The run will benefit the Grace Armantrout Museum’s Veterans Museum Depot.
George West Mayor Sylvia Steele, who is helping to organize the run, said, “We are putting the Depot together as a tribute to the veterans of Live Oak County.”
Steele used to be an avid motorcycle rider and thought the fun run would be a good way to raise the money needed to finish the depot and open the exhibit.
“The motorcycle people are always helping everyone,” she said.
The fun run route is still being finalized but Steele said it will not exceed 150 miles and will include four stops.
The riders will depart at 10 a.m. on Sept. 24, getting a card stamped at each of the four stops to verify they were there, and will then draw their cards when they return to the starting point.
Steele wants the event to be a family event, not just a fun run. There will be camping for the event at Cactus Park and the gates for camping will open at noon on Friday. On Saturday after the event, there will be field events starting at 3 p.m. as well as dinner, a silent auction, awards and live music.
Many of the riders will be the Reguladores, a motorcycle club made up of law enforcement officers.
Steele hopes to raise $6,000 through the event. That money will be used to hook up the electricity and water at the depot and finish the refurbishing work. Once completed, the depot will house military displays, including uniforms that were donated by Live Oak County veterans representing various military branches.
Registration for the run is currently being accepted as well as applications for vendors. For more information or forms, email firstname.lastname@example.org.