Founder Kelly Moore and friends raise money with their motorcycles.
On Sunday, July 11, starting in Bennington, Vermont and riding to Manchester then West Dover, Vermont, Music For Mankind® founder Kelly Moore was joined by Alex de Samsanow and Allison Thorner to raise funds for the United Nations World Food Program and Feeding America.
The weather was ideal for the ride. Alex and Kelly started at Ronnie's Cycle in Bennington, riding up Route 7, then over to Route 7A and up to Manchester. Allison joined our intrepid crew there, and the three rode over Route 30, then up and over beautiful Route 100 to West Dover, stopping at the Matterhorn Inn for Polish lunch, cooked and served by the owners Joe and Wanda Kruszewski. A dip in the pool, and the warm sun felt great!
"We raised some money for those much less fortunate than us, and we had a great time, " Kelly said. "Clearly more can be done to make these rides more successful. But this was a really good start. I'm never discouraged when people join together to help in whatever little way we can. Every little bit makes a difference in the lives of those who struggle every day just to survive. I've been there and seen it. I'll never forget it, and I simply won't stop trying to help."
While performing concerts and doing his lecture series showing his documentary "Nicaragua - On The Ground" that he produced last year about his trip as US Delegate for the Friends of the World Food Program to Nicaragua in 2008, Kelly already has two other rides in the planning stages.
"We have opportunities to keep growing in so many areas and in so many ways," he said of his efforts. " The rides are a new part of this, and with everything else, new ideas keep popping up. I'm planning some announcements about these very soon. So keep an eye on the newsletters, the website and the blog. We're just getting started!"
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