More love for Love Ride 26

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On the heels of a $10,000 donation from Allstate, more donations are coming in for the Love Ride, what organizers say is the single largest one-day motorcycle charity event in the world.

The 26th annual Love Ride was canceled due to lack of sponsorships, fewer participants and the overall weak economy. Organizers are holding a scaled down event featuring an autograph signing with actor Peter Fonda and a special screening of “Easy Rider.”


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It isn’t Love Ride lite, organizers said. The event is expected to draw lots of people, and they won’t go hungry.

Organizers said people have come forward in recent weeks to supply the event. One cook will bring 330 lbs. of tri-tip to BBQ and another man said he’d supply roasted corn.

A cigar shop said they’d donate 2,500 cigars.

“It’s pretty amazing, we’re getting phone calls like crazy, people saying they are coming out Saturday and Sunday and asking, ‘Do you have any room for us?'” Steve Fisher, a spokesman for the Love Ride Foundation said.

The Love Ride Foundation, which supports about a dozen charities, accepts donations year-round. More information is available at:


Written by Max Zimbert

October 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Entertainment

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