No District report for November/December at the present time.
Here in the MMA Northern District, 2013 started off with a double loss. One of our long-time supporters, Butch Schoppman, passed away after a long illness. A few weeks later, our MMA secretary, Shellie Salter, died unexpectedly.Our sincere condolences go out to their families and friends.
Renee Lippert, wife of our MMA State Representative, stepped up to complete Shellie’s term as Secretary.
In May, MMA Scholarships were awarded to two local Page students. Tiana Bartholomew from Page High School will be attending NAU starting this fall, and Miranda Warren from Tse’ Yaato’ High School will be attending Mohave Community College starting the second semester beginning January 2014.
The Northern District voted to move our District’s “Birds on Bikes” to June this year. We joined forces with local businesses this summer for a food drive. According to the Food Bank, the summer months are when the need is greatest for our local population.
In July the MMA Northern District participated in the 4th of July Parade. Also in the parade were the NavaHopi Honor Riders. They were out in force carrying flags from all branches of the Military on their bikes.
MMA Northern District is currently selling raffle tickets, and the drawing will be held during Octoberfest 2013.
Prizes include a ½ day fishing trip for up to 4 people, $100 gift certificate for service from Limey’s Cycle Shop, $100 gift certificate from Blair’s Dinnebeto Trading Post, $100 gift certificate from Sun West Auto, Marine & RV and $50 gift certificate from The Ranch House Grill. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. Contact any of the Northern District Officers for your tickets.
All proceeds from the Raffle support local charities: Toys for Tots, Christmas Angel Tree, Birds on Bikes and the MMA Scholarship Program.
We are preparing for the 28th Annual Octoberfest / Run to the Lake Rally on October 4th and 5th in Page Arizona. Lots of behind the scenes work happening to make it a terrific event this year. Camping is available locally and at the Lake, and our local Motels are biker-friendly. The event grows each year and we are looking forward to lots of good friends, good food, and fun for the big and little kids.
Note to Page-bound bikers: Repairs to Hwy 89 continue, but the detour route N20, from The Gap to LeChee is just about complete and will be open later in August 2013. This road repair will make it much easier for travelers to get to Page for the Rally.
Greetings from Northern Arizona! Fall has arrived and with it great riding weather and destinations. A group of Page riders took off to the North Rim a couple of weeks ago and caught the leaf colors turning.
The 27th Annual Oktoberfest celebration was held last weekend with a great turnout; we had riders from as far as California and Missouri joining in the fun, a lot of friends from Phoenix, Vegas, Farmington and Durango. The Kids games were one of the highlights of the day with sack races and water balloon tossing - which quickly turned into a free for all with the Big Kids (judges) having a water fight. The official Big Kids games also had a great tum out rolling kegs, CD tossing, slow racing, tire-throwing and the all-time favorite "Honey I'm Home." A couple of our local trophy holders lost out this year to visiting riders. Competition is ON for next year! Tourists from Japan were in the park taking pictures of all the events, so we may be getting some international coverage as well. We had a great time and are already making plans for next year. Thank you to all the participants, vendors, sponsors and bikers!