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    Commerative cross country ride


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    Quote Originally Posted by REDC650GT View Post
    $5700.00 is a lot of coin, but it does sound neat
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1100rtp View Post
    $5700.00 is a lot of coin, but it does sound neat
    $795 if you pay your own expenses.
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    I find it a bit disconcerting that neither of the charities mentioned, Final Salute and Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists, show up on the two most prominent charity rating sites that I know of. Neither of the sites Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) or Charity Watch (https://www.charitywatch.org/home) show a rating for these charities. Caveat Emptor.
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    Lightbulb Sisters centennial ride

    I have been enlisted to be one of the ride leaders for this momentous event. I understand your concern about the charities. I'll pass them along to the event creator. Both are not large charities, and being as they are more narrowly focused on women, they may not be in a listing of big or popular charities. That is one of the problems with the internet. It cannot be ALL inclusive and sometimes the best, but small entities get overlooked.

    $5700 does sound like a lot of money, but look at what you get for it. All nights in ***+ lodging, leaders (good for getting info and help even if you don't want to ride in a group), meals, a chase vehicle for luggage, and the camaraderie and media coverage. The full ride is 21 days. If you wish to join us for a shorter time, there is the option of joining an abbreviated tour starting in Colorado Springs and a weekend/finale tour from Carson City to SF. We are encouraging riders to meet with us along the way at some of the events we have planned such as The American Motorcyclist Museum and Mid-Ohio races, various museum events, and a ride up Pikes Peak.

    Please find out for yourself about the tour by going to www.sistersmotorcycleride.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by mototraveler View Post
    I have been enlisted to be one of the ride leaders for this momentous event. I understand your concern about the charities. I'll pass them along to the event creator. Both are not large charities, and being as they are more narrowly focused on women, they may not be in a listing of big or popular charities.
    I did find "Final Salute, Inc." in GuideStar and also found the 2014 IRS Form 990 for the organization there. It is a 501(c)(3) corporation with the mission to "provide transitional housing for female homeless veterans and their children." Gross receipts were $780,749 in the 2014 Form 990. Total expenses for services provided were $498,657. The President and Development Director (Cpt. Jaspen Boothe) was paid $61,389 in 2014. The 9-member Board of Directors has three women and six men as members. There is a lot of other detail in the form 990. I did not look at the 2013 and 2012 990 filings.

    I could not find "Women's Coalition of Motorcyclists" in GuideStar. Maybe it's under another name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mototraveler View Post
    I have been enlisted to be one of the ride leaders for this momentous event. l
    Hi Karen. Were you the tour leader on a Edelweiss tour at Missoula Montana in 2003? I think we meet you on that tour. We were on matching blue and white K1200RSs.
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    Looks like the Club has offered support as well.


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    Motorrad Presents

    Day long demos during this event. This to me seems like a great idea to develop interest in the brand. This does seem like quite a logistical challenge. Best of luck to the Marque!

    http://www.sportrider.com/bmw-f700-g...e-participants

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    Nice article and some history.

    This ride appears to be highly coordinated with many events along the way. I hope this goes very smooth for the participants. Coming up quickly.


    http://www.masslive.com/living/index...otorcycle.html


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    Nice article on two participants

    Neat article on two friends who are making the ride.

    http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/ne...625-story.html

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    Best of Luck to Ridera

    This ride began today. Keeping all that participate in my thoughts and prayers. Have a great, fun and safe journey.

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/sto...trek/86641268/

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    Article from Colorado on Pikes Peak assent for the group

    I saw this today and it sounds like the group is hitting their marks.
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    http://gazette.com/motorcycle-ride-h...rticle/1580505

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