Riders tour West Kootenays for veterans

$1100 raised to support the Veterans Transition Program

Riders line up in Castelgar for the 2nd Annual Motorcycle Ride for Veterans on Sunday

The 2nd Annual Motorcycle Ride for Veterans took place on Sunday, Aug. 25 with 55 riders from around the West Kootenays taking part in a great West Kootenay loop.

After a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausages, pancakes and more at the Castlegar Legion, Harvey Truax of Nakusp and Legion Zone Commander Bill McGuire launched the group off at 10 a.m.

Riders toured through Nelson, Salmo, Trail, Rossland and Nancy Green Lake before heading back to the Castlegar Legion for prizes and a barbecue.

The Legion in Salmo also provided all the riders with lunch.

All of the day’s events are proudly run by volunteers including the Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Ride registration organizer Jean Bonin said it was an impressive site with all of the bikes making their way through West Kootenay towns.

$1100 was raised through this year’s ride and all funds are going to the Veterans Transition Program. Donations can be made at any Legion branch or by donating online at legionbcyukon.ca.

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