George’s Ride revs up for its third year

Motorcyclists looking for a way to hit the open road while raising money for a good cause can check out George’s Ride this summer

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Named for organizer and two-time prostate cancer survivor, George Hufnagel, the charity event will see participants motor on two wheels from Lethbridge, Alberta to Waterton Lake National Park and back on July 26. Marking the third-annual ride, this year’s event will raise money for patient resources at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre – the third-largest facility in the province.

Rides in 2012 and 2013 drew about 50 riders, but this year promises to boast an even bigger turnout. “They are hoping to get 75 bikers this year,” says Darren Neuberger, development officer with the Alberta Cancer Foundation. “We have a lot of people that really enjoy doing the ride; it’s very scenic going to Waterton and back. And then the supper, dance and auction are always a good time as well.” Also bigger and better this year will be a fundraising goal of $100,000, Neuberger says.

Riders can join the tour for $100, or $150 for tandem entries. Meanwhile for those who prefer to just attend the dinner and dance afterwards, tickets are $50.

“It’s unique. We don’t have a lot of motorcycle rides through the Alberta Cancer Foundation,” Neuberger says. “It’s bringing a different [participant] to the event, people who are enthusiastic about riding their motorcycles. It’s electric; the buzz around the Jack Ady for it is great.”

For more information about George’s Ride, visit albertacancer.ca/georgesride2014

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