Thank you to everyone who participated!
Ride raises funds for Special Olympics
June 12, 2017
Riders hit the road from the Cornwall Civic Complex on Saturday morning for a day-long run to several communities to raise money for the Special Olympics.
It was the Law Enforcement Torch Ride, organized by local law enforcement agencies to support a charity by riding motorcycles.
“We have a bunch of civilian riders as well as law enforcement here today from the Canada Border Services Agency, RCMP, OPP, and the Cornwall police,” explained Const. Matt Dupuis of the Cornwall Police.
The plan for the day was to start in Cornwall and head to the Prescott area to meet up with the Kingston Police, Ottawa Police, more OPP officers, and a military police unit for Ottawa with the destination being the Fort Wellington National Historic Site.
“We’ll get to fire some cannons while we’re there,” said Dupuis.
This is the fifth year the ride was held in Cornwall, and it attracted about 25 riders on Saturday morning. Most of the civilians who showed up for the run were members of the Road Snakes Riders Club.
The club’s president, Dan Beaulieu, said they try to take part in charity rides when they can.
“We do this for a lot of causes during the summer time like the SPCA and Children’s Treatment Centre,” he said. “It’s all about the cause, really. But it’s also a nice run.”
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