2009 Run

Native Pride Travel Plaza


The 9th Annual

"Choppers for Charity & Hogs Against Hunger" 

Food Bank of WNY
Motorcycle Run, Car & Bike Show 
&  Benefit Party 
April 25, 2009
(Always the last Saturday in April)

Once again, the bikers of Buffalo and Western New York have done it again!
Well over 500 bikes and 20 show cars came out for our 2009 event.

You helped us raise 
$13,607.95 cash and 3,072 pounds food!
That amounts to 75,099 meals that can be provided to the less fortunate in our community.

More photos and VIDEO on the CFC-HAH Myspace page.



More 2009 THANK YOU's to follow, but for now...

This would not have been possible without Bev Lanza and the CFC-HAH Committee.
A big thank you to John Bifaro & Kevin Matteson for mapping out a terrific route.

Congratulations to the
(1,036 Bike Raffle Tickets Sold)

2009 Customized Honda Rebel: Rich Hartling, Falconer
Derek Roy Autographed Sabres Jersey: Joe Parker, Hamburg
Online Poker Training Package: Mitch Westrum, Cheektowaga
Set of Dunlop Motorcycle Tires: Jim Massaro, Tonawanda
GPS: Patti Hernandez, Blasdell
20" LCD Monitor: Karen Freeland, West Seneca

For more updates, pics and video
checkout the CFC-HAH Myspace Page



Cruise For Charity & Hot Rods Against Hunger

Check out the new CFC-HAH Myspace Page!


Enter to win a Custom-painted 2009 Honda Rebel for only $5!

(See the bike on display at Hamburg Honda)

Click here for more raffle bike pictures

The Honda CMX250, also known as the Honda Rebel 250 looks like a smaller Harley Davidson Softail.
It is a cruiser-style lightweight motorcycle commonly used in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's certified rider-training courses. Not only does this bike get 66+ Miles Per Gallon, but the Rebel's bulletproof air-cooled parallel twin-cylinder 234cc engine, 5-speed tranny and cool retro styling make it the perfect bike for just about anyone! 

Other prizes include an autographed Sabres jersey by Derek Roy, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, a 19" LCD TV, GPS, and MUCH MORE!

Tickets are available at:
Hamburg Honda
Food Bank of WNY
Native Pride Travel Plaza
Rhino's Rock Club
First Place Finishes
LINE-X Spray on Bed Liners of WNY
County Seats


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.

For most Western New York bikers, April is the official start of the warmer Motorcycle Riding Season! Unfortunately, this year an increasing number of individuals will be standing in line at soup kitchens and food pantries instead. The Food Bank receives most of its donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season, so an April event like "Choppers for Charity & Hogs Against Hunger" really helps at a time when donations are traditionally at a dangerous low point

If you are interested in joining the committee and/or helping out IN ANY WAY please contact Bev Lanza at 716-445-4108 or info@cfcbenefit.org .

U.S. Mail Address is:
Food Bank of WNY 
c/o Bev Lanza 
128 Carla Lane 
West Seneca, NY 14224  

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, Celebrities, Raffle Prizes, and more. 
This is an old time, good time that you'll not soon forget.
You won't want to miss this event! 
 For more info: 716-445-4108
 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.



More New 2008 Photos  
click here

(or checkout links on the left)


2009 will be our 9th year, and we always strive to build on what we did the year before.
 The admission price is always very reasonable 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!

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 last year's event. Without your support, none of this would be possible.

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

Is this still the "Cyberspokes Food Bank Run?"
e've had EIGHT successful years which raised $21,397 in cash donations and 11,558 pounds of food, but we've some recent family health issues and employment changes to deal with, so we've decided that we (Cyberspokes) could no longer be the main organizers of the event.
The Food Bank is a charity near and dear to our hearts so we will always and continue to be the main supporter and promoter of this event. We will continue to help out in any way we can. We will also be offering our advice and experience to the committee while continuing to promote the event via our web site and events emailer.
We've decided to "pass the torch" to Bev Lanza. She has created a Food Bank Motorcycle Event Committee to help with the actual hands-on organization of the event.
The event will now be called "Choppers for Charity & Hogs Against Hunger" (CFC-HAH). 
As you may know, organizing an event like this takes alot of time, dedication, volunteers and hard work so anything you can do to help Bev and her team out would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Gary Dellaneve and The Bar King Spiders have also decided to take a break as well.
We would like to thank Gary for helping us out for all these years!


Bike Run & Car Cruise 2009:  
Check-in at 11am at Native Pride Travel Plaza, bike run & car caravan leaves at 1:00 SHARP! 
11359 Southwestern Blvd (Rt. 20) (at Milestrip) Irving, NY 14081 716-934-5130
A continental breakfast and refreshments will also be provided.
Get your motor running and rock'n early with the Portable Sound System Entertainment by Mark "Rainman" Ferguson with "Your Choice Music". 
Dance and boogie to great music by our "Leader of the Pack", Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Member- Big Wheelie!
Thanks to the AMVETS Riders for being our road captains! 

Directions to Native Pride? 
Just for reference, from Rhino's, you would head west on Southwestern Blvd/US-20 for 22 miles to Native Pride Travel Plaza.
Rhino's is at 3700 Southwestern Blvd (US-20)
Orchard Park, New York 14127 716-662-0555 
BIKE PARKING ONLY in Rhino's Parking lot!
Unless you are in the car show.
Show cars will be parked directly in front of Rhino's. 
Show bikes will be just to the left of them (if you're facing Rhino's).
All other car parking will be available in additional nearby lots. 
We will have people flagging you in to the right area.
Call Matt & Lori at Rhino's 716-662-0555 if you need to know exact lot locations ahead of time.

Your feedback is important to us. 
Although our goal is to raise money for the FOOD BANK, we want you to have fun too!
Please take time to fill out the feedback form at Rhino's.
We would like to hear what you thought about the event and your suggestions for next year.
If you fill it out, you'll get a little something.
A break-apart Niagara Chocolates Orange Chocolate Treat.

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 - Car & Bike Show 2pm-7pm!
Rhino's Rock Club
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!.

Live music with Blackest Red and The Mike Salerno Band!


Admission Fee?:  Admission is only $10 for drivers—$5 for passengers. 


Want a picture with The One You Love?
Make sure you AND your bike are looking your best... 
Photographer Tony Scinta be there to capture the moment.

"Choppers for Charity Rebel Raffle 2009" 

Sponsored by Native Pride Travel Plaza , LINE-X Protective Coatings, Wallmart, and First Place Finishes Custom Paint

Custom seat by County Seats.


Get your tickets and SEE THE BIKE on display at:

Hamburg Honda
5133 Camp Road
Hamburg, NY 14075 

Tickets are also available at:

The Food Bank of WNY
91 Holt Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

LINE-X Spray on Bed Liners of WNY
50 Burkhardt Avenue
Depew, NY 14043 

Rhino's Rock Club
3700 Southwestern Blvd. 
Orchard Park, New York 14127

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

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

County Seats 
8829 Jennings Rd
Eden, NY 14057 
Jeremy Kemler 

Kantor & Godwin
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
5800 Main St. 
Buffalo, NY 14221
716-626-0404 or

MANY VENDORS will be on hand!

Asphalt Apostles

Express Yourself Tattoos

Everything You Gifts

To-Do of WNY

Ride With P.R.I.D.E.

Thanks to our Supporters!
Appolson's Performance
Asphalt Apostles
Big Wheelie
Blackest Red
Buffalo Athletic Club
Buffalo Harbor Cruises
Buffalo Harley Davidson
Chef's Restaurant
Chester's Cajun Grill
Computers For Children Inc.
County Seats
Danny's South Restaurant
Darien Lake
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
Delta Sonic
Dock at the Bay Restaurant
Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
Fairgrounds Gaming & Raceway
Fast Lane Biker Magazine
Fine Line Taylor
First Place Finishes
Frank's Red Hot Sauce
Free Wheeling Cycle
G&G Fitness
Gowanda Harley Davidson
Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club
Hamburg Honda
Hardtales Magazine
Holiday Inn Lockport
HQ Home & Office
Kantor & Godwin Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Maid of the Mist
Mike Salerno Band
Millenium Hotel
Morcelle Salon & Day Spa
Native Pride Travel Plaza
Niagara Chocolates
Oma's Guest Haus
On the Mark
Panera Bread
Pioneer Motorsport
RBC Capital Markets
Rhino's Rock Club
Robin and Jay's Pizza by Molino
Rock Bottom Eatery & Saloon
Salvatore's Italian Gardens
Sam's Club
Sleep Inn
Stan's Harley Davidson
Tantalo Photography
Tapecon Inc.
The Button Factory
The Farthing Press, Inc.
The McGuire Group
Tim Hortons
Time Warner Cable
To-Do of WNY
Tony Scinta Photography
Uncle Joe's Restaurant
Wine Cellar & Liquor Too
Your Choice Music


Please help us spread the word by printing and distributing our Basic 2010 Flyer.

Cruise for Charity & Hot-Rods Against Hunger

Motorcycle Show & Car Show 2010:

Show your pride & joy! AND support a great cause.  
Choppers, Bobbers, Tuners, Muscle Cars, Baggers, Sport Bikes, Rat Rods, Classic Cars, American, Metric, Trucks, Trikes, Antique, Crotch Rockets, Street Rods, Kit Cars, Repicas, Restomods, Restorods, Lead Sleds, Competition, Flatheads, Knucklheads, Panheads, Shovelheads, Evos, Twincams, Sportsters, V-Rods and whatever!     
Show info: Bev Lanza 716-445-4108

Hard Tales Magazine will be on hand to pick a "Recognized Radical 2009" bike!

2007 Winner - "The Woman Bike" by Rick Schwab at Little Dick's Customs
As seen in the January 2009 Easyriders Magazine!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  HELP! We need volunteers to help with directing the bike parking at Native Pride, and bike/car parking, bike & car show/vendor setup at the benefit party. Support a great cause while you enjoy checking out all the cars, bikes and bikers. Wave an orange flag and help The Food Bank! Please give us a call at 716-445-4108. 



More Photos on our Cyberspokes Myspace Page
And the CFC-HAH 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
2009 Photos and Video!

Also, check out Cyberspokes on Facebook!

And the CFC-HAH Myspace page.


*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 Cyberspokes crew at The Food Bank Run check-in.


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