The Southern Alberta Chapter of F.I.R.R.E. held it's very first fund raiser - a poker run to assist two riders families: Yvonne Perry & the family of Rick Betts.

Yvonne was a passenger injured in an accident back in May - the rider of the motorcycle - John was killed in that accident and Rick Betts from Lethbridge was killed in an accident and his family needed some support. His wife Levi was hospitalized after the accident. 

Helping a fellow rider or passenger in the advent of an accident is a big part of what the Foundation for Injured Riders, Rights & Education is all about.
This weekend in Southern Alberta, the Riding community got together to show 2 families - one a single mom & her 12 year old son and the other - Rick's wife - Levi, that they are cared about. Reaching out a helping hand, working to make a difference in our own community - within our family "Wind".

You see, every weekend we riders reach deep into our pockets and help all sorts of charities and while that is wildly important so is helping our own family, our own community, the riding community. I am so proud of our brothers and sisters in that southern AB country - what a great job for your first time out of the gates!

The next group to be working to impact the riding community and help light a F.I.R.R.E. is the central AB Chapter in Thorsby on August 7th and 8th: for all of the information!

In the news today:
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took part in the HOG Rally in the southern Ukraine

In Calgary AB the final ECL Choppers for Charity ride brought in a ton of cash and toys for it's last time and the Hells Angels anniversary bash was a low keyed affair.

In the Windsor and Essex County region Kathy Troiani & the Essex County Riders make a difference and in Ameliasburgh ON Bikes & the Museum mixed it up!

In Manitoba a rider was killed and his passenger hospitalized after a collision yesterday.

In Nova Scotia - Cape Breton to be exact they look back at last year while anticipating this years Thunder in the Highlands Bikefest!

In St John's NL the MAC Rally rolled in to it's final destination raising approx. $75K for Breast Cancer research!

If you are fortunate enough to be riding today - PLEASE - I beg you  - Ride like every SOB in the country has an unsafe load, is blind and can not see you and IS out to get you and please ride Proud not loud and consider some push back on the issues that affect our safety!

I LOVE YOU and want you around to argue with, to bench race with and to just generally hang out with so please - take care of YOU...YOU ARE IMPORTANT HERE!

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