2008 Run

Native Pride Travel Plaza


The 8th Annual
Food Bank of WNY
Motorcycle Run, Chopper Show 
&  Benefit Party 
April 26, 2008
(Always the last Saturday in April)

"Choppers for Charity & Hogs Against Hunger" 




Each month, 91,000 hungry Western New Yorkers turn to soup kitchens, food pantries, and other emergency food providers -- 40% are children! The Food Bank of WNY is a nonprofit clearinghouse for food solicited from the private sector. The Food Bank distributes product to approximately 500 charitable programs that feed the needy in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties. These include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, day care centers, senior citizen programs, and residential and day programs for the handicapped, youth and those undergoing drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

If you are interested in joining the committee and/or helping out IN ANY WAY please contact Lori Stachowiak at 716-852-1305 or development@foodbankwny.org.

U.S. Mail Address is:
91 Holt St Buffalo, NY 14206

Mark your calendar, save the date, get the day off work if you have to. 
Good people, cool music, hot bikes, and a GREAT TIME. 
EVERYONE is welcome... bikes, cars, or your own two feet! 
This is a TOTAL BENEFIT for The Food Bank of WNY
Food, drink, 50/50, Vendors, Raffle Prizes, and more. 
You won't want to miss this event! 
 For more info: 716-852-1305
 Check it out! 

Rain, Snow or Shine! 
If you can't make it for the run, please join us for the Benefit Party at Rhino's!


One of the BEST PARTIES of the year!

Remember, this is a TOTAL BENEFIT for the Food Bank put together strictly with volunteers.
So your help is appreciated more than you know!

The Food Bank of WNY's mission is to obtain food and support from public and private sources and efficiently redistribute these resources to affiliated charitable providers such as soup kitchens, pantries and shelters.




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Our April 26, 2008 event turned out to be our BEST YEAR EVER!
Over 130 bikes joined our run and 400+ people came to the benefit party.

We raised $8,042 and 1,815 pounds of food for The Food Bank of WNY!

We surpassed last year's cash donations by over two thousand dollars!

*Last year (2007) we raised $5,884 and 3,007 pounds of food 
(1,973 lbs from us and 1034 lbs from Ruben Brown himself)

2008 was our 8th year, and we always strive to build on what we did the year before.
 The admission price is always very reasonable... FREE, and that is due to our generous sponsors, who are a true testament to the spirit of this community. The sponsors allow us to cover all production and promotion expenses so that 100% of the proceeds go to The Food Bank of WNY, as well as the food donations.

Please support our Generous Sponsors below!


Tiger Bartz and his 1978 Harley Whiskey Flask Chopper
-Winner of the Hard Tales Magazine "Recognized Radical 2008" Award
at our Chopper Show Show for Charity 

Congratulations to our 2008 Raffle Winners!
(891 raffle tickets sold)

Rusty Hill from Culerville, NY
-200cc Custom Mini Chopper/Bobber 
by Native Pride Travel Plaza and 
custom painted by First Place Finishes Custom Paint
Indian Larry Poster donated by Indian Larry Legacy

Denise M. Parker from Colden, NY
-Playstation 3 donated by Native Pride Travel Plaza
Indian Larry Poster donated by Indian Larry Legacy

Dan Blye from Gowanda, NY
-Guitar Hero III donated by Native Pride Travel Plaza
Indian Larry Poster donated by Indian Larry Legacy

Tim Quinn from Buffalo, NY
-Autographed Everlast Boxing Glove donated by Baby Joe Mesi
Indian Larry Poster and calendar donated by Indian Larry Legacy

Candy Koch from Hamburg, NY
-Harley Davidson Tour Pack donated by Gowanda Harley Davidson
Indian Larry Poster & Calendar donated by Indian Larry Legacy

James P. Haley from Salamanca, NY
-Biker Gift Basket including
Indian Larry Sweater & Hat donated by Indian Larry Legacy
Orange County Choppers Purse & Wallet donated by Larry Graves Salon
Custom Fish Salt & Pepper Shakers donated by Larry Graves Salon
Quartz Pulsar Watch donated by O's Own Lair

Chuck ? from ? NY 
(I forgot your last name. Email me dude!)
-$50 Gift Certificate (Grove Raffle) donated by The Hog Farm

TA Bystryk from Colden, NY
-$50 Tattoo Gift Certificate donated by Stylin' Tattoo & Body Piercing

Cathie Moll from Orchard Park, NY
-$50 Tattoo Gift Certificate donated by Stylin' Tattoo & Body Piercing

Dave Young from Alden, NY
-Night stay at The Roycroft donated by Kathy Hall from Moog, Inc.

Victor Conge from Irondequoit, NY
-Indian Larry Calendar donated by Indian Larry Legacy
Leather Purse donated by Larry Graves Salon

Jeremy Stachowiak from West Seneca, NY
-Overnight Stay donated by Oma's Guest Haus

Gary Areuz from Orchard Park, NY
-Overnight Stay donated by Oma's Guest Haus

Wolf Kearns from Oakfield, NY
-White Diamond Multi-purpose Quick Detail and Metal Polish 
donated by Karen Sully from Buffalo Niagara Thunder Motorcycle Rally

All raffle winners have already been notified by phone.

Please support our Generous Sponsors!

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Kantor & Godwin Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Tarico Brothers Construction


Thank you VERY much for your generous 2008 Cash Donations to The Food Bank: 
$50 -   Niagara Falls HOG (Harley Owners Group)
$100 - Red Knights NY21
$100 - To-Do of WNY Helmet Stickers
$200 - National Property Management Assoc.
$500 - Tarico Brothers Construction
$600 - Kantor & Godwin Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Drop us an email if we forgot you!

This event is always a TOTAL BENEFIT for the Food Bank put together strictly with volunteers. So your help is appreciated more than you know!

First, we would like to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to all the generous bikers (and non-bikers) of Western New York who took time out of their busy weekend schedule to join us for our event. Without your support, none of this would be possible.

We would also like to THANK OUR VOLUNTEERS who made it all happen.

Sharon & Cartman - Running the whole show!
Matt & Lori from Rhino's - Supporting the cause and making it work
B.K. & Nanny Goat - Spider Grove check-in volunteers
Sassy Glo & Jennifer - 50/50 Raffle
Cindy & Magoo - Raffle Table
Rainman - Deejay and Sound at Spider Grove
Deb Thomson - Event flyers and raffle tix
Mike Dubicki - Video Camera Man
Rich Zuchowski - Photography
Mischief Man - Road Captain, Photography and O.P. Police request
Greg Frickster - Bike Flagging and Video Taping duties
Hawkeye - Bike Flagging and help at Rhino's
Beeb - Bike Flagging Duties and Indian Larry poster/calendar donations
Little Dick - Bike Flagging and help at Rhino's
Scully - Bike Flagging and help at Rhino's
Dave Martin - Bike Flagging and help at Rhino's
Flyboy Paul Fedorsak - Bike Flagging and help at Rhino's
Paul Otto - help at Rhino's
Joe - Bike Flagging Duties at Spider Grove
Tim & Nancy - help at Rhino's
New York State Police & Orchard Park Police - Escort

If I forgot you please drop me an email. I suffer from CRS (Can't Remember Sh#t).

Always the last Saturday in April.


Bike Run 2008:  
Check-in at noon, run leaves at 1:00 SHARP from "Spider Grove" 1822 Davis Road (NY-240) at Behm Road, West Falls, NY. Phone: 716-OK-BITCH (just 2 miles outside of Orchard Park)  
Although, check-in is at noon, You'll want to get there earlier if the weather is nice. 
As always, Mark "Rain Main" Ferguson from Your-Choice-Music (and The Springville Travelers) will be keep you dancing at Spider Grove, spinning tunes and emcee'ing with his own special brand of biker humor. 
*Don't forget to bring a piece of "kickstand wood" just in case the grove's grass is still a bit moist!
Enter the raffle to win a:
$50 Hog Farm Gift Certificate to be drawn just before the run leaves (12:45).

Directions to Spider Grove 2008: 
Just to give you an idea. Here are some directions to the Spider Grove coming from near the Erie County Fairgrounds - corner of McKinley and Clark Street. Otherwise try Mapquest.
Take Clark Street towards Orchard Park 
Right on Armor Duells (the former Hoak's restaurant, and a Subway/Family Express Gas Station is on the corner ~ there are 2 street signs that say "Armor Duells/Orchard Park") 
Armor Duells becomes route 240 
Cross route 277, Chestnut Ridge Road 
Staying on route 240, route 240 becomes Ellicott 
Right at "T" in the Road (This is route 240 and Davis Road) 
Spider Grove is 2 miles down on your left, 1822 Davis Rd. Yellowish Beige House (across from the West Falls Bible Church at Behm Road).  
The dirt driveway leading into the grove is immediately BEFORE the house.
(Note: There are no signs that say Spider Grove)
If you pass Butterwood Deserts (on your right) or West Falls Fire Company (on your left), YOU WENT TOO FAR!
Enter the raffle to win a:
$50 Hog Farm Gift Certificate to be drawn just before the run leaves (12:45).

Run Route from Spider Grove to the Benefit Party at Rhino's 2008:
Make a RIGHT out of Spider Grove on to Davis Rd. (NY-240 North).
Keep going straight on Davis Rd. (passing Ellicott NY-240). Don't turn there! 
After 3.2 miles on Davis, make a LEFT on to Jewett Holmwood Rd.
Follow Jewett Holmwood for .7 miles and make a RIGHT on to Transit Rd. (at Orchard Park Sign).
After 2.5 miles on Transit, make a LEFT on to Milestrip Rd
Follow Milestrip for 3.2 miles and make a LEFT on Southwestern Blvd. (Rt. 20)
Rhino's is up about a mile up on your RIGHT (3700 Southwestern Blvd.), across the street from and a little past Big D Tires.
BIKE PARKING ONLY in Rhino's Parking lot! (unless it rains)
Car parking will be available across the street at The End Zone Bar rear parking lot (corner of S. Taylor Rd.) and in a additional nearby lot to be announced. 
Call Matt & Lori at Rhino's 716-662-0555 if you need to know ahead of time.

Rain, Snow or Shine!
If you can't make it for the run, please join us at The Benefit Party at Rhino's! 


After-run Food Bank Benefit Party & Chopper Show 2pm-7pm!
Rhino's Nightclub & Restaurant 
3700 Southwestern Blvd. Orchard Park, New York 14127. 
A quarter-mile east of the Buffalo Bills/Ralph Wilson Stadium. 
Rhino's is Buffalo’s Newest (Biker Friendly) Home For Live Music!.

Get ready to party with Hard Tales Magazine - People's Choice Award 
Winners for Favorite Biker Band!

The Bar King Spiders

Admission Fee?:  Admission to the Run and the Benefit Party is FREE to anyone who brings at least two "non-perishable food" item donations (box, can, bag, etc.). If you don't have room for food on your bike, cash donations are accepted too. Whatever you are comfortable with. Admission also includes includes a Collectible Run Pin from The Button Factory. There will also be a "cash bar" available.  

This will be an indoor/outdoor event, so if the weather sucks, please dress accordingly. 

To-Do of Western New York will be there with THOUSANDS of their wild HELMET STICKERS and other biker accessories. 


Want a picture with The One You Love?
Make sure you AND your bike are looking your best... 
Rich Zuchowski from "Zuchowski Photo" will be there to capture the moment.

Zuchoski Photography

Keep your great memories alive! 
Alden, New York
Specializing in Portraits, Sports, Wild Life and Fine Art Photography. 
Contact Rich Zuchowski at Zuchoskiphoto@aol.com or 716-685-8469.

"mini-Choppers for Charity Raffle 2008" 

Sponsored by Native Pride Travel Plaza and First Place Finishes Custom Paint

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This is our BIGGEST and BADEST bike yet! 
Old-School Mini-Chopper/Bobber - 200cc High Power 4-Stroke Air-Cooled Engine - Custom Realistic Flame Paint - 5-Speed Transmission - Electric and Kick Start - Forward Controls - 6 Feet Long - 24 inch Seat Height - CDI Ignition - 3 Gallon Gas Tank - Chain Drive - High Quality Front Disc Brake and Rear Drum Brake - Front Telescopic Fork Suspension & Rigid Rear - 14" Front Tire & 12" Rear Tire - 
$ 3,000 value! 
Tickets are only a $5 donation each.

2nd Prize: Guitar Hero III for PS3
3rd Prize: Playstation 3

More prizes...

Autographed Everlast Boxing Glove, Boxing Program & Motorcycle Calendar from Baby Joe Mesi

Harley Davidson Travel Pack & Accessories 
(with thermal blanket, multi-tool, led flasher, lens cleaning cloth, and kickstand plate)
 from Gowanda Harley Davidson

Check out our Indian Larry $10 Poster Offer!

Get your tickets and SEE THE BIKE on display at:

Native Pride Travel Plaza
11359 Southwestern Blvd (Rt. 20)
Irving, NY 14081
Fill up with the LOWEST PRICE GAS & SMOKES in town.
"Put a Little Pride in Your Ride!"

Tickets are also available at:

First Place Finishes
"Custom Paint & Airbrushing"
1303 Pontiac Road
Angola, NY 14006
 A few miles off I-90 Thruway Exit 57A (Eden/Angola)
at Rt. 20/Southwestern. Look for the SPCA sign.
(716) 549-1544


You can also contact:
The Food Bank of WNY
Lori Stachowiak 



Chopper Show for Charity 2008

"Chopper Show for Charity 2008":  No judging or trophies...  just a few select bikes on display under Rhino's parking lot tent for everyone to drool over.  What makes this show so unique is the heavy emphasis and priority which will be put on show-casing work done by local Western New York craftsmen and motorcycle shops. This is a special invitation to bike owners and select WNY motorcycle dealers, repair shops, builders, painters, and customizers. 

See these amazing bikes on display:

Rick Schwab's Little Dick's Customs - Naked Bike
Rick Schwab's Little Dick's Customs - 2007 Twisted
Murray's Signs and Design - Big Dog Mastiff Dragon Bike
Tiger Bartz & Roger Hinz - 1978 Harley Whiskey Flask Chopper
Blasdell Kustoms' Don Lorrens - Nostalgic Flamed Buell Chopper

and more to be announced!

Space is very limited!  Show your pride & joy! AND support a great cause.  
If you are interested call  716-852-1305 ASAP!  

Hard Tales Magazine will be on hand to pick a "Recognized Radical" bike!

2007 Winner - "The Naked Bike" by Rick Schwab at Little Dick's Customs


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  HELP! We need volunteers to help with directing the bike parking at Spider Grove, and bike/car parking, bike show/vendor setup at the benefit party at Rhino's. Support a great cause while you enjoy checking out all the bikes and bikers. Wave an orange flag and help The Food Bank! Please give us a call at 716-852-1305. Or just show up early! 



*Keep the party going! Please join us immediately after the Benefit Party for the 8pm Springville Travelers Bon-fire Party Rt. 219 (14340 Scoby Hill Rd.) Springville N.Y. !


This event will be listed in: Hard Tales Magazine, Easyriders Magazine, Walneck's Classic Cycle Trader, The Hog Farm What's Happening, ArtVoice Magazine, NightLife Magazine, Lackawanna Front Page, BuffaloAtHome.com, The Penny Saver, The Sun & The Erie County Independent, The Niagara Gazette, Thunder Press, and many more.  
It is will also be listed in the Buffalo News Local and Buffalo News Gusto!!!!!!!!!!


More Photos on our Myspace Page



Pick up information from American Bikers Aimed Towards Education - ABATE of Buffalo/Erie and learn  how you can support your freedom of the road!

-> ** Check out our pictures from previous years! ** <-
2001 Photos
2002 Photos
2003 Photos
2004 Photos
2006 Photos
2007 Photos
2008 Photos


*Keep the party going! Please join us immediately after the Benefit Party for the 8pm Springville Travelers Bon-fire Party Rt. 219 (14340 Scoby Hill Rd.) Springville N.Y. !

The whole gang on the hill at "Spider Grove". 


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