be joining returning veterans and the other new riders to help raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes program. This will be the 6th annual ride for the group. What started out as a one-time ride has blossomed into a yearly event that has raised over $170,000 in the past five years.
This year's ride begins on July 31 in Richmond, Virginia, and ends August 6th in Dahlonega, Georgia. In between will be a leisurely ride through the beautiful Smokey and Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as trips on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the famed Dragon's Tail in Robbinsville, NC.
To date there are 14 bikes and two chase cars registered for the ride. There are eight Harley Davidsons, three Hondas, one BMW, one Kawasaki, and a Buell. The riders hail from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Washington DC, Maryland, New York, British Columbia, and England. David and Brenda Edelstein, of London, England, are making it a family affair by bringing their kids, Henry and Lucy, along for the ride. Rumor has it they'll all take turns riding behind David on his Electra Glide.
Greg Williams, who shares this year’s ride marshaling duties with Alice Neff, and Moe and Christine Conn, notes, "We're thrilled to have Sam and Kacey on the ride and hope that more people will also decide to ride with us. The more people we have the more money we raise. It'll be more fun too."
For more information on joining the ride, making a donation or sponsoring an event along the route, please visit the Long Reach Long Riders website.