F Troop, the Burney Chapter of United Bikers of California, hosted its Annual High Bars and Low Cars Run for the Money on August 5. Dozens of bikers from clubs throughout Northern California came to participate.
The event raises money for One SAFE Place, an organization that provides legal services, safety, and emotional support to victims of domestic assault and sexual abuse. One SAFE Place has an Intermountain Crisis Line, 530-244-0117. Victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence throughout the county can call the number and the call will be routed to local volunteers who will provide appropriate help and assistance.
Kristi Hanson, Event Manager for One SAFE Place, said that the Low Cars and High Bars “is the longest running independent fundraiser for our organization. They have been raising money for us for 14 years.”
Motorcyclists gathered during the morning at the Veterans Hall in Burney to register. Bikers from UBNC chapters throughout Northern California participated. Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Butte, Tehama, and Humboldt were among the counties represented. In addition, other clubs such as Back From Hell and the Christian Motorcycle Club also took part.
At noon, the run began. Bikers rode up Hwy 89 to Clark Creek Road, over Lake Britton Dam back to 89, and then back to Burney. Along the way they picked up poker cards to add to their hand.
By 2 p.m., everyone had returned to the hall for a delicious barbecue lunch and presentation of awards. Plaques were presented for high hand and low hand. In addition there were awards for Best Bike, Best Car and Longest Distance.
United Bikers of Northern California is a non-profit tax exempt charitable organization dedicated to the freedom and safety of all motorcyclists. Their motto is “Ride to Live — Live to Give — Give to Ride — Live to Ride.”
Burney’s local UBNC chapter, F Troop also hosts a Christmas Toy Run each year in December when they distribute toys to children from low income families in the Intermoutain Area.