Annual Bruce Moose Ride Sept. 24 to Help Injured Riders

September 22, 2016  
Filed under News, Things to do

The combination of moose, motorcycle and man can be a dangerous one.

The Moose Foundation is nonprofit created after Vermont resident Bruce Brown collided with a moose on a highway south of Burlington in 2007. He was hospitalized and spent time in a coma. The local riding community came together and assisted Bruce and his family with health care, living expenses and motorcycle repair.

The mission of the Moose Foundation is to offer support and assistance to riders who reside (or have been injured) in Vermont while motorcycling.

Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $15,000 to dozens of injured riders and their families. Assistance has ranged from covering medical expenses, helping with household expenses and in the unfortunate case of a fatal accident, funeral expenses. Aside from the monetary assistance, it provides emotional support to the riders and their families.

In an attempt to fund the Foundation, the first Bruce’s Moose Run Ride was held in September 2008. Sixty riders participated in the fundraising ride through the Green Mountains.

 

This year’s ride is Saturday, Sept. 24. Registration is at 9 a.m. Riders will leave at 10 a.m. from Green Mountain Harley-Davidson, later returning to the dealership for a complimentary lunch. 

 

The ride is free, however donations will be accepted on behalf of the Moose Foundation. There will be commemorative t-shirts, hoodies and pins on sale. Stop by for information and to make a donation.  Additional information can be found atwww.moosefund.org.

 

 

 

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