Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 16th 2008 Scavenger Hunt

Hey All,

Let us start by saying a great big “Thank You” to everyone who joined us for the Scavenger Hunt ride on Sunday. We had a great turn out! The weather was a little chilly and windy but we all had a safe fun ride with a lot of laughs for a good cause.

We started the day off with a buffet breakfast at Ryan’s in Lincolnton, where we signed up new members, registered riders for the “Hunt”, added new e-mail addresses, explained our goals and gave out “clues”. After opening the clues some riders who were not from Lincolnton were urged to buddy up with someone who was. As with anything the more brains working the better the responses. Then everyone was off to hunt for the seven stops to find a “charm” at each one. The stops were in no exact order and they stretched from east to west. With three hours to search the county and to arrive back at Woodmill Winery, it gave plenty of riding time. We also provided a “Hint Hotline” for anyone who was having trouble locating a stop. A few riders had to call but that is what the hotline was for, besides realizing you were in the wrong place was half the fun.

The first rider back with all seven charms won a 1 year membership to Lincoln County Cruisers, congratulations Gary Lovin. Each rider received one entry for the door prizes for every stop that they returned a charm from. So if you had seven charms you had seven chances of winning a door prize. Thank you to Ryan’s, Open Road Cycles, Dillworth Coffee House, Hospice and Woodmill Winery for allowing us to use their facilities Sunday. We would also like to thank Al Lane Motorsports, Dillworth Coffee House, Straps and Snaps, Parts Unlimited, and Tucker Rocky for donating the door prizes.

As a result of Sunday’s ride Hospice was awarded $ 325 as a donation. Not bad for a cool, windy day of fun.

For anyone who was unable to attend:
Lincoln County Cruisers is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to providing a safe riding experience for everyone who enjoys riding and having fun. We do not have any initiations, no special requirements that a rider has to meet or any specific motorcycle brand. We welcome riders to join us for any of our charity rides. The only requirement is that you pay your registration fee and have fun riding while being safe. The signup fee is donated to the charity for that day.

If you wish to become a part of the Lincoln County Cruisers and wear one of our t-shirts there is a membership fee of $25.00. Membership pays for the t-shirts, stickers, newsletters and you can ride in all the charity rides for a reduced cost. Plus there will be some member only rides later in the summer.

We look forward to seeing you all at the next ride on April 20th 2008. Hopefully the weather will be warmer and less windy. Be sure to bring a friend or two!