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Island motorcyclists ride for charity

Jul 18 2012

A large pack of motorcycles will be travelling from Comox to Victoria for charity on Saturday.

Riders in the fourth annual Military Police National Motorcycle Relay Ride will be raising money for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children and the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. The relay is a national event with rides organized in every region.

The island ride will end at the B.C. legislature on Belleville Street at 3: 15 p.m., more than six hours after leaving Comox.

The national fundraising goal is $100,000, with each rider contributing a $25 registration fee or more than $100 of fundraising.

"Anybody can ride," said Petty Officer Second Class George Robinson, who is the B.C. provincial ride captain. "We ride rain or shine."

It will be Robinson's third year participating in the event and he said he expects up to 75 riders.

"Every community we stop at really steps up, comes on board and helps us out," he said.

Though the island ride is a one-day journey, enthusiasts can participate in a longer route on the mainland.

On July 28, riders will leave Victoria and travel around the mainland in a six-day loop.

For more information, go to mpnmrr.ca or contact George Robinson at 250611774.

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