This year’s checkpoints have been phenomenal though!! We could not be happier with the responses we've gotten from the dealerships about our riders or from the riders about the checkpoints. It seems as if everyone is enjoying themselves and is pleased to be a part of this great event. It is this sort of positive feedback that has kept me going back for more of this madness 4 years running. And in year’s like this, that feedback is more meaningful than ever.
By “year’s like this”, I am referring to the fatal accident that cost the life of Rider #737, John Anderson and the terrible accident that landed our friend, Rider #612, Carla DuBois in ICU. We all know the risk that is inherent to motorcycling but such platitudes don’t fill the void and cannot heal the injured. So - we pray. We come together and we try to prop each other up and to be strong for the ones who suffer, who worry, who grieve.