Love Ride motorcycle charity event canceled due to bad economy
“The numbers were scary dismal to where we thought, ‘Gee, this thing is going to bomb,’” said Oliver Shokouh, Love Ride founder and the owner of Glendale Harley-Davidson, which organizes the ride.
“I’ve talked to other people involved in charitable events, and typically they’re down on average by 50%, it seems like,” Shokouh said. “Charities have gone away from people’s hearts right now, and they’re really just fighting for survival.”Read the rest of the story at the Glendale News-Press.
Photo: Ramiro and Lauren Tovar of Biloxi, Miss., scan a sea of motorcycles after the 25th Love Ride last year at the Fairplex in Pomona, when about 25,000 bikers rode to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy. Credit: Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times
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