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I did the Molly Bish Charity today in Sturbridge MA. About a 35 mile ride throughout central MA. It had a police escort so it was all open road - must have been at least 500 bikes - maybe a lot more. I didn't see one other Burgman and only one other scooter - a Honda Helix I think. Was anyone else there from this forum that I missed?

Between the commute to and from the event and the ride itself I put on about 100 miles - first time I've ever done that much in one day. Two things impressed me about the bike - no sore rear end that I used to get on my Piaggio even after 10 miles plus the MPG reading on the dash was 62 mpg which I have found to be overly pessimistic so doing hand calculations would probably give 65 mpg.
 

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Awesome! Hope you get out there and do some more.
I have ridden my 400 on many group rides and each time there are more scooters!
Ride Safe and Have Fun.
 

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Sorry to say but I have stopped doing any more charity rides.......!!! Too many people riding who have no idea of how to ride in a group - Not riding in a staggered formation - Not keeping appropriate distance between bikes - too close or too far apart.

The very last ride I went on was about 4 years ago for raising money for breast cancer research. There were about 300-400 bikes involved and a BIG gap opened up between riders and and a little Isuzu Samuri with a bicycle strapped on the back of it pulled out of a side street striking a rider (53 yo) on and HD......killing him instantly when the bicycle struck him on the neck and severed his carotid artery. He bled out - on the spot!!!!!! Not many people knew this knew this until it was announced at the final destination.

I still support many of the causes that people ride for - but.......no more big charity rides for me.
 

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I started doing charity rides this year. I found that you need to be selective. I went to two this year that was serving alcohol at 10:30 in the morning before the ride. One involved an American legion ride for a fallen soldier. They stopped at 4 Legion posts and it was belly up to the bar at each one. They were escorted by the sheriffs dept. That was my first and last. There were only two I went to this year that were alcohol free. Did I say you have to be selective.

Sure would like to see a charity ride promoted by Maxi scooters.
 
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