The fifth annual Motorcycles for Mutts (& kitties too) ride was held on August 13. Despite a weather forecast for Rockford that kept many folks from attending, they had a fabulous day. The ride was routed to go to east and south of Rockford, so they only had about five miles of rain to contend with the whole day. It just goes to prove: If you don’t like the weather in Michigan, wait five minutes; it will change. Organizer Lori Vorpi of Vorpi Chiropractic stated, “We had 32 bikes and about 50 riders join us for the whole day to support C-SNIP and the ASPCA. We were able to raise $3,000 for our charities. C-SNIP has now performed over 70,000 low-cost and no-cost spay and neuter procedures.” Road captains Jason Fisher and Bill Mong and fellow road captains Russ Baker, Jim Pate and Paul Flanery planned the route for Saturday with an obvious vision for avoiding Mother Nature. The grand prize winner was John Ritter of Rockford. He was presented with two round-trip airline tickets donated by AirTran by Kristie Swan and C-SNIP Director Pat Schoen.
Charity motorcycle ride to benefit C-SNIP, ASPCA Vorpi Chiropractic, located at 11741 Cedar Rock Drive NE in Rockford, has announced the route line-up for the fifth annual Motorcycles for Mutts and Kitties Too charity motorcycle ride on Saturday, August 13. This ride benefits both C-SNIP, West Michigan’s only nonprofit spay and neuter clinic, as well as the ASPCA. Registration costs are $25 per bike or $35 with a passenger and includes a BBQ lunch for each rider. The ride will begin gathering at 9:30 a.m. with registration at Vorpi Chiropractic. The 150-mile scenic ride begins at Vorpi Chiropractic and includes stops at Flat River Grill in Lowell, then south into Middleville for lunch at Swamp Fox, west into Allendale’s Main Street Pub, and then around into Grand Rapids to visit The Muze at 4 Mile and Alpine Ave. Awesome promotions are planned at each stop as well with the Budweiser Girls, Gilmore Collection prizes, Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum, and so much more. The ride is a five-card “poker style” ride with the winner receiving round-trip airline tickets from AirTran to anywhere they fly! Raffle prize drawings are also scheduled for all day. Additional information can be found at www.motorcyclesformutts.com, www.csnip.org, on Facebook at the group page Motorcycles for Mutts, or call Vorpi Chiropractic at (616) 866-1081. Be sure to set the date on your calendar for this memorable and fun event to benefit C-SNIP and the ASPCA, on Saturday, August 13.