Cruise for a Cure rides up on third yearPublished 5:26am Sunday, May 26, 2013
The Lyle Area Cancer auction will be enjoying yet another event contributing to its drive to cure cancer with the third annual Cruise for a Cure on June 1.
The event, though not exactly new, is enjoying a third year of re-emerging growth thanks to Dwight and Melody DeBoer.
“The ride started years ago, but kind of fell by the wayside,” Dwight said. “This was an opportunity to help with this cause.”
Melody survived cancer in 2002 which makes the event especially close to the DeBoers’ heart, but it’s only one example of how cancer affects everybody.
“Everybody is effect. Somebody in every family has been affected by it,” Dwight said. “This is a great opportunity for me and my wife to give something back.”
The ride itself is representative of all the effort that goes into the LAC auction throughout the year.
“Everybody realizes the importance of getting out and helping out,” Dwight said.
This year’s ride will feature roughly a four-hour tour of southeastern Minnesota featuring five stops. The ride will start at Tolly’s Timeout in Austin, motor over to Brownsdale to The Frontier Lounge, then to Blooming Prairie and the J & H Bar, the Geneva Bar and Grill in Geneva and finally ending at Hunter’s Bar in Myrtle.
Each stop will give away a door prize for riders taking part — just another example of how the Cruise for a Cure and the LAC thrive off volunteer help.
“We’re trying to incorporate businesses in those towns who celebrate the LAC,” Dwight said. “All these businesses have been big supporters.”
The ride itself reflected the efforts of people in the community to get involved, as the number of riders over the past three years has increased.
The first year saw 24 riders followed by 56 last year. Dwight’s goal this year is more much more than that.
“My personal goal is 75,” he said.
And if anybody needs any more reason to go, just turn to the motorcycle itself.
“It’s riding with your friends,” Dwight said. “Getting with them and riding.”
Sign-up begins at 9 a.m. from the American Legion in Lyle with the ride leaving at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $15 per person with a meal included. All proceeds go to the Lyle Area Cancer Auction for 2013.
For more information contact Dwight at 507-440-1860 or Melody at 507-440-4168.
The food will be served on the ride’s return to Lyle.