Hey there everyone, this is my first post in the forum section on here. I work very closely with the owner of this forum, who has helped me in huge ways.
I've been doing a motorcycle event that's simply called "Tuesday Night Coffee" for the last 4 years. This is a all year long event that runs on every Tuesday, no matter weather, if you ride, drive, walk or get a ride, the event is open to anyone and everyone. It's a great social event that brings the general motorcycle community together. It's started based off sport bikes, but if you ride something else, don't let that scare you, the versitile group of motorcycles that has been coming out is large! From cruisers, supermoto, super bikes, electric and scooters alike, a motorcycle is a motorcycle and we welcom and enjoy them all!
Over the last 3 years, I have done food drives every Tuesday prior to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Last year, which was our second year doing the food drives, we were bringing in upwards of 200~ pounds of food each event. This year, I wanted to double this and hit upwards of 400 pounds of food.
October, 25th which was our 3rd annual Halloween Food Drive Raffle we raised and astonishing 913 pounds of food in a matter of about 4 hours. This was noted as the LARGEST private food drive the Oregon Food Bank has EVER seen....I was absolutely blown away by the amount of support the community has shown.
Given the success of the last food drive we have set a goal to break 1,000 pounds of food this month!
My events, to help give an incetive to bring more food, have always included a raffle. I have some big companies that have been helping me out with this, from Cox Racing, to RSRacecraft, EDR, SDS Performance and event MotoCzysz!!! Obviously Motorcycle Travel America helps out every time!
It's short notice but Nov. 22nd, is the Thanksgiving Food Drive. It's held in Beaverton, Oregon at a coffee place called Ava Roasteria. The event kicks off around 6pm, rain or shine!
Below are a few links you can go to, to RSVP as well as check out more information on the event including prize list and companies involved.
If you can, please come out and show your support and donate some food! Let's blow the Oregon Food Bank away again!
There will be another event coming up in December for Christmas. The raffle style will stay the same and I will have a seperate event page set up which I will share when I have it written up.
One AWESOME thing that will be happening, Thunder Mountain Motorcycle Rescue, an absolutely AMAZING motorcycle tow company, 24/7, for the Portland Metro area and parts of southern Washington, will be donating $5.00 from EVERY paid tow from Nov. 23rd - Dec. 20th towards the Christmas Food Drive Raffle, they will also have a cash donation bin that you can donate money to if you would like!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this at all! Would love to see more people out there and hear from you all as well.
This is something I do for the motorcycle community, nothing more, nothing less. I take no profit or benefits from this at all, this is all done out of time on my days off and many times money out of my pocket to give the community a nice place to come together and meet others of similar interests and hobbies as well as curve the general publics potentially negative perseption on the motorcycle community.
This is 100% a family friend event.