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F Troop hosts run for Northern California bikers

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.

Gene Brookover from UBNC Trinity County on his 2003 Road King Classic

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.”

Ron and Marian Marglen, Kristi Hanson, Greg and Carol Trotter, and George Whitfield

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.

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F Troop Christmas Toy Run

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F Troop raises money for toys for kids

F Troop held a two day yard sale the weekend of September 17-18 at the Mt Burney Coffee Company. All proceeds from the yard sale go to support the club’s “Toy Run.”

Yard sale to raise money for kid's Christmas toys

Yard sale to raise money for kid’s Christmas toys

This is the Second Annual Yard Sale held by the club to raise money for the toy run. The weekend before Christmas, the Club will deliver toys to children at apartment units and trailer parks in Burney, Johnson Park, Fall River Mills, and Big Valley.

F Troop members at the yard sale

F Troop members at the yard sale

F Troop is the Burney affiliate of United Bikers of Northern California.

United Bikers of Northern California is a non-profit tax exempt charitable organization dedicated to the freedom and safety of all motorcyclists. Part of their motto is “riding to live and living to give.”

In August the club also hosted “High Bars and Low Cars” a fundraising ride to raise money for One Safe Place in Redding.

F Troop President Greg Trotter and his wife Carol said, “Special thanks to Brandon from Mt. Burney Coffee Company for letting us hold the yard sale on their property,”

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Rancheria RV Park hosts Motorcycle Fundraiser for Vets

October 4, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, 84 riders from the Redding area stopped for lunch at the Rancheria RV Park as part of a fundraiser for Homeward Bound Military. The Rancheria is located just off Volcanic Scenic Byway Hwy 89 between Hat Creek and Lassen Park.

Bikers at the Rancheria

Bikers at the Rancheria

The event was organized by Steve and Paula McCarley, owners of Redding Yamaha Seadoo. Each motorcyclist paid $30 to participate in the ride. In return they received a shirt and lunch.

In addition to the entry fees, several businesses also donated to the cause. One of the major sponsors was Paul Emmett of Paul’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning in Redding. Emmett also participated in the ride.

Steve McCarley with sponsor Paul Emmett

Steve McCarley with sponsor Paul Emmett

The riders gathered at Redding Yamaha in the morning to begin the ride. Most of the riders came up Hwy 299, but some came up Hwy 44. John Donaldson, whose son works at Redding Yamaha was the first to arrive. He said it was a chilly ride as he went through the high area by Lassen Park.

Donaldson first to arrive

Donaldson first to arrive

By noon the parking area was full of bikes and everyone enjoyed mixing and mingling over a delicious hamburger lunch. In addition to the 84 registered riders, some sponsors and other supporters also came. In total about 100 people attended and 96 lunches were served.

 

Lunch

Lunch

This is the third year the bikers have held the event. The first year they raised $1000. The second year, the event raised $4200. This year the ride is expected to raise about $8000. McCarley said that Homeward Bound Military was selected to receive the proceeds because they have no paid employees and 100% of money donated goes to returning veterans and their families.

Before getting on the road for the ride back to Redding everyone gathered for a group photo.

Group Shot of all riders

Group Shot of all riders

Afterwards all of the veterans who participated were recognized and honored.

Veterans at the fundraiser

Veterans at the fundraiser

McCarley said, “Our goal is to have fun doing what we love and supporting those who make it possible to do so.”

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