2014 Run

Buffalo Charities presents:


"14th Annual Food Bank Motorcycle Run & Benefit Party" 

Saturday April 26, 2014

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, vendors, raffles, 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!
You don't have to be a biker to join in on the fun!

Check out our VIDEOS from previous years.

Run registration at Made In America Store 900 Maple St.. Elma, NY. 
Live music by Nashville Recording Artist, the one and only Ricky Lee!
We will be riding over to the Rockin' Buffalo Saloon 1800 Union Rd. (the old Chuggers) West Seneca, NY. 
Live music 1-5pm with Buffalo Music Awards Winner Silver Xtreme and National Blues Recording Artist Wille May Band!

Tickets: $15 PreSale/$20 Day of Run 
Ticket includes Run, Benefit Party and Food! 
Available at: 
Made In America Store • Elma 
Park Avenue Imprints • Lackawanna 
The Rockin' Buffalo Saloon • West Seneca 
Carl’s Tattooing • N. Tonawanda 
Stylin’ Tattoo • Cheektowaga

This is an 18 and over event!

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


Please contact us NOW! 
Paul Roorda 716-983-5737 
Kelly Michienzi Shanahan 716-713-6789

Willie May Band (National Blues Recording Artist)
Willie May has performed in basements, barns, garages, street corners, speak-easies, house trailers, preschool, high school, colleges, radio, television, bars, concert halls, outdoor festival arenas, and inside Attica prison. Willie has taken his original blend of music to the blues clubs from The LaFayette Tap Room in Buffalo to Antones in Austin, TX, The Black Swan in Toronto, The Penny Arcade in Rochester, The Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse, The Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis, Fat Fish Blue in Cleveland, Bflo Blues in Pittsburgh, and to countless other venues on thousands, yes thousands, of occasions. Willie May has performed back to back on stage with Alvin Lee, Steve Marriott, John Kay and Steppenwolf, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Otis Clay, The Climax Blues Band, Zorra Young, Jerry Portnoy, The Legendary Blues Band, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Sue Foley, L.A. Jones, Chris Duarte, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Stan Szelest, Chris Beard, Rock Bottom, James Cotton, Big Jack Johnson, Dangerous Dan Toler, Derek Trucks, Freddie Salem and many more. The Willie May Band is a 5 time Buffalo Area Music Award winner voted Western New York Blues Beat Magazine's Band of the Year.

Ricky Lee (Nashville Recording Artist)
Ricky Lee has been performing professionally since the age of 16. Born and raised in a railroad town, Altoona, Pa. He has written over 300 songs. He recently recorded his third Nashville CD titled “Ordinary Man”. He has been performing at music events and fairs across the country, building a life long fan base. His captivating vocals and high energy country music show, along with genuine and fun loving spirit, makes him one of country music’s most desired entertainers. He has shared the stage with some of the best known names in the music industry. Some of his most treasured shows were at Brooke Army Medical Center, TX and Fort Carson, CO Army Base entertaining 11,000 soldiers and family during a 4th of July celebration. A true patriot, Ricky Lee is the founder of the American Freedom Tour, providing world-class entertainment throughout the country. In March 2010 he signed a contract with the National VFW to record a patriotic CD titled “Freedom”. This CD will include 12 songs, ten songs of which were written by Ricky. This CD was nationally released in June 2010, with 50% of sales going to help our veterans and service members in need.

Silver X-treme (Buffalo Music Awards Winner)
Driving Classic Rock at its Best! "Silver X-Treme is... a high energy band who perform 110%... solid gold at every performance." - Nightlife Magazine The thunderous in-the-pocket rhythm section and dual guitar players - seasoned beyond their years - give the band fullness and versatility that sets them apart. Fronted by veteran vocalist Patsy Silver, whose commanding stage presence and searing vocals brought the band to be nominated NINE years in a row as "Buffalo's Best Rock Band" at the Buffalo Music Awards.



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



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

The Food Bank Motorcycle Run Committee 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/car show participants, day-of-event help, etc. etc. Whatever you can do. 



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 the new organizers. 
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 out would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Check out our VIDEOS from previous years.
Check out the links on the left of this page for pics.

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