3rd Annual Torch Ride to be held this Saturday, Sept. 8

KDK is pleased to work with this local organization making a difference in the lives of our own Maine Special Olympic Athletes.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 marks the 3rd Annual Torch Ride. Torch Ride is an annual motorcycle ride to benefit Special Olympics Maine. The 2012 ride is dedicated in memory of Fred ‘Razor’ Merritt who passed away in February 2012.

This years’ ride will be departing the Owls Head Transportation Museum at approx. 9am and travel Route 1 through Rockland and Camden to Belfast. In Belfast the ride will stop briefly at the Reny’s parking lot to pick up a group of riders coming in from the north. We will then head out Route 3 to Texas Roadhouse in Augusta where we’ll break for approx. 45 minutes. The return ride we will take Route 17 back to the Museum approx. 1:30 p.m.

We would like to encourage everyone to be patient as we pass through your
area. Please wave and cheer on the riders, as well as the athletes who will be on the bus provided by Schooner Bay Taxi of Rockland.

If you would like to go on the ride the registration fee is $25 and starts at 8 a.m. at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Even if you don’t ride a motorcycle you can still take part by riding the bus provided by Schooner Bay. If you would like to attend just the BBQ, auction and live entertainment, an entrance fee of $10 per adult; $5 children under 10; or $20 per family.

This years’ auction items include a lawn tractor and trailer, flat screen tv, laptop computer, a tailgate grill, miscellaneous hats, tees and gift cards from local businesses.

Local Special Olympics athletes will be attending the event and this years entertainment is provided by the popular local band, Crossin’ Mason Dixon. Special guest Miss Maine Collegiate 2013 Callie MacQueston will be visiting for the day and the Darlings Ice Cream for a Cause will be there to raise money for our organization.

Thank you to the 100+ businesses who provided monetary support, auction items or food. Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster, Schooner Bay Taxi, Home Depot, and KDK Apparel Printing & Embroidery.

For more information about Torch Ride visit our website, TorchRide.info, email TorchRideMaine@gmail.com, or call 975-01713 or 975-0165.

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