End of Season (?) Ride
Saturday October 28th was most likely our last chapter ride of this year (weather permitting) so we made the best of it. We started from Rotterdam and headed down ST-30. A quick stop in Grand Gorge then continued south alongside Pepacton Reservoir arriving at the end of ST-30 (where are we). We had lunch at the circle diner in Hancock NY. Good food and nice friendly people. Finally pointed the bikes north. The furthest riders marked over 300 miles. This area of NY is beautiful with open land and high peak mountains in the far distance. We'll be back. Great time with my Blue Knight brothers and that's what it's all about.
Toys for Tots
Today we participated in the annual Toys for Tot's ride sponsored by Brunswick Harley-Davidson. We could not have asked for better weather, 72 degrees in late October. Our chapter rolled in with 16 bikes and most of them were two up. In all, over 600 bikes gathered to support this great cause. As we rode through numerous communities young and old were out there waving and enjoying the view of so many bikes. It is a blessing when bikers can come together and impact a community in such a positive way. This is what its all about, Blue Knight Brothers and Sisters getting together and having a great time for a good cause.
40th Anniversary Celebration
On October 14th NY VI celebrated it's 40th Anniversary. We were blessed with perfect weather for our outdoor event. The turnout was excellent with outside guests from our Tri-State NY Rep and NY XXIII. Five of our members with over 30 years ranging from 38 years to 31 years were recognized and awarded plaques. A six member with over 22 years was also recognized. The food was hearty and beverages were a continuous flow. We popped open a bottle of Booker uncut bourbon especially made for us Blue Knights and toasted to our past, present and our future. The stories and laughter's were unstoppable. It was a good time had by all who attended. NY VI is alive and well and we are looking forward to the next decade. In the meantime our fraternal camaraderie and the love of motorcycles will bind us toward the journey of memories.