Front row left to right, Sue Bowden, Holly Anderson, and Laurey Medvick. Back row left to right, Ken Herman, Jose Garcia, Dick Cook, Jean Smith, Bill Tate and Marcus Page.
GREEN SPRINGS Roeder Harley-Davidson's annual ride-in bike show "Bike Day 2007" will take place Sept. 23 at St. Francis Health Care Center.
The event was started in 2004 by St. Francis Resident Holly Anderson. Anderson has been at the Centre since suffering a head injury in a car crash in 1993. Her love of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and all motorcycles inspired her idea of bike day. A motorized wheel chair was donated for the day for Anderson from United Seating & Mobility Company.
Each year this event continues to grow. This year, thanks to a dedicated committee, new ideas have been incorporated into the event. The committee includes Anderson, St. Francis Health Care Centre resident; Bill Tate and Laurey Medvick from Hart's Ambullette, Bruce Golatka and Marcus Page III from United Seating and Mobility; Dick Cook, Fremont WARTHOGS; Ken Herman with Seneca County ABATE of Ohio Inc., Jose Garcia, as well as Sue Bowden and Jean Smith from The St. Francis Hospital Foundation.
Part of the "growth" includes the ride to St. Francis. This year there will be many different riders from area chapters. All rides will gather together at the Green Springs VFW on Ohio 19 at 11:30 a.m. The parade of bikes will ride at noon to St. Francis Health Care Centre.
Registration for the bike show will begin at 1 p.m. and cost is $5. A picnic style lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Cost for lunch is $5. Proceeds benefit the residents of St. Francis Health Care Center.
Motorcycles will be judged in four categories: custom, touring, cruiser and sport/street. Anderson will again present the Holly Award her favorite motorcycle from the winner of the four categories. The first 50 registrants will receive a free Bike Day T-shirt. Shirts will also be on sale for $10. There will also be pins to commemorate each year of Bike Day.
Live music will be provided by "Mr. Bone" from noon to 3 p.m.