Today was the 3rd Water for Life charity ride sponsored by Fort Worth Harley Davidson.
There was so much going on it was difficult to capture with pictures to even begin to understand the enormity of today's event. The charity focuses on providing clean safe drinking water to people who have none. For each rider that participated Fort Worth Harley donated $50.00 to the charity. There was a raffle for a 2012 road king and the proceedings from that were also donated to the charity. What more could you want! A great ride that benefits a fantastic cause!
Long Parade Line
I wanted to try and capture the enormity of the event, We went back to the road so I could get some pics of the line of bikes. In the short time, we had been up at the dealership the number of bikes had doubled! Literally, the final count when the ride began was 225 bikes! I took a bunch of pics but the line of bikes was so long and went so far back that it was impossible to capture them all. What I did was take 3 pictures and stuck them together to form a landscape picture.
Road Captains And Fort Worth PD
The ride route is 22 miles total. It starts at the dealership, goes right through the Fort Worth Stockyards, and ends at Billy Bobs Honky Tonk. Our road captains completely blocked off all crossroads and highway entrances so the ride could stay together parade style. When we got off the freeway a Fort Worth Police Department escort was provided. I would like to give a big THANKS to our road captains and the fort worth PD for helping to make this ride go so smoothly.
Arrival At Billy Bob's
Once we got to Billy Bobs everyone was guided into parking formations. I was able to get a pretty decent picture by standing on some cattle guards close to the parking lot. Unfortunately, the picture only covers a few of the bikes.
After a short video about Water for Life and a Harley Davidson Road King raffle ticket giveaway, a check was presented for $69,500 to the charity! What a great feeling to know you were part of saving lives. This end result was fulfilling and rewarding to have been a part of.