Season 6 Episode 8 Segment 1
Sicamous Summer Stomp Part 1
Ride Like a Local spoke with Steve Hammer, one of the event co-organizers. Steve started with the Sicamous Summer Stomp in 1994.
This year they had 14 bands booked for the event. Darby Mills, formerly of the headpins, was one of the performers. Darby is also a co-organizer and has a voice that can rock!
All original 6 members have since retired, however, Howard Halek came out of retirement and the proud age of 74 to light the night time bonfire.
So many amazing sponsors make the event happen. Pubs and distilleries small and large all come together to help with the event. Twin Anchor Structures has been a major sponsor. Warner Rentals powers the campground and in return sends a very small bill.
In 29 years The Sicamous Summer Stomp has raised well over 1/4 million dollars just in cash donations alone. The economic benefits to the community are estimated over 2 million. All together they believe it is somewhere around 50 to 70 million raised!!
For the 30th year they will be scaling back and going old school. They will have bike days with in the community with a family day as well. A great party will still be had at the campgrounds at the end of the night.
All in all it is a great weekend to get together with like minded individuals and have a great time.
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
Editor & Rider