The 2012 Long Reach Long Riders annual charity ride will begin and end in Seattle, starting on Friday, August 3.

Before returning to Seattle eight days later, the group will visit some of the finest scenery the rugged Northwest has to offer. From the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, to the Olympic Peninsula and the furthest northwest corner of the contiguous US at Neah Bay, this promises to be one of the most scenic rides the LRLR have taken. Booming surf, majestic old-growth forests, and picturesque fishing villages will all be on the agenda. Additional sites in the planning include Mt. Ranier, Mt. St. Helens, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath Falls and a visit to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. What was supposed to be a one-time ride in 2004 has progressed into a great example of what can be accomplished through collaborative effort and a unifying goal.

The unifying goal for the Long Reach Long Riders is raising money for two worthy charities: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, and The ESTA Foundation's Behind The Scenes. To date, the LRLR has raised more than $300,000, mostly through small donations, giving donors a conduit to give back and make significant positive impact on the lives of their colleagues.

For more information, to join the ride, or to donate, visit the Long Reach Long Riders website.