03/14/05 — Motorcyclists take to road to raise money for the Red Cross

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Motorcyclists take to road to raise money for the Red Cross

By Becky Barclay
Published in News on March 14, 2005 1:45 PM

Area motorcyclists will Ride for the Red on Saturday, March 26 to raise money for the Red Cross.

The Goldsboro chapter of Blue Knights International is sponsoring the 75-mile ride, which will begin at the Red Cross office on North George Street, take U.S. 70 East, then N.C. 111 South, to N.C. 55 West to U.S. 117 North back to Goldsboro. From there riders will travel north on N.C. 581, east on N.C. 222 and south on N.C. 111, ending at Shelton's Harley-Davidson. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts at 11 a.m.

The registration fee is $20 for a rider and $10 for a co-rider. The first 150 to register will receive a free T-Shirt.

Capt. Glenn Barnes of the Goldsboro Police Department, the president of the Blue Knights chapter, said the group hopes to raise at least $2,500. Barnes said he expects to have at least 150 motorcycles participate.

Sponsors include Quality Pump, Barnes Properties, Raymond James, the Little Bank, R.A. Sutton Electric, North Carolina Community Federal Credit Union, Goldsboro Jaycees, Coastal Lumber Co., Wayne Realty and Insurance, Jay Holland, Larry Allen, Heating and Cooling by Hughes and Rosewood Hardware. Donating to the event are Shelton's Harley Davidson, McCall's Barbecue, Mickey's Pastry and Darwin Screen Printing.

For more information, people may call Barnes at 735-3874 or Sam Jones at 735-0246, or visit the group's website at www.geocities.com/blueknightsncix.