Motorcyclists Take to the Streets During Credit Union Charity Ride
August 18, 2011
Aug. 18, 2011
Fibre Federal Credit Union and iQ Credit Union are teaming up to host the sixth-annual Credit Union Charity Ride, once again offering motorcyclists the chance to not only feel the wind in their (helmet-covered) hair, but to feel good about doing so as they ride through scenic southwest Washington in support of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Ore.
Registration will be available at the event site for $35, but riders can save $5 by pre-registering until the morning of Friday, Aug. 19.
The annual event is populated by motorcycle enthusiasts, community partners and credit union professionals alike and is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, with riders departing from Woodland, Wash., at 8 a.m. After stops at Castle Rock, Johnston Ridge and the Hoffstadt Bluffs, the ride wraps up at Fibre Federal Credit Union’s headquarters in Longview, Wash.
The Charity Ride has grown significantly since its humble beginnings in 2006, when fewer than 50 riders and 16 sponsors raised $16,000 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Nearly 150 riders participated last year, helping to raise more than $40,000, bringing the event’s five-year total to more than $200,000.
Part of the Oregon Health and Sciences University system, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital boasts more than 1,000 doctors and staff working toward not only diagnosing and treating illness and disease in children, but also toward researching and developing cutting-edge treatments and cures.
“All of us participating in the Credit Union Charity Ride see it as a fun, but very serious, responsibility,” iQ Credit Union President & CEO Roger Michaelis said. “Sick kids are people who haven’t had a chance at life yet. It’s not their fault, and it’s not fair. As a society, we need to be doing everything we can to help them.”
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