Cops and Bikers team up to raise funds and safety awareness

Bikers Rights Organization Safety Ride 2018

Keeping with a Spring time tradition, now in its 34th year, a group of local motorcycle enthusiasts (Bikers Rights Organization Canada) along with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service gathered at Strathclair Sports Complex this past Saturday morning for their Annual Awareness and Memorial Ride. The ride’s primary focus is Safety, reaching out to fellow motorists now that motorcycles are back on the streets in fairly significant numbers after a long Winter break.

It only takes a few extra moments to keep everyone safe on the roads; Look Twice – Save a Life:

  • take a second glance in your mirrors, especially the blind spot when making lane changes
  • check twice in each direction when pulling out from a driveway or transiting intersections.

In appreciation for the support they receive from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, the bikers also use the event as an opportunity to give back by raising money for Cops and Kids, a local charity where officers are able to accompany less fortunate kids shopping for their families during the Christmas season.

“It’s a good charity… they’re giving to us by helping us out with safe conduct on the ride and we like to help them out in return.” said Gerry Rhodes, BROC Chair.

Gerry Rhodes, BROC Chair, also mentioned to SaultOnline that their charitable efforts didn’t end with this event. For the past 20+ years they have held an annual Toy Run in September where they collect toys and donations for Women in Crisis as well as an annual Christmas Party in December where they collect toys and donations for Christmas Cheer. Currently they have 69 members here in the Sault area.