Sunday, 5 June 2011

Turn on the Tap Motorcycle Ride & Fundraiser

Well, it is almost time for this year's TURN ON THE TAP ride here in beautiful Lethbridge, Alberta.

When, Where and What Does it Cost?
Date: Saturday June 25, 2011. Like last year, we will be meeting at the City Light Church, 4101 - 20 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. Meeting time is at 9:00 am for registration and a free continental breakfast. Registration is a non-refundable $25 per bike (not per rider) at the door (not online). Ride starts at 10:00 am. In the event of being rained out, the BBQ will still be held at 3:00 pm.

The ride route is, like last year, through beautiful Waterton National Park, through Pincher Creek, and back to City Light Church where we enjoyed a barbecued burger supper. In the event of rain in the mountains, we will use the Hays maze as an alternate route. Last year's ride saw 23 participants. It would be great to double that number this year. 

What is Turn on the Tap?
Turn on the Tap is about water, and more specifically, clean drinking water. It is a fund raising ride, through Samaritan's Purse Canada, in which Canadian designed BioSand water filter systems are provided to the third world at an average cost of only $100 per unit. Each rider is challenged to raise funds for at least one filter system. You can read more about the Turn on the Tap ride here.

What is the Motorcycle Ride for Safe Water?
The Turn on the Tap Motorcycle Ride is a way for riders across Canada to raise awareness and funds to help families in the developing world get safe water. It is a fun day trip through some breathtaking scenery in Southern Alberta with old and new friends from the motorcycling community. But most importantly, it's about helping those less fortunate than ourselves with one of the most important basic necessities of life; clean and safe drinking water. For more information about the motorcycle ride, see here.

How does the BioSand water filter work?
For more information about this amazing product, check out this video.
For a detailed technical explanation, see here.

How do I make a donation?
Donations are easy. The best way is to do so in person immediately before the ride during the registration process. Donation forms can be downloaded here. These will be needed to receive donations. However, if you aren't able to join us and still wish to participate apart from the ride, you can make a donation online here.

How can I contact someone about this in person?
If you would like to speak to someone in person about this, please leave a comment on this blog with your name and phone number. As all comments go through a moderator first, in this case they will not be posted in order to protect your privacy. Someone locally here in Lethbridge will call you back ASAP.

What if there are unforeseen changes?
Please watch this blog for details on any change of date or time that may be deemed necessary.

Thank you.
We hope you can join us. Please remember to always ride safe.

Hosted by the Lethbridge chapter of the Chariots of Light.

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