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Why Salmon Run?

posted Jul 13, 2012, 11:26 AM by Salmon Run   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 2:00 PM ]
Trev Deeley used to say "It does not matter what you ride, as long as you ride".  
Well, the tag line for the Salmon Run could be "It does not matter who you are, as long as you ride".

We all have different reasons for riding, and have different bikes.  However, we have much more in common as the inhabitants of West Coast British Columbia, and this ride is to celebrate the heritage of this special place and people.  

Our launching mission statement is:

To use our common and collective passion for riding motorcycles to enhance the quality of life, liberty and justice for all by promoting:

a)     safe motorcycling,

b)     the arts, culture and tourism of the First Nations,

c)     local businesses, and

d)     appreciation of wild salmon.

"And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every motorcycle and every helmet, from every First Nation and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

                Free at last! Free at last!

                Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!  

(Modified from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.)

"Salmon Totem Pole" near Watershed Grill

You are invited to add your own reasons and goals.