Road Runners host motorcycle light parade Thursday night

All riders welcome for ride from Rossland to Fruitvale during annual fundraiser

The highway between Rossland, Trail and the Beaver Valley will be twinkling with light Thursday night as the West Kootenay Road Runners ride their way through town.

The association has organized a night ride with a twist – riders will have foot-and-a-half long flashing LED light wands on their bike, leaving a rainbow light trail from the Rossland Museum to the Beaver Valley Arena.

Road Runner president, Ian McLeod brought the event back to the area for a second year after participating in similar gatherings elsewhere in the province.

“This is something different that you don’t see happen here,” he said. “Anyone with a motorcycle is welcome to come join up, you do not need to be a member.”

Riders interested in participating rather than just seeing the sights, can show up in the parking lot of the Rossland Museum at 7:30 p.m. with the ride leaving at 8 p.m.

The LED light wands will be for sale before the ride for $10 each or two for $15. Proceeds will go toward next year’s Rally in the Valley.

“We want to raise money for the live music, games and things like that,” McLeod said. “It is a good time.”

McLeod is hoping for an even bigger turnout that the inaugural ride last September.

“It should be a good show and we are hoping to get as many bikes out as possible,” he explained. “We bought 300 lights, so it would be nice to get 300 motorcycles, but you never know.”

For information about the association and events, visit westkootenayroadrunners.com.

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