Season 6 Episode 3 Segment 3
Ride for Mom Nisku AB
Standing beside her bike, Ride Like a Local spoke with Yvonne Wright, a seasoned rider from Calgary AB.
She stated why she was on the ride that day:
"Any abuse makes me teary. I was able to take control of my life and if this ride helps 1 abused woman, it makes it all worthwhile."
Ride for Mom donates to Alberta women's shelters and there is simply not enough funding. "When a shelter worker has to turn someone away because there is simply not enough beds, that worker takes that home with them. They feel the pain."
There needs to be more alternatives and support. With the support of the riding community, some will come for the ride All will come for the cause.
Until one day, hopefully, we will no longer need the ride.
Ride Like a Local was then off to Tofield AB. Once again the town of Tofield pulled off a fantastic day with the streets blocked off to accommodate the riders and the cause.
Some fun was had too. Riders lined up to be frisked by the local sheriffs department! The department complied and lots of laughs were had.
If you are blessed enough to live where you can be riding today, please remember to ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you.
Belt Drive Betty