Thousands of Americans ride their bikes to enjoy Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail, the best place in Canada to ride a motorcycle. I want to give back to our American biker friends by raising money for a charity that they cherish. I chose Rolling Thunder Charities as the sole benefactor. The major function of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. is to publicize POW-MIA issues and are also committed to helping American veterans from all wars. Rolling Thunder is a solid organization with 93 Chapters (as of 2010) all over the United States of America. Their Charity work is directed solely by volunteers and 100% of collected funds are passed on to the cause. Each year, I will ride from Nova Scotia to Bangor, Maine, to hand over the monies raised. This year, President Billy White, RT Chapter 2, ME will lead a ride from Sanford, ME to meet us. This is open to all motorcycles. I'm leaving Arisaig, Nova Scotia at 8am on Friday, September 9th, 2011. Staying close to, or in, Bangor Friday Night, and meet up with Rolling Thunder members and the US contingent of the 911 ride in Bangor at 11am.
Friday, September 9th
8am Leave Nova Scotia
6pm Close to Bangor to stay the night
Saturday, September 10th
11am Meet up with RT at Dysart's Truck Stop in Bangor
12:30pm Leave to Freeport to see Billy White's Band and other festivities
4pm Check into Hotel
Sunday, September 11th
7:30 Rolling Thunder Group stands with the Flag Ladies (see article below)
10:00 The executive of Rolling Thunder, as well as participating members, acknowledge their guests (That's us from the 911 Ride!) and we present our funds raised.
12:30 Parade starts for the Dedication Ceremony. All of us on the 911 Ride have been invited to ride with the RT group in theparade (quite an honor, thank you Billy)
2:30 Everyone says our 'good-byes' till next year
I have no idea how many or coming, or how many need accommodations. We have booked rooms at Howard Johnson in Freeport and have been given a special rate of $99/night (Double Room). 4 of these rooms are still available...
If you are Canadian, and want to ride up with me, reply to this email or give me a call at (902)870-4630.
Hope you can join us,