2016 Brisbane H.O.G Charity Ride for Muscular Dystrophy.
Morgan and Wacker’s showrooms opened early on the morning of Sunday May 15th to welcome riders and pillions before they set off for the Annual Brisbane H.O.G Charity Ride for Muscular Dystrophy.
Every year in May, more than 100 Brisbane H.O.G members donate their time, fuel, their bike and back seat to Muscular Dystrophy Queensland. The charity sells tickets to daring members of the public for a day-long riding experience. Now in its 23rd year the ride has become part of Brisbane H.O.G DNA with riders and pillions returning year after year.
Muscular Dystrophy Queensland supports children, teenagers and adults throughout Queensland who live with inherited neuromuscular conditions – a group of rare, incurable conditions that continually weaken muscles over time. The most aggressive forms appear in early childhood and create profound disability. The charity works directly with clients, offering practical support from diagnosis to end-of-life, and advocates in the community for the basic needs of people living with these conditions to be met.
This year the ride headed south, taking in the winding roads of the Gold Coast Hinterland, bound for Northern New South Wales. The group was well looked after with breakfast provided by Kiwanis, a generous morning tea from the Ladies of HOG and lunch, raffles and fun at Seagulls Club, Tweed Heads. The group turned a few heads during a quick refuelling stop, before heading out along the Gold Coast Highway to Tugun. From there, they hit the M1, riding in formation back to Brisbane, reaching Morgan and Wacker at dusk.
Fundraising for the ride is yet to close but currently sits at $18,530. MDQ Fundraising Events Coordinator, Samantha Bucolo said, “It’s an incredible result. But, it’s a testament to our valued partnership with Morgan and Wacker and the generous support of Brisbane HOG, particularly the Ladies of Harley who do so much to organise the day. The support of annual ride sponsor Aurora Global Logistics and contributions from Max 24Hr Fitness, Harvey Norman Capalaba and other great Brisbane businesses also increases our ability to really make a significant difference for the families we support.”
photo’s courtesy of Brisbane H.O.G and MDQ