The Motorcycle Ride for Darrell

Posted in: Events and News | by Mark Uttley | May 04, 2011


Time and time again we see examples of motorcycle riders banding together to help out friends, colleagues, strangers, and just about anyone who needs help of some kind. The Motorcycle Ride for Darrell is a perfect example of just such an event, so if you are within riding distance of Windsor, Ontario, you will want to do what you can to clear your calendar for a day of great riding and great cameraderie on June 11, 2011.

Date: Saturday June 11, 2011

Time: Registration 3p.m. at Thunder Road Harley Davidson, Windsor, ON or online at The Motorcycle Ride for Darrell

Kickstands up: 4p.m.

Route: Ride will be a fully escorted nonstop ride on Scenic roads in Essex County arriving at the final location at 4780 11th Concession in Tecumseh, ON. This is the location for Jobin’s Field Bash aka Phil’s Hill. Sheltered parking for motorcycles on site.

Who’s invited: Anyone that is a licensed motorcycle rider can be part of the ride with passengers welcomed. If you don’t have a ride, you can still attend the activities at the end of the ride for a nominal fee.

Cost: $20 for rider and $15 for passenger which includes meal and entertainment and coin for rider.

Non-motorcycle guests $15 if purchased through ride committee includes meal and entertainment.

Activities: Ride cost includes dinner and a commemorative challenge coin, live music provided by 3 professional local bands and a local DJ. Tickets for beverages will be for sale on site.

Transportation: Shuttles will be provided to the nearby campground and some area hotels for those that do not wish to drive home. 24hr. security will be provided for motorcycles on site.

The Ride for Darrell is presented by: The International Association of Firefighters Motorcycle Group district 13, Windsor Professional Firefighters Benefit Fund, Blackburn Radio (The Rock), Thunder Road Harley Davidson, Jobin’s Field Bash (Phil’s Hill.)

Reason for the Ride:

This ride will be a fundraiser in support of Brother Darrell Ellwood of L0455 Windsor, who was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a severe form of cancer last year and was near death. Darrell received some excellent medical care in Windsor at two local hospitals during his 49 day stay and then in London for 20 days to undergo a stem cell transplant. While Darrell was in grave condition, the local hospital had him on an oscillating ventilator system that he credits with saving his life. The city has only one of these units and on Darrell’s recommendation, this ride was organized to help raise funds for a possible second oscillating ventilator unit or other equipment requested for the local Intensive Care Units. During Darrell’s many days in hospital, Darrell was aware of a situation where another patient was in need of this ventilator and the unit was in use by another patient and a transfer to London was necessary.

Please join us in support of brother Ellwood and in enjoying a fun day.

Contact: Mark Uttley [] 13th District Event Coordinator

For further info call: 519-969-6230 home or cell: 519-984-9819


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