The Long Reach Long Riders have announced the dates and route for their next charity motorcycle ride. This year’s ride, dubbed The Radioactive Ride, is all about New Mexico (plus a little Arizona, Utah, and Texas), the land of Billy the Kid, Georgia O’Keeffe and J. Robert Oppenheimer. From sweeping desert vistas to painted mesas and majestic mountains, from the whimsical aliens of Roswell to the caverns of Carlsbad there is definitely something for everyone.
The Long Reach Long Riders are a horde of theatre technicians/motorcycle enthusiasts from around the USA, Canada and beyond. We ride to raise money for charity and have been doing so since 2004. The 2016 Long Reach Long Rider ride begins on June 4th in Las Cruces, New Mexico and finishes back in Las Cruces on June 12th. Registration is now open for any who wish to sign up for the ride.
Loren Schreiber, Ride Marshal for the 2016 ride commented, “Much of the ride is in a high desert environment. Average high temperatures for June range from the mid-60s to the mid-90s depending on where you are in New Mexico. Elevation will range from over 8,000 feet near Angel Fire to 2,800 feet around Carlsbad.”
Previous Long Reach Long Rides have featured roads with names like “Tail of the Dragon” and “The Snake,” which are famous for scores of challenging tight turns and uniformly green scenery. New Mexico will be different. Not only will there be challenging, twisting roads but there will also be sweeping turns along the base of the mountains and unrelentingly straight roads dropping down into massive valleys populated with painted mesas and ancient volcanoes.
Mark Heiser, Ride Marshal in 2015 noted, “The camaraderie, on and off the road, is terrific. And while it’s true that the ride is great fun, everyone remembers our primary mission; to raise money and awareness for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and the ESTA Foundation’s Behind The Scenes program”.
For more information on the route, joining the ride or making a donation, go to www.lrlr.org.