Press Release

Fourth annual Reins of Hope Charity Ride

WINDHAM, Maine — The fourth annual Reins of Hope Charity Ride will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m.   Sunday, Aug. 19, at Jimmy The Greeks at the Maine Mall in South Portland, to benefit Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center.

Riders follow a route traveling to the RTT farm at 14 Lilac Drive in Windham for tours and horseback riding demonstrations, then continue on with stops at the Iron Tails Saloon in Acton and the Maine Street Bar and Grill in Standish. Riders finish at the Stockhouse Restaurant in Westbrook at 4:00 pm.

 

The suggested donation is $20.00 per rider and $10.00 per passenger. Riders are encouraged to raise money from friends, family and co-workers before the ride in support of RTT.  Participants can use an online giving program at razoo.com/team/Reins-Of-Hope-Charity-Motorcycle-Ride, or by seeking donations and sponsorships face to face.  Prizes are awarded to the top fundraisers.  All proceeds benefit RTT’s therapeutic riding programs serving children and adults with disabilities.

The event was founded by and is organized by Custom Hawg of Scarborough, Maine.  Tammy Jones, owner of Custom Hawg notes that “We are very excited to host this annual event again this year. It always attracts a variety of motorcycle riders and supporters from across Maine and New England – Riders tell me it is one of their favorites!”.  This year’s goal is to best the $10K they raised last year. In addition to a full day of bike riding throughout Southern Maine, riders enjoy great food, live music, cash prizes, and a silent auction at the final stop of the day. Executive Director of RTT, Sarah Bronson states that “The Reins of Hope riders are wonderful! They join together for at event to help improve the lives of people with disabilities.  It is especially great when they stop at the farm as part of the ride…here they have a chance to appreciate another type of horsepower!”.

To register for this year’s ride or to learn more please contact Tammy Jones at tammy@customhawg.com.   For more information about volunteering, making a referral or a gift, please visit us at www.ridingtothetop.org or call 892-2813.

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