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Ronald McDonald run
Sunday July 28 is the anual Ronald McDonald run leaving the Westwood Massachusetts train station. This is one of the largest runs in the northeast, usually 3-5,000 motorcycles with a 200 motorcycle police escort. They actually shut down a section of route 128/95 and route 9 in both directions. This is a HOG sponsered event, I usually don't participate in their events but this one is usually pretty impressive and for a good cause. If you need more information your local HOG chapter should be able to give assistance. If your in the southeastern Mass area feel free to Email me.

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I live in Central Mass and did not hear about it until late Sunday afternoon. Would've liked to participate in it. Is HOG membership a requirement for that ride? I know that about 200 bikes met at Sheldon's in Auburn and they got a State Police escort to Westwood. That alone would have been fun!
 

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Thanks for the link. :Dennis
 

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When I get my bike I look forward to getting involved with these kinds of events. Getting out there and meeting all these people, looking at all the bikes and to hear the sound of a thousand + Harleys -- Wow! Sounds great.
 

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cox9000,

Many biker functions and events, particularly "charity" events, are open. That is, you can attend even if you do not own a bike. The charity will accept your donation with open arms and you can check out the bikes in attendance.

IMHO, there are many people who attend biker "charity" events and they do not own bikes.
 

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pasadenajim,
I do have a bike (never been without one since I was a kid) but I thought these events were for Harleys "only".

I'm riding a 83 metric touring bike at present. I probably won't be riding it too much after I get my Harley. I do plan on keeping it -- it's been very dependable & reliable.

Are there other events like this open for all types of bikes?
 

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cox9000, this event is definitly jot for just Harleys. It may have started out that way, but it isn't now. I'm not getiing my bike for a month or two, but I showed up to check it out this year(it came through my hometown). There was every kind of bike there. I'm looking forward to being in the middle of it next year:D
 

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Toy Runs and "charity" rides are almost always "open" events. Rides sponsored by motorcycle rights organizations, like ABATE and AMA or "open" events. Many fliers advertise the an event as "open to all bikes".

Can you run into a person with an attitude about your metric bike? Of course, that can happen anywhere.

Just read the new issue of American Iron Magazine last night. There was an article about Run to the Wall 2002. In the article, there was a comment that most of the bikes were Harleys but there were many metrics in attendance.

Ride what you like.
 

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Pleasure Pig,
Well Hells Bells and.............Then I'll be right there with you next year. Thanks for settin' me straight.

pasadenajim,
All this time I thought these were Harley rider events -- I saw Harleys and assumed wrong. Thanks for letting me know.
One of the other forum members told me earlier today about American Iron magazine. I'm going to get a copy tomorrow.
 
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