Assistance Statistics

 

We love and need our volunteers!

As we start a new riding season, we have already had an unfortunate accident with a young man passing away this week.  Since the fall of 2018, the members of the Board of Bikers Down Society have been working on preparing statistics and obtaining financial statements through our new accountant that we can put out for public viewing.

Some records in the early years were kept with Pam who was a founding member of the Board but after her passing, some of those documents were not available for counting.

Tracy, our Secretary,  has gone through all the applications we assisted from 2012 through 2018 and noted that during this period, we have helped 27 applicants with financial gifts depending on their circumstances to help them out after their accidents.  These funds came directly from the fundraising work of all of the riders and contributors who have supported us over the years.

With the assistance and direction of our new accountant, we have set up a system for tracking and reporting and we will convene a general meeting in the fall of 2019 inviting anyone who wishes to attend to an open discussion.

Thank you for your support as a community and sharing in the work that we are trying to do.  We welcome new volunteers and would love to have you attend any event we pull together.

It’s all volunteer hours that make this clock tick and the momentum we’ve built upon in the past couple of years is getting more people aware of motorcycle safety and the Society’s efforts to be here to help those who need assistance after an accident.

Halifax Biker Girls Calendar Supporting BDS & BACA coming October/2019

Calendars will be for sale at Liberty CC, Freedom Cycle and Riding in Style Leather in HRM and will be available in store in October, 2019

If you’d like to pre-order contact Amy Miller the creator and photographer at amymiller6004@gmail.com.  Also still looking for sponsors to keep costs to minimum.

Pre-order price $20.00

In store price $25.00

Amy’s got some really amazing young ladies lined up for the calendar who are hot, cool and represent the essence of the freedom of a woman on a bike.

I can’t wait to see the finished product.

Ride Route for the Ride with the Angels Memorial Ride – June 16th

Ride with the Angels Memorial Ride

Peggy’s Cove from Sackville Cross Rd to old Sackville Rd

turn right onto Old Sackville Rd to Lucasville Rd

Hammonds Plains Rd to Tantallon to lights for Tantallon Rd

Turn left at the traffic lights onto Tantallon Rd until you get to Peggy’s Cove Rd .

It is a total of 95 km return so about a 2 hour ride with the break.

The roads are okay so The Angel Ride is to Peggys Cove and back to Faders

https://goo.gl/maps/tMTfLdDBe8ND4pub6

BBQ’s start May 30th across from Riding in Style’s lot at Fader’s Bottle Exchange

2019 BBQ Season

This bbq  always starts at 5:30 pm and has moved across the street to Fader’s Bottle Exchange

 

 

This bbq supports the injured bikers we try to assist through the Not-For-Profit that was set up in memory of Mike “Toad” Roach.

Unless it’s raining and we post a cancellation the BBQ is on.

Hope to see everyone come out and support.

Blessing of the Bikes May 18, 2019 – Mount Uniacke

https://www.facebook.com/events/541736729684627/

Blessing of the Bikes 2019 hosted by Holy Spirit Lakelands

Holy Spirit will be hosting our second annual Blessing of the Bikes. It was warmly received last year and we look forward to our event this year! Freewill Offering with proceeds going to Uniacke Wishgivers and Holy Spirit Church Painting Campaign

1231 Highway 1 Mount Uniacke NS

Anglican Church (902) 256-2109

info@holyspiritlakelands.ca

https://her.is/2VwljtF

 

Winners of the 50/50 Draw & the Leather Duster…

Donald McLeod of Dartmouth is our big winner for the 50/50 draw at the Motorcycle & Powersports Atlantic Show.  Congratulations on your prize of $ 1,620.00 !!

Also, we held a by donation draw for a leather duster coat donated by Riding in Style Leather – congratulations to Melvin Adams.

A big thank you to Vicki Geddes and the management team for the Motorsport & Powersport Atlantic Show for supporting Bikers Down and helping us with a booth and putting us in touch with the folks at Tap 50/50 for our lottery ticket machines this weekend.

Our Volunteers make the difference and we really appreciated everyone who was able to come out and help over the 3 days of the event.  We split the shifts up between Board Members and volunteer helpers.

Andrea Williams, Frank Marcelli, Melvin Adams, Linda Cook, Amy MacKay, Mick Arsenault, Vicky Smith and Sandy Arsenault-Briand. Thank you to everyone who supported Bikers Down Society at this weekend’s show.  ML&R

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