100 Mile House has been selected as one of the stopovers for the British Columbia leg of the Fifth Annual Military Police National Relay Ride (MPNRR) across Canada.
Approximately 30 motorcycle riders will be arriving in town on Aug. 18 around 4:30 p.m.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #260 – 100 Mile House will be hosting the bikers for a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., and the Ramada Inn is offering the group a discounted overnight stay.
“We haven’t been to 100 Mile House before,” says Lamont French (MP Sgt. Ret’d) and National Chair/National Ride Captain.
“But it worked out logistically and everyone there was so nice to us and inviting, how could we pass on such great people?”
There are seven repeat riders this year. The participants range in age from the mid-twenties all the way to 72, and include at least one woman rider.
“The ride is open to both military and civilian people and all riders and types of bikes are welcome,” explains French.
“It is about the ride and most important the children whom we ride for. So if anyone wants to join us, they can for an entry fee of $25.”
The MPNRR supports the Military Police Fund for Blind Children and the Children’s Wish Foundation. Since its inception in 2009, the MPNRR has raised more than $170,000.
There is also an online auction this year, which is open to the public. To view the auction items or find out more about the ride, go to www.mpnrr.ca, or contact the 100 Mile Legion at 250-395-2511.