International Female Ride Day - Ride for the Borders May 3, 2013
In the words of our own Ann Savoy-MacKelvie, " Hey, we're Motor Maids. There is no such thing as just a ride. " And, to stand by her pegs, she has organized IFRD Ride for the Borders. Motor Maids from Nova Scotia will cross the border into New Brunswick, and meet up with Motor Maids from NB at Atlantic Motoplex in Dieppe for a BBQ. Then, they will ride across Confederation Bridge and cross the border into Prince Edward Island for fun, food and an overnight party in Charlottetown. Hopefully, many of the women from PEI who visited the ACMM booth at the Moncton Motorcycle Show last month will meet us. The afternoon ride will end in Charlottetown at Canada's Best Value Inn & Suites. Book a room and continue with the celebrations through the evening and night, and Ride for a Border again the next day. I forget to mention that this will be a women bikers' extravaganza, since women riders from other organizations and independent riders are also invited! THANKS ANN !
Ride details: International Female Ride Day Route
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October 23, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
Last monthly meeting of the season (2011-2012) - Our official riding season runs from Nov. 1-Oct 31. This may have been the last ride for most of us this season, but there will no doubt be more riding days in the calendar year. Twelve members turned out for the meeting, with Lynne as the lucky winner of the 50/50 draw. Beth and Ann crossed off another scavenger hunt item, a kite in the air. Nobody said it had to be flying in the air, eh? Conversation centered around how many members have reached their High Rollers mileage, year end meeting plans and officers, among other topics. After the meeting, several of us visited a couple of youngsters who are passionate about motorcycles. After sitting on all the bikes and a round of pictures, we headed out with the strong possibility of a new ACMM recruit in about 10 years. Ann Marie may be longing for a new ride after a test run on Tyler's bike.
September 23, 2012 - Monthly Meeting
JJ's Diner, 216 Roachville Rd., Sussex, NB. 12:30 Members and guests welcome. Despite the rain, drizzle and fog, 11 members and 2 guests attended. Nine of these rode bikes. Welcome to Mel Jandreau, Motor Maid from Maine and Florida, and Mike Shaw, whose cameo appearance is always a treat.
September 8, 2012 - Gord's Ride 4 the Cure
Six Atlantic Canada Motor Maids rode the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, NS, September 8, as part of Gord's Ride 4 the Cure. Over 800 bikers participated in the ride in support of Breast Cancer research. More than $80,000 was raised, bringing the total through the years to over $500,000.
On the trip to Cape Breton Friday, ACMM Jo picked up a nail in her back tire. Veteran participant in the ride, ACMM Ann, spoke to the organizer. Saturday morning, two RCMP motorcycles and one cruiser appeared in the parking lot in front of Jo's bike. One of the officers plugged the tire and it functioned perfectly for the remainder of the trip. Continuing luck followed Jo and she won a helmet and insurance certificate at the awards ceremony. Lady luck was not with ACMM Shan, as she lost a highway peg and pony tail on the ride :(