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Subject: CIRCLE the STATE for ABATE ride
June, 2-3, 2012
Please read this thoroughly…. sponsor this event with a $50.00 donation and get your name, club name, District name or business name on the back of the event tee shirt!
A check in the amount of $50.00 should be sent to:
ABATE of ARKANSAS
5704 John Hancock Dr.
Benton, AR. 72019
reference it for the CIRCLE STATE shirts.
This ride is open to everyone....
This is a ride with the ABATE OF ARKANSAS name all over it. It will be publicized as such. City police, state police, and sheriff’s departments will know we are coming and passing through there counties. Let’s not give them any reason to slow us down.
This ride is a fund raiser for ABATE OF ARKANSAS. If you receive this e-mail and are not aware of who we are and what we do, please check out our website and see that ABATE is here to protect the rider. ABATE ARKANSAS
A $20.00 donation is asked of every bike on this ride whether you ride for 10 miles or the whole ride. Each rider will receive a band for the left mirror of their bike to show who is paid up. We also have tee shirts available for $10.00 (see attachment)
Please keep one thing in mind; this is our first attempt at a ride of this magnitude. We have made plans and continue to make plans to make this ride safe, successful, enjoyable, and fun. By joining this ride you are representing ABATE OF ARKANSAS and all her Chapters and are expected to adhere to group ride rules.
The RIDE CAPTAIN WILL BE RICHARD GRIMMETT-CO-CHAIRMAN ABATE OF ARKANSAS
Questions and concerns should be directed to him. E-mail email@example.com
This ride will officially start with District 18 in Monticello at 7:00AM on Saturday morning, June 2. D-18 and anyone wishing to join them will meet at the City Park pavilion, (behind Piggy Sues Bar-B-Que on Hwy 425) at 6:30 AM. Every bike should have a full tank! Every rider should have an empty bladder!
At 7:00AM, this group will leave and ride Hwy 425 North to Pine Bluff. The Pine Bluff group, D-20, will meet in the Sears Parking lot at (Pines Mall) at 7:30AM and will join D-18 in route at the intersection of Hwy 65 and 79 North going toward Altheimer and will proceed to Stuttgart. Riders wanting to join the ride at Pine Bluff need to be on time. Riders joining at Stuttgart will need to be at the White River Power Sports Facility (hwy 79 and Washington St.) no later than 8:45 AM with full tanks and should fall in line as we pass by.
From Stuttgart we will ride north on Hwy 79 to Marianna. Approximate arrival time will be 10:15AM. This will be a fuel stop and rest room break. (Approximate mileage, 155 miles from start; D-18 riders- can your bike do this?)
We will plan to leave Marianna between 10:45 and 11:00 AM and head north on Hwy 1. We will ride thru Forrest City and join District 2 in Jonesboro for lunch at approximately 1:00 pm.
Any riders in the central part of the state wishing to be a part of this ride and fund raiser can join us at anytime in any of the cities listed. That is why we have listed approximate times of arrival. We will also update our Facebook page on ride dates for where we are.
D-1, D-12, D-13, D-14, D-17, D-19, D-21, D-25, D-26, join D-20 in Pine Bluff or meet us in Stuttgart or Marianna. D-2, D-7, join us in Jonesboro for lunch and the ride back to Mountain Home.
The west side of the state-D-3, D-6, D-4, D-22, plan on riding north and east and meet us in Mountain Home Saturday evening or even Jonesboro for lunch.
We will leave Jonesboro at 3:30PM via US 63 N to Hoxie, Salem, Viola, Gepp, and into Mountain Home, (130 miles) where we will spend the night. If you plan on spending the night in a motel, call ahead! Don’t wait until the last minute!
Sunday morning, June 3,
Departure from Mountain Home will be 8:00 AM. That means breakfast early! FILL YOUR TANKS!
We will ride through the Ozarks via US 62-412 W to Huntsville. (Approximately 100 miles) Arrive around 10:30AM. We will take Hwy 74 west to Elkins, AR. Fuel up here!
Hwy 16 to I-540 BY 12:00PM, and ride South (thru the tunnel) to Alma. Tentative plans at this time are to eat lunch at the Cracker-barrel at the I-40-Alma exit. Some or all may want to hit I-40 East by this time and head for the house.
The plan from Alma is to ride 71 south to Waldron and get on Hwy 270 to Hot Springs by 5:00PM. This will depend on time and attendance at this time.
PRE-REGISTRATION…. Will begin February 18th at the District 1 SWAP MEET in Little Rock. Our ABATE table will be equipped with registration cards for all participants who register and pay the $20.00 ride donation. You will also be entered in the “ABATE REBATE” drawing for $200.00. You will receive a draw ticket, buy a event tee shirt and get another ticket. Drawing will be held in Mountain Home on Saturday night, June 2nd, 2012. Pre-registration will end on May 25th, 2012. After the 25th, you are out of the ABATE REBATE drawing.