The inaugural Cruisin’ for Kids Sake Motorcycle Run held on Saturday, Sept. 8 was more than a gorgeous array of bikes – it was a cross-island ride benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) mentoring program and raised $5,000.
The event, created by BBBSLI Board Chair Jeffrey Schwartzberg, who rode a Honda VTX 1800 Retro Cruiser, and BBBSLI Board Member Tom Slome, sporting a Moto Guzzi, began at the Levittown BBBSLI office and ended at Oakland’s Marina in Hampton Bays.
The uncertain weather held for the 20 riders and their passengers, who were met with sunshine on the East End, and all enjoyed a waterfront lunch.
“When a group of individuals committed to a cause, like Big Brothers Big Sisters, combines that commitment with a passion, such as motorcycling, anything can happen,’ Slome said.
“Today’s ride will help this wonderful organization make a difference in the lives of more children, right here on Long Island,’ Schwartzberg said.
Cruisin’ for Kids Sake will be added to BBBSLI’s annual event calendar. For more information on this event or making a difference in the life of a child who may be facing adversity, contact Big Brothers Big Sister of Long Island at 516-731-7880 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.