Saturday morning’s Ride for a Cure for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Scotsburn proved a roaring hit with approximately 65 bikers raising more than $5,000.
A crowd was gathered near Deb’s Hidden Café to prepare for the beginning of the group ride that took everyone as far as Tatamagouche and back to Scotsburn again.
The event ended with a big barbecue, music as well as lots of prizes and 50/50 draws.
“I’m totally thrilled,” said Leah Sutherland, organizer of the event.
Although parts of Saturday proved to be less than ideal for outdoor events, the rain held off long enough for the bikes to take off and be on their way.
The roar of the motorcycle engines signaled the sound of hope for those with Juvenile diabetes.
“The support is bigger than I thought,” said Sutherland.
“From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank everyone. They are the ones who make it happen.”
On Tuesday, she said she was “still on Cloud 9.”
This year marked the second year for Ride for the Cure.
Motorcycles peel out of Scotsburn on Sunday for the annual JDRF Ride for the Cure. (Brimicombe photo)