ELKIN — Motorbikes and cruisers rolled into the Elkin Public House parking lot last Saturday afternoon for the town’s first ride/bike show. The ride was made in benefit for ovarian cancer patient Vikki Marcell and to give support to cancer victims in general.
“It been a day of fun but also remembrance,” said event organizer Sly Best. “It’s a chance to raise awareness of cancer and help those struggling to fight it. We’ve had people come out not just from Elkin but also Wilkesboro, Yadkin County, Statesville, and Winston-Salem. It’s been a great day to come out an meet new people.”
The 80-mile charity ride started at the Yadkin Moose Lodge on 1432 Country Club Road in Yadkinville and ended in downtown Elkin around 3:30 p.m. where guests enjoyed an afternoon of food and music performed by the Metro Jethros band on the balcony overlooking the lot. Later that afternoon, plaques and trophies were given out for several bike show competitions for best cruiser, best sport bike, and best custom paint job.
“I love it,” said visitor Lou Poleselli. “The weather is great. The bikes are cool. What more can you ask?”
“It’s been a great day,” said food vendor Tonya Wilkins. “I just love the fact that we’re raising awareness for cancer. I myself am a cancer survivor and so this event means a lot to me. It’s good to know that we are their to support people struggling who are or have struggled through cancer and reach out to them.”
Dusty Wilkins, a member of the Pink Heals chapter in the Piedmont had this to say: “We’ve had many people come by to put signatures on our police cruiser in memory of loved ones who’ve had to go through cancer. To us, they are true warriors.”
Troy Brooks may be reached at 336-258-4058.