July 2019 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
IBEW L. U. 29 MOTORCYCLE RIDERS CLUB                                  
Brothers and Sisters,
June was an exciting month with several charity rides your MRC attended. The weather was good for most of the month and summer is upon us now. The weather is getting warmer and the roads are under construction everywhere.
We did the Homeless Vets ride June 9th, where the union and the MRC both contributed to such a great cause. 100% of the money raised goes to helping all veteran’s in many ways. Thanks to all the members who showed up to support the MRC supporting this event. We also rode to Johnstown for Thunder in the Valley. It was hot but the ride through the country was great and the rally was all we expected. On our way home we stopped at the FIREWOOD in Apollo and had some of the best smoked/barbeque food I’ve had in a long time. They served us a lot of food for a good price and the food was outstanding. I’m planning on putting a lunch ride together in August for the MRC and ALL our union Brothers and Sisters that would like to do join us at the FIREWOOD.
The MRC has a Charity Event that we sponsor coming up July 13th for the North Side Constables. This ride is for the Senior Citizen in the Kane Senior Centers. All the money goes to giving these Seniors something to do with their time throughout the week. Whether is in house entertainment or going to the movies or shopping or social events in the community. This Charity gives those seniors the opportunity to live a quality of life. The start of the ride is at the County Court House downtown. 436 Grant Street, and registration starts at 8 with Kick Stands up at 10. I hope all the union members of IBEW 29 can join us.
The IBEW East Coast Ride is July19th to the 21st in Charlestown W.V.  Those who have rooms good for you because the area of hotels is full. This has been a great event and growing each year with union members coming from all over the US and even Canada. If you have never been to this event and cannot make this year plan on joining us next year. It’s usually the 3rd weekend in July.
On Sunday, July 28th is the Blue Ride put on by the Blue Knights. Registration is at the North Strabane Twp. Volunteer Fire Department on Route 19 in Canonsburg. Registration is from 9-11 with kickstands up at 11:30. This is an escorted ride with plenty of food!
So, lots to do in July and I hope you can join us in some or all the events.
If you’re not a member of the MRC and would like to join or ask about the MRC you can contact the Union Hall for information at 412-922-6969 or me at 412-523-8920.
Ride Safe and Ride often.
In Solidarity,