Seminole Electric Charity Bike Ride

The public is invited to join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 for a day of fun, fellowship, great food and to help raise money for an extremely worthy cause.

For this year's event, we have again chosen as a benefactor, Homes for Our Troops.  Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, 90% of donations to HFOT have gone to directly support Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors. Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator. Visit their website ( for more information.

The unescorted ride will start at the St Augustine VFW located at 6184 US1, St Augustine, FL 32086 and end at the Sam Hogg Pavilion, located at Seminole Electric. The approximate address for the pavilion is 274 West River Road, Palatka, FL. The VFW will be graciously providing coffee, donuts, and fruit (donation appreciated). The ride will cover 130 miles, with three stops. Registration will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. Registration will NOT begin until 9:45! First bike out will be 10:00 a.m. with the last bike out at 10:30 a.m. and last bike in by 3:00. Lunch will be cooked by our volunteers, and will be served at 2:30. You will receive a Ride Package which will include a map route and detailed instructions of the run at sign-up at the VFW. There will be prizes for best and worst roll of the dice, and drawings for door prizes. Additional dice roll sheets and 50/50 tickets will be available for sale. The cost is $25.00 per rider which includes, an event t-shirt, one raffle ticket for door prizes, goodie bag, dice roll sheet with instructions, and a meal bracelet for the end of the ride. If you list your e-mail address on the registration form, a confirmation e-mail will be sent.

Pre-registration deadline is 10/02/16 or you can register the day of the ride.

YOU MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED to be guaranteed a t-shirt, ride packet and other items. (Some t-shirts will be available the day of the ride.)  You may also pay by credit card the day of the event (surcharge added).

All proceeds from this year’s event will be going towards the home being built for Army Sergeant Patrick Wickens. His home is being built in Orlando, FL.

All wheels are welcome to participate in this ride.
Two wheels, three wheels, or four wheels are welcomed!!

You can also find Seminole Electric Charity Motorcycle Ride on Facebook.

Central Florida Members will be leaving from the 7-Eleven in Sanford.  Meet up time will be 7:30 am with feet up at 7:45 Sharp. We will ryde to State Road 11 as we make our way to the St. Augustine Area. We will be stopping at the Flying J at I-95 and State 206 before heading in to the VFW.  Estimated time to be at the Flying J is 9:20 am.  Address for the 7-Eleven is 4900 W SR-46, Sanford, FL 32771. This first leg will be about 72 miles so if you don't fuel up make sure you have enough in the tank to get you to the St. Augustine Area.

For folks staying overnight at Best Western in St Augustine on Oct 21st, we will depart Hotel main entrance at 6pm to ryde to Woodpeckers Backyard BBQ for supper..   Please let Hal know if you are attending that meal ryde.

AuthorJames Gerdes
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