BY PAT BRYAN
Soroptimist International of Trenton Area, which dedicates its volunteer efforts to improving the lives of women and girls, will hold its 14th annual women-sponsored motorcycle ride, “Save the Girls,” on Sept. 9.
Soroptimist is inviting bikers as well as the general public to participate. All proceeds of the ride will benefit the worthy cause of raising awareness of women’s health issues, domestic violence, and human trafficking.
The ride begins at Biker Bob’s Harley-Davidson, 14100 Telegraph Road in Taylor. Check in is from 9-11:15 a.m. where cider, coffee, and donuts will be available. The deadline for pre-registration by mail or online (http://formsmarts.com/form/1mdn) is Aug. 28.
The cost is $25 per rider, $40 for rider plus passenger, and $15 for a non-rider for a meal ticket only. The cost the day of ride is $30 per rider, $45 for rider plus passenger, and the meal ticket for non-riders is still $15.
The registration cost includes a police/Motown HOG Chapter Road Captain escorted ride, ride pin to the first 300 registrants, and a wristband good for a 10 percent discount off aftermarket parts and official licensed merchandise. The ride will leave at promptly 11:30 a.m.
Big Al’s Sports Grill, 34927 West Jefferson Ave. in Rockwood, will be the final stop after the ride. Dinner consists of specialty pizza, salad, soft drinks, and dessert. Drink specials and a cash bar will be available. Festivities include 50/50 and gift basket raffles. An extra-special opportunity to win a 32-bottle wine cooler including wine will be offered at $20 per ticket.
Contact Karen at (313) 969-9206 or by email: Soroptimist.email@example.com. Follow us on Facebook at 14th Annual Save the Girls Motorcycle Ride.
Mark your calendar for this upcoming Trenton Area Soroptimist event — “Battle for Freedom: Detroit Style.” It is a hair and fashion show with local salons competing to style the best models. The date is Jan. 27 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.
Those interested in learning more about the Trenton Area Soroptimists and our other activities, check out our page Facebook@Soroptimist Trenton, MI or firstname.lastname@example.org.