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Let's Ride to Hell - Blessing of the Bikes

Hey just wanted to see if anyone would be up in meeting up and riding over to Hell June 1st for Blessing of the Bikes in Hell? I plan on going, but would be cool to ride over together if anyone is interested.

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as a "Pope of Hell", I should get my a$$ up there to represent! lol I would love to go to Hell and back again, again. but that being a Sunday, I don't see it happening. if I would have had a little more of a heads up, I might have been able to make it happen. oh well, maybe next year.

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Not it. I've never been a fan of events like that. Why should I have to pay someone to look at my bike? Unless I'm rocking a truly awesome custom bike I built I see no point.

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Not it. I've never been a fan of events like that. Why should I have to pay someone to look at my bike? Unless I'm rocking a truly awesome custom bike I built I see no point.
The reason for that is because it is a fund raiser but it is your decision to attend or not. No disrespect intended with my explanation and if I missed a hidden question or comment I apologize. Sometimes I am just slow as happens after you pass the 60 mark and are only a few days short of 61.

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[QUOTE=StonePoet;706210]Hey just wanted to see if anyone would be up in meeting up and riding over to Hell June 1st for Blessing of the Bikes in Hell? I plan on going, but would be cool to ride over together if anyone is interested.....QUOTE]

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The reason for that is because it is a fund raiser but it is your decision to attend or not. No disrespect intended with my explanation and if I missed a hidden question or comment I apologize. Sometimes I am just slow as happens after you pass the 60 mark and are only a few days short of 61.
I realize it is a fundraiser. I'm all for a good cause. I just prefer not to attend larger organized events that donate to them. I've seen lots of good charitable organizations only receive a portion ( a small portion) of funds raised. I donate, but I prefer to do it directly to the cause.

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I realize it is a fundraiser. I'm all for a good cause. I just prefer not to attend larger organized events that donate to them. I've seen lots of good charitable organizations only receive a portion ( a small portion) of funds raised. I donate, but I prefer to do it directly to the cause.
VERY, VERY good point !

Too many locations/business's/individuals willing to volunteer essentials w/o costs, = total fund raisers
for a true Fund Raiser !

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I realize it is a fundraiser. I'm all for a good cause. I just prefer not to attend larger organized events that donate to them. I've seen lots of good charitable organizations only receive a portion ( a small portion) of funds raised. I donate, but I prefer to do it directly to the cause.
I was never questioning your charitable ideals. I took your question at face value. I may have a slightly different view point but I do understand your intention. I also agree that some fundraisers only pass on a small percentage of the donations to the proper organization.

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as a "Pope of Hell", I should get my a$$ up there to represent! lol I would love to go to Hell and back again, again. but that being a Sunday, I don't see it happening. if I would have had a little more of a heads up, I might have been able to make it happen. oh well, maybe next year.
Sorry Ruger I shold have posted earlier, but just wasn't sure if I was going to be going or not. I'm also a bit bummed cause I just found out that there will be no Detroit Bike Week this year at all So it's Hell and our gathering that are the only bike related events it looks like I'll be going to this summer.

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Stone Poet, good to see you back posting.
Thanks Vulcan, yeah I'm around just crazy busy, actually recently just got finished doing a 1200 mile ride down to NC.

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I realize it is a fundraiser. I'm all for a good cause. I just prefer not to attend larger organized events that donate to them. I've seen lots of good charitable organizations only receive a portion ( a small portion) of funds raised. I donate, but I prefer to do it directly to the cause.

Mike I'm only going as and excuse to to do something that day first of all. Also as for the charitable element here is my perspective.

I've been an organizer for years, over this time I've have worked on my events that were fundraisers for something or another. I also donate our of pocket to many things, as well as in-kind. You are somewhat correct as for the small portion actually going to the cause, but that is not always the case. Also, look at it this way many fundraisers are sold more on the event rather than the fundraising itself, and often times that's just an added bonus to let people know there is a purpose behind the event. Many fundraiser events bring out people in a social way to have a good time, and these people may not actually be people who would actually reach in their pockets to donate to a cause directly. I'm in the midst of seting up some fundraisers for the Poetry Slam Team at the moment. I can assure you we raise more money this way rather than just asking for donations. Hell, in April we had our Slam finals, it was a fundraiser for us. People bought tickets to come see a show, and after expenses we still brought in over $1700. There is no way we would have gotten that much money in 1 day had we just asked for donations alone.
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