Indian dealer in New Jersey raises $5K for Boston bombing victims

Publish Date: 
Sep 30, 2013

UNION, N.J. – Participants raised more than $5,000 to help families affected by the Boston Marathon bombing with a ride hosted by Indian Motorcycle of Northern New Jersey and CycleTrader.com.

“I appreciated the support of CycleTrader. I only wish we could have raised more money for such a worthy cause," Stephen Waite, dealership vice president and general manager, said. The companies report that 450 people showed up to the May 28 event benefitting One Fund Boston.

“We want to help our dealerships whenever we can, especially with events such as this. We share the same values and priorities, so when we can collaborate for a great cause, it’s very rewarding,” said Paige Bouma, general manager of CycleTrader.com.

Vendors included Polished Motorcycle Detailing, Rider Insurance, and Anthony Vella Designs. The Indian motorcycle "Spirit of Munro" Special Streamliner and the new Indian Motorcycle Thunder Stroke 111 Engine were on display. Other vintage Indian motorcycles included a 1912 Board Track Racer and a 1931 101 Scout.

There were raffles every half hour, giving away dozens of prizes like Major League Baseball tickets, motorcycle service certificates, restaurant gift cards, leather jackets, helmets, T-shirts, a custom-painted helmet, and more.

Posted by Holly Wagner