Long Reach Long Riders Complete Another Successful Charity Ride


The Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) are happy to announce the successful completion of their 5th annual charity motorcycle ride. The LRLR ride benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the ESTA Foundation's Behind The Scenes program and the current total raised by the LRLR this year is $40,500

This years' ride started in Las Vegas and finished six days and 1,600 miles later in Las Vegas. Donations for the 2008 ride will be accepted until May 31, 2008 and can be made online.

Some statistics from the ride:

Number of bikes:


Average daily mileage:

239 miles

Lowest temperature:

31 degrees F

Highest temperature:

101 degrees F

Lowest altitude:

Las Vegas, NV, at 2,002 feet

Highest altitude:

Lizard Head Pass, CO, at 10,222 feet

Weather encountered:

Mostly sunshine but also rain, sleet, snow, and hail

Average gallons of gas consumed per bike:


Average gallons of coffee consumed per bike:


Average number of insects killed per bike:

2.35 per sq. inch of windshield

Amount of Ibuprofen consumed (all riders):

1,576 tablets (200 mg)

Live Animals sighted:

Fox (1)

Bald Eagle (1)

Peregrine Falcon (1)

Red Tail Hawk (13)

Cooper's Hawk (1)

Elk (6)

Mule deer (20)

Whitetail deer (15)

Lizard (146)

Horse (572)

Steer (867)

Turkey Vulture (2,456)

The LRLR would like to thank the riders, support team members, and their sponsors for another wonderful trip. Donations are still being accepted online.

Riders and *passengers:

Moe Conn Christine Conn*

Mark Heiser Vickie Bradeen*

David Edelstein Brenda Edelstein*

Loren Schreiber

Kate Schreiber

Greg Williams

Matt Williams

Scott Henkels

Josh Prues

Ritch Julian

Starr Markham

Bill Sapsis

Chase Car Drivers:

Rob Hamilton

Scott Miller

Support Staff:

Sarah Gowan, website, graphics, and administration

Lori Rubinstein, Behind the Scenes

Joe Norton, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Next year's ride will begin in Richmond, VA and will include the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains. Expected ride time will be mid-to-late July.

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