by Lynne Campbell
Atlantic Canada Motor Maids are taking full advantage of the summer weather and doing lots of riding. Every Wednesday a group of New Brunswick members get together for "Wicked Women Wednesday" and head off exploring; coastlines, farmlands, riversides, you never know for sure where they will end up.
Recently several MMs spent the weekend touring the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They were able to meet and ride with some women from another motorcycle group, the Saddlebags. Lots of good times!
Five MMs and one guest were fortunate enough to ride to Texas for Convention, and two others were able to join us there as guests. What a great trip it turned out to be, despite some bike troubles and more heat than we are used to riding in. We found that stuffing our jackets with ice at every gas stop made it possible to keep going. It was another great Convention and we tried to learn everything we could in preparation for hosting next year's 75th Convention in Moncton.
In June we participated in the Ride for Dad in New Brunswick and one of our members, Catherine Lawrence, was the third highest fund raiser! Some of our members also made it to Atlanticade in Prince Edward Island, always a lot of fun.
Coming up in Aug is the annual meet with Eastern Canada Motor Maids, this year in Chicoutimi, Quebec-always a wonderful time with a fun group of ladies. There is a bike rally in Cape Breton the first weekend in August, another bike event in Moncton mid-August and at the end of the month is the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby, NS, one of the biggest in this area. There will be white vests to be seen at every event.
In the meantime we are getting into gear for the 75th Convention next summer. It is going to be a busy winter but we are looking forward to the challenge.