Monday, July 27, 2009

Bikers For Boobs 2009

I participate in various charities throughout the Atlanta Metro area and I have found one more cause that is worth while: Bikers For Boobs - Bikers Battling Breast Cancer. It is an annual poker run that involves generally five different stops. At each stop you pick a card and then volunteers mark on your paper what card you have chosen and you move on to the next stop. At the end, the person with the best hand wins. This year's even was the fourth annual ride. It began at the Harley Davidson of Atlanta, in Lithia Springs; with stops at Fat Cats, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Amerian Legion Post 145, The Watering Hole, and the VFW Post 7404.

Since this was our first riding event, I was not really sure what to expect. What I found were a lot of bikers who are very dedicated to this cause. Many have been affected personally either by battling breast cancer themselves or by having a friend of a family member who has been affected. One tent in particular struck a very eye-opening chord for me. It was called the Memory Tent. I watched as people went in to pay their respects and I found it difficult to watch knowing that they had lost someone in their lives because of this horrible disease.

The people-watching was awesome. There were many women riders, some of whom had their bikes decked out in pink pom-pons and some who wore bras on the outside of their shirts. Of course, since the ride has boobs in the name you have to count on a few of the guys to have their own take on it. One guy wore a bra on his head. I wonder if his mother knew he borrowed her bra? Then, there was Walter. Walter is a dog who we were told has ridden a million miles with his owner. Now that's an Iron Butt! He was adorable in his little leather vest that carried a cell phone; although, I was curious to know who would be calling him. Probably some bitch.

UPDATE: I just read that this past weekend's event raised $25,000. There were 659 riders and 474 bikes.

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