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Buffalo Charities Presents...

"Food Bank Motorcycle Run & Benefit Party 2012" 

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This is always THE event to kick off the riding season! 

 

Mark your calendar, save the date, get the day off work if you have to. 
Always the last Saturday in April. 
Good people, cool music, hot bikes and a GREAT TIME. 
EVERYONE is welcome... bikes, cars, trucks or your own two feet! 
This is a benefit for The Food Bank of WNY
Food, drink, 50/50, vendors, contests, trophies, celebrity guests, raffle Prizes, and much more. 
This is an old time, good time that you'll not soon forget. 
You won't want to miss this event! 
Rain, Snow or Shine! 
If you can't make it for the run, please join us for the Benefit Party. 
One of the BEST PARTIES of the year!
Check out our VIDEOS from previous years.

HELP!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 2012:    
Do you like to meet people, have fun AND help out a great cause? 
Are you looking for some riding buddies?

Buffalo Charities is looking for new volunteers NOW!

No event planning experience necessary! Reliability and honesty are more important!
Help is needed passing out flyers at events and to businesses, selling raffle tickets, getting sponsors & raffle prize donations, attending various events to promote, recruiting vendors, celebrity guests, bike show participants, day-of-event help, etc. etc. Whatever you can do. 
Contact Kelly Shanahan at 716-713-6789 or kelly@buffalocharities.org  
Check out Buffalo Charities on Facebook!
Hope you can make it!

Check out the links on the left of this page or see our 2012 Run Photos.

This is always THE event to kick off the riding season! 

Saturday April 28, 2012 - "12th Annual Food Bank Motorcycle Run & Benefit Party"
Presented by Buffalo Charities to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. New Location! This is always THE event to kick off the riding season! START POINT: Made In America Store 900 Maple St.. Elma, NY. Registration starts at 10am with Kickstands up at 1:30pm Live music by Turbulence and the one and only Ricky Lee! END POINT: Chicken Coop 299 Leydecker Rd. West Seneca, NY. The Benefit Party kicks off at 2pm with live music by 100 Proof Justice, Blue Ribbon Bastards and SuckerPunch! Enter the "Feed For Five" raffle for your chance to win a Big Screen TV donated & autographed by Jay Leno! Many more prizes including an Apple iPad 2, a Weber Grill and more to be announced! Mark your calendar, save the date, get the day off work if you have to. Always the last Saturday in April. Good people, cool music, hot bikes and a GREAT TIME. Bikes, cars, trucks or your own two feet! Food, drink, 50/50, vendors, contests, trophies, celebrity guests, raffle Prizes, and much more. This is an old time, good time that you'll not soon forget. You won't want to miss this event! Rain, Snow or Shine! If you can't make it for the run, please join us for the Benefit Party. One of the BEST PARTIES of the year! Tickets are $10 PreSale/$15 Day of Run. This is a 18 and over event. Tickets: $10 PreSale/$15 Day of Run Available at: Made In America Store in Elma, Park Avenue Imprints in Lackawanna, X-Press Sign in West Seneca, Hideaway’s Hamburg, Buffalo Sports Garden in Orchard Park, Carl’s Tattooing in N. Tonawanda, Stylin’ Tattoo Cheektowaga, D&R Auto Restylers in Buffalo. Volunteers, Sponsorships & Donations are now being accepted! Contact Kelly Shanahan 716-713-6789.


Our goal is to raise enough funds to provide 100,000 meals to those less fortunate right here in our community. 
Contact us If you would like to be a Sponsor, Vendor or just make a Donation.



 

Is this still the "Cyberspokes Food Bank Run?"
We've had EIGHT successful years "running the show" which raised $21,397 in cash donations and 11,558 pounds of food, but we've had some family health issues to deal with, so we've decided that we (Cyberspokes) could no longer be the main organizers of the event.
The Food Bank of WNY is a charity near and dear to our hearts so we will always and continue to be one of the main supporters and promoters 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 new organizers while continuing to promote the event via our web site and events emailer.

We've decided to "pass the torch" to Kelly Shanahan with Buffalo Charities.
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 Kelly out would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!

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 "The Food Bank Motorcycle Run" really helps at a time when donations are traditionally at a dangerous low point

 

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