The Long Reach Long Riders are pleased to announce the route for their 17th annual charity motorcycle ride—A River Runs Through It. The 2020 ride travels through 4 states around the upper Midwest, with route highlights in and around the area known as “the Driftless,” a unique geological feature not affected by glaciers in the last ice age. The route also features many sweeping roads around hills and bluffs in Wisconsin and Iowa, the wooded forests of Minnesota, and travels along the deep incision of the Mississippi River.
The ride begins in St. Paul on Saturday, June 20 and ends on the 27th. Ride Marshalls this year will be Paul “Rev” and Peggy “Clutch” Sannarud. “Most folks think the upper Midwest is flat farmland,” noted Paul, “but those who know about the land shaped by the ‘Mighty Miss’ know better.” Peggy added, “This year’s ride is a great opportunity for our Midwest colleagues in the industry to join up with us to raise money for two very worthy charities.
Bill Sapsis, one of the founding members remarked, “If you were thinking about joining up with the Long Riders, this is the year for you to join the cause.”
The Long Reach Long Riders are a horde of theatre technicians/motorcycle enthusiasts from around the USA, Canada and beyond who ride to raise money for charity and have been doing so since 2004. What began in 2004 as a single event immediately turned into an annual ride that has raised over $650,000.00 for charity.
As is the custom with all worthy theatrical undertakings, this one began life on a bar napkin, at the USITT conference in Minneapolis, 2003. That first ride took took the riders from Boone NC (in the snow) to Long Beach, CA in March 2004. It was supposed to be a one-time event but they had so much fun they decided to do it again the following summer. And the summer after that and the summer after…well, you get the idea.
Their age group runs from the late 20’s to the mid 60’s and they ride many different bikes. It’s a great time with great people riding for great causes and they invite you to join them.
Learn more at www.lrlr.org.