A fun run
BOSTIC— A $3,000 purse will be up for grabs at a motorcycle event at South Mountain Christian Camp (SMCC).
The Ultimate Big Pot Fun Run is being held at the camp in Bostic on Saturday, Aug. 24. Motorcycles, cruisers, hot rods, cars and trucks are invited to participate for a chance to win the big bucks.
The event is sponsored by the Concerned Bikers of America (CBA), a Christian motorcycle group and is a fundraiser for SMCC.
"We started talking about doing a ride as a fundraiser for the camp and began putting it together. We did it for the first time in 2011," said Art Reagle, facilities manager at the camp and event coordinator. "We got other motorcycle groups involved to help out and the first year we raised over $6,000 in cash and had a little over 900 participants."
The cost of the ride is $20. Participants can register at Blue Ridge Harley Davidson in Hickory beginning at 9 a.m. that Saturday.
"It's a 100 mile ride. They get a ticket at the starting and get another ticket at a 50 mile point. Then they get the third ticket when the get back to the camp," Reagle said. "You have to have the first two tickets to get the third one."
The tickets will be entered into a drawing for cash. First place is $1,500, second place is $1,000 and third place is $500.
"Most bikers want to come somewhere they can make a lot of money. This gets different motorcycle people coming to an event to help someone instead of themselves," Reagle said. "With this you get all kinds of different motorcyclists coming together in one unity and it's hard to do that."
Along with the ride, there will also be a car show at the camp.
"We will have a lot of cars. They are excited to come here. We put them on the baseball field and show them," Reagle said. "You don't have to paying to enter the show, you just show up."
There will also be refreshments, venders and music starting at 11 a.m.. Smith's Drugs in Forest City has donated 250 hamburgers and Granny's Kitchen in Icard donated 250 hotdogs. Reagle will be cooking barbecue.
"We really want this to be a family thing," Reagle said. "And hopefully the event will continue for years to come."
All proceeds from the event will benefit the ministry of the camp. A plaque will be awarded to the best motorcycle in the ride.
For more information call 828-302-4590 or 704-585-6363. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registered. The event will happen rain or shine.