They rode for the amazing late summer weather and camaraderie. They rode to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. But more than anything, the 35 motorcyclists and 45 participants assembled for the Maurer Foundation Second Annual Motorcycle Ride rode for their friends, family, and loved ones that had been touched by breast cancer.
The annual charity motorcycle ride, which raised nearly $4000 for the breast health education programs of the Long Island non-profit the Maurer Foundation, began its ride in Oceanside, NY on Saturday, August 29th. After a light breakfast and registration, the motorcyclists—who had traveled as far as Bayonne, New Jersey; Staten Island; Maspeth, Queens; Brooklyn and Long Island—revved up and took to the streets.
The charity motorcycle ride, was generously sponsored by the Long Island-headquartered Utopia Home Care, Inc. CEO and motorcyclist David Martinez said, “I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday—giving back to the community and enjoying a great ride out to the East End. I’m so happy Utopia had this opportunity to be involved.”
Motorcyclists toured nearly the full length of Long Island on the over 100-mile beautiful stretch of road. The scenic route included Ocean Parkway, with ocean views, the farms of Manorville, and the winding roads of the North Fork. Appetites were satisfied with a mid-ride stop at the biker bar and grill, Maples, and the final destination in Greenport, NY—the seafood restaurant Billy’s By the Bay.
“There was such obvious enthusiasm,” said Maurer Foundation Executive Director Susan Samaroo. “Everyone was happy to be there and there was an incredibly high energy level from all the riders.”