A.D. Farrow Harley-Davidson in Columbus/Sunbury, Ohio, is helping to launch a new 7,000-mile, nine-day motorcycle rally which this year will benefit a children's hospital network.
Held June 13 through 23, the American Motorcycle Rally "will not only test a rider's stamina and endurance, but the mental capacity to follow directions and digest information during the event. Riders will encounter some of the most beautiful scenery in the world; from desert to vast mountain ranges, incredible coast lines, plateaus and scenic farmland that define the United States," it was announced.
The ride will start and end at A.D. Farrow H-D (see photo), a longtime Top 100 dealership, and is open to all riders, riding any stock manufactured motorcycle or trike. GPS devices from ArrowTrack will be attached to each rider and motorcycle, allowing enthusiasts to track their favorite riders via the rally's website. Cost to register is $1,000 plus $250 for the GPS device.
"With $500,000 in cash and prizes, including motorcycles and other valuable merchandise the rally will be sure to draw some attention," organizers said. Single riders are eligible to compete for the cash and prizes, according to the rally's website.
The American Motorcycle Association has granted a charter membership to and officially sanctioned the rally. "This is a great first step for us" said AMR president Greg Sarff.
Other dealer sponsors include Harley Haven from Columbia, S.C.; McGuire Harley-Davidson in Walnut Creek, Calif.; and Peterson's Harley-Davidson of Miami, Fla. A.D. Farrow, it's worth noting, is celebrating its 100th anniversary starting in June.
The 2012 ride will donate all proceeds to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, one of the country's largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care networks.
Posted by Mary Slepicka