The Roundup -

A Bicycle Success At The Sunrise Festival


Marritt, from Sidney.

Sidney, MT - ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Towards Education) is a motorcycle rights organization that is in almost every state across our nation. Its acronym meaning may vary from state to state, but the long-standing tradition of rider education, motorcycle awareness, and the support of riding freedoms runs deep. The organization regularly participates in charitable and community events, organized rides, and education for motorists an motorcyclists.

On July 13, we were grateful to participate in the Sunrise Festival of the Art's Kids Corner. Our goal was to raise motorcycle awareness and educate the public on the importance of seeing motorcyclists, so we started with the kids. The committees welcomed us with open arms and were excited to have us partake in the event. The kids played a free game of cornhole, which entered them into the drawing for a bicycle. With about 70 kids participating in the game, we had many entries to draw from. Misty Metcalf and Kristin Kennedy beat the heat to be able to give away one boy's bicycle and one girl's bicycle.

The winner of the boy's bicycle was Lloyd, from Williston, who was working at the popcorn stand with his mom. Lloyd was very excited to win the bicycle and came over to thank us several times as we were cleaning up.

Lloyd, from Williston.

The winner of the girl's bicycle was Marritt, from Sidney, who was equally as thankful for the bicycle. We learned that Marritt recently out grew her old bicycle and, with the help of her older sisters, tried out the new bicycle right after she received. It.

We would like to thank the Sunrise Festival and Kids Corner committees, the owners of the displayed motorcycles that sacrificed a day of riding, and everyone that stopped at our table. Congratulations to the bicycle winners. We look forward to seeing you at next year's event.

You can find out more information about ABATE by visiting their website, or the proposed new chapter's FaceBook group "Lone Tree Chapter".


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