Dozens of motorcyclists show for run

By Geoff Lee

June 23, 2016 12:00 AM

It was Treads of Life for Threads of Life.
More than 30 motorcyclists turned up for the inaugural Treads of Life motorcycle run at Lethal Motorsports in Lloydminster Saturday morning in support of the Threads of Life workplace safety charity.
Thirty-two motorcyclists set out at 11 a.m. on a 350 km return trip through Bonnyville to raise funds and awareness for families affected by a workplace tragedy, life-altering injuring, or occupational diseases.
The Treads of Life event is the brainchild of the Alberta Construction Safety Association’s (ACSA) Lakeland Regional Safety Committee (LRSC) in Lloydminster as another way to support the mother cause.
LRSC chair Jennifer Keach, said the new event follows the annual Steps for Life walk held in Lloydminster for the Threads of Life charity.
“This is, what I hope to be, the first of many ‘Treads of Life’ events, as it supports an incredibly important cause, one that is very close to our hearts,” she said.“We are constantly looking for new ways to raise awareness about the importance of safety on the construction site, to help prevent such incidents from occurring and we saw this as a great opportunity to support the cause and increase the profile of this important issue.”
The ride kicked off with speeches by Keach, Dan MacLennan, executive director of ACSA and Rich Keach, the lead ride marshal.
The LRSC hoped to raise more than $3,000 in the fun family day event that included a party at the finishing line at 3 p.m. with a barbecue, prize giveaways and great local live music.”
Registration was $20 per bike and $10 per ghost rider supporter.
Keach led off the procession on her 2012 Honda Stateline 1300.

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