I got word late last night that KISS FM ( in Vernon hosted a poll to see if the Mayor of Vernon BC, Rob Sawatzky, should support Sturgis North - sadly I did not get the notification to rally the troops until it was too late - however, if like most riders you are tired of being tarred with a brush that is not yours to wear - there is still something you can do to show support.

You can email the mayor of Vernon to express your support for this event:

Ray Sasseville and Joan Hansen of Sturgis North are doing everything in their power to pay people back after the losses that were suffered at the 1st Sturgis North event in Salmon Arm - if this event is not supported or allowed to go ahead - they will never be in a position to make things right and in my humble opinion they deserve the opportunity to attempt to make things right for everyone.

The fact of the matter is that the Hells Angels seldom pose a problem at a public event - they are far smarter than the cops or politicians give them credit for being...

The poll of Kiss FM had the following results:
82% in favour of the Sturgis North event and 18% not in favour...
All systems are green for go for this event - but the more support from the public, the better.

With bands like The Guess Who, Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, Edgar Winter and the Stampeders already booked - this should prove to be a fun and well attended event - let's just hope for all concerned there are not more DEA and Anti Biker Units present than there are spectators and that we as a community will be allowed to have some fun without the scrutiny that we riders were put through last year. Your support NOW has a chance to make that happen.

Someday we riders will be able to attend an event and not be treated like second class citizens but that will only happen if this community starts getting vocal!

There are other articles of interest over at

Don't forget that entries for the 2012 Beat the PMS Blues online Show 'n' Shine are only accepted until midnight MST on January 31st - if you aren't entered you can't win!

I leave you with a few giggles that have been shared with me by friends on Facebook and through emails...

Have a fabulous Friday and weekend!

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

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