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The lake erie loop starts tomorrow, one of the NYCvinMoto guys is running it aboard a cb200. Sounds crazy and so you knowit will be a lot of fun. You can read more about the loop here:
http://www.lakeerieloop.com

if anyone is in a nearby area I think it would be cool to try to meet the riders and roll with them a bit. There is also a touring class open to any bikes.

Here's the story poached from the website:

June 6-8, 2008

"The Lake Erie Loop (LEL) is a fundraising event to
benefit the "Aluminum
Cans for Burned Children" Foundation (ACBC). ACBC
provides many services for
pediatric burn victims, mostly through the donation of
discarded aluminum cans.
The foundation provides medical supplies including special
bandaging
materials needed for the care of burns, a scholarship
fund and a summer and
winter camp, all at no cost to the children or their
families. The "Learn Not
to Burn Trailer" is another feature of ACBC. This
adolescent sized two story
house trailer visits elementary schools in North East
Ohio to teach young
students about burn safety in their own homes.
Raising additional cash for ACBC through motorsports
was started in 2003
when Brookpark, Ohio firefighter Bill Murar, an avid
motorcycle enthusiast,
rode over 12,000 miles to the four corners of the
United States, many of them
on a 1965 Sears 106SS motorcycle. Bill is continuing his
fundraising efforts by sponsoring the Lake Erie Loop, a
650 mile endurance run around the
lake to be completed in one day.
There will be two distinct groups involved in this event;
under 225cc
bikes that will be competing for cash prizes and
unlimited size bikes riding
along for fun. For the smaller bikes, this will be an all
out endurance run to
see who can complete the trip in the shortest amount of
time.
The bikes will be divided into four classes;
=Unlimited 50's - if it started life as a 50cc it's
eligible and vintage bikes
up to 110cc.
=125's - up to 125cc and vintage bikes up to 160cc.
=200's - up to 200cc, any Cushman style scooter with a
stock based motor (no
Cushman hybrids) and vintage bikes up to 225cc.
=Tourist class - any size, any bike. There will be no
authorized competition
in this class, it's a fun run only.
*** Vintage bikes will be bikes 30 years old and older,
or "like" models.
The cash prize for the each of the three smaller
classes will be a 50/50
payout of the entry fees. Entry fees are $50 for the
small bike class and $25
for the Tourist Class. I.E., if 20 bikes enter the 125
class there will be
$1,000 paid in entry fees, $500 (a 50/50 split) would
go back to the class as
a cash prize. The $500 would be paid out to the top
three riders with the
first place rider getting 65% of the purse ($325), the
second place rider
getting 25% of the purse ($125) and the third place
rider getting 10% ($50).
The LEL is a three day affair that will begin and end in
Wellington,
Ohio. On Friday we'll gather at the Clare-Mar Lakes
Campground,
Saturday morning we'll head out around the lake and
Sunday we'll hand out the
awards. There is no official route, all we ask is that
every rider leave
Wellington, go through Detroit, across Canada into
Buffalo, then come back to
Wellington. You pick your own route, ride safely at your
own pace and return
as quickly as possible. There will be a few checkpoints
along the way. The
location of these checkpoints will be revealed just prior
to departure to help
ensure fair play amongst the riders.
All participants must have a motorcycle endorsement if
one is required in
your state or province. Wearing of helmets is
encouraged and is mandatory in
many of the areas we will be riding and proof of
insurance must be provided. A
birth certificate or passport will be required at the
border crossings between
the US and Canada. Failure to bring one of these
documents may bring very long
delays. All motorcycles and scooters must have working
headlights, taillights,
brake lights and horns. All riders will be required to sign
a waiver release
form prior to the ride."
 

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Not too shabby at all. Sounds like a blast too.
We need pics...course he probably doesn't have time to stop and take pics :)
JohnnyB
 
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