Last weekend I headed out to Edgerton Alberta for the Fire 'n' Wheels Rally.

The ride down was a mixed bag of weather with it being cold and windy but dry leaving Grande Prairie. I stopped for breakfast in Valleyview at the Subway with a friend, put on my heated gear and rain gear as the sky looked positively ominous and headed off again. On the Anthony Henday it started to rain and by the time I hit the turn off to Wainwright, it was pouring.

I stopped in Tofield for a coffee and something to eat knowing I only had a 180 K to go and it was only 6PM, I could make it if I din't daly long.  That turned into I will stay right where I am, and I got a room at the Beaver Hill Motel.

Snow, ahead of me for at least a 60KM swath.
No, I was not riding through that, I have done it before, did not like it much.

I had a good night sleep and headed out bright and early.
I made it into Edgerton with about a half hour to spare before the Poker Rally left.

From the time I arrived until the time I headed in to Wainwright to sleep the day was a blur.

We went to Wainwright for the Poker Stop and I did some photography.
When we got back to the grounds I got cameras set up and interviewed a ton of folks for Ride Like a Local our Community TV Show on EastLink TV.

We had a magnificent supper and watched amazing demonstrations from the Fire department on using the jaws of life and we watched a car with no oil, no water blow up for the chance to win some$$$$.

As the evening's entertainment got started, Mother Nature dumped on the event, and not just a little, it was a deluge. Our colouring competition only saw 4 people participate but they had fun in spite of no lights in the beer gardens area.

The entire time that Mother Nature was being rotten, the auctioneer kept pressing on....
In all over $45,000 was raised by the event to help the Edgerton Volunteer Fire Department, thanks to the sponsors and volunteers that made sure the event was paid for before the gates opened!

Thank you to Greg and Dawn Curtis for the hospitality and to all of the volunteers who worked so hard - THANK YOU!!!!!

Here are some photos of the 125 bikes that participated in the poker run parade through downtown for more coverage of the Fire 'n' Whee's Rally in Edgerton Alberta on Ride Like a Local on EastLink TV....

There are three chances left to colour your way to Sturgis!

In Canada's MOST Rider Friendly Community - JUNE 22nd Hafford, Saskatchewan at the Supreme Motorcycle & Auto Service Show and Shine BBQ Fundraiser for Lupus.

The Fatboys Motorcycle Association $10,000 Guaranteed Grand Prize Poker Run JUNE 22 - in High Level, Alberta

AND the final opportunity - July 6th at Horsethief Hideout Invermere BC BC at the Memorial Rally.

$10 to colour - Members of the Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association colour for free.

This weekend I will be in High Level with Erika Oldale helping me and Kristine Olson will be in Hafford Saskatchewan.

Come on out and let's drink adult beverages and colour beavers!!!!

If you are blessed to be able to ride today, please remember to ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you.

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

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