PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) food and shelter program will host the inaugural “Iron Butt” Charity Ride on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 8:30 a.m. to help raise funds to provide emergency assistance to families in need in the South Antelope Valley.
The ride will begin and end at SAVES, located at 1002 E. Ave. Q-12, and proceed 169 miles through scenic parts of the Antelope Valley and Tehachapi.
“This is basically all designed for fun and to raise money for a good cause,” said SAVES Coordinator Patricia Morales. “We have a very active and generous motorcycling community in the Antelope Valley who love to ride their bikes and help out charities such as SAVES.”
Registration is $25 per rider and $20 per passenger in advance and available online at www.cityofpalmdale.org. Day of registration will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. at SAVES and will be $30 per rider and $25 per passenger.
Registration includes the scenic ride, a catered lunch and one free opportunity ticket for cash prizes. Prizes include one grand prize for $300; five $100 cash prizes; and four $50 cash prizes.
Riders may earn additional opportunity tickets by bringing an unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more, by making the designated stops on the route and pre-registering.
“Even if you don’t ride motorcycles, you’re invited to participate by riding along in your car,” Morales said.
Sponsors of the “Iron Butt” ride include the Newport Pacific Family of Companies, Cirrus Management, The Michaels Organization, OPSEC Security Services, Robertson’s Palmdale Honda, and Santa Clarita Valley Escrow.
For more information call SAVES, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 661-267-5191 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/saves.
View a flyer for this event here.