Snapping Shoals broadens Ride for the Cure

COVINGTON - Snapping Shoals EMC is urging residents to rev up their engines and prepare for this fall's community motorcycle and classic car ride for the American Cancer Society.

The Ride for the Cure Cycle & Classic Car Poker Run on Sept. 26 will benefit the Relay for Life campaign.

"The ride is usually held in the spring, but we've chosen to move the event to the fall and invite those with classic cars to come along for the ride," spokesperson Leigh-Anne Burgess said.

The first-out time for the ride is 10 a.m. with a last-out time at 11 a.m., departing from SSEMC headquarters located at 14750 Brown Bridge Road in Covington.

New this year will be the poker game, in which some lucky rider will win $100. Burgess said each rider will receive a card at each of the four stops along the route and at the end of the day, the rider with the best hand wins the cash.

Riders will make stops Monticello, Madison, the Hub and end at The Mellow Mushroom in Conyers where they will draw the cards that will make up their poker hands.

SSEMC is a long-time supporter of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Burgess said. Last year, the electric co-op raised $10,000 for the cause, and nearly $1,200 of that was from the motorcycle ride.

"This year's goal is to do the best we can and raise the most money we can for a great cause," she said.

Registration for the event will begin at 9:30 a.m. the day of the ride. The fee is $25 and there will be a charge of $10 for each extra passenger. Those fees include a commemorative T-shirt.

For more information about the Ride for the Cure Cycle & Classic Car Poker Run, call Wayne Kitchens at 770-385-2709, Kay Strickland at 770-385-2848, or Jimmy Smith at 770-385-2815.