Saturday ride to support SABRA Sanctuary

Published 12:52am Friday, October 26, 2012

The thunderous rumble-roar of motorcycles will rip through town on Saturday morning, rain or shine, in an effort to rise above domestic and sexual violence.

The Selma Riders Club is sponsoring a benefit ride for Selma and Black Belt Region Abuse (SABRA) Sanctuary, Inc., and is “calling all bikers” who want to participate in the 100-mile ride.

The cost is $25 per bike, and “all the money stays in Selma and Dallas County, and goes towards the domestic violence victims,” Nancy Travis, executive director of SABRA said. “[The money] will be used to help our shelter victims and any of the victims that we serve.”

The Selma Riders Club does fundraisers for different charities, Travis said.

“They called me and said, ‘We’d love to do a ride for [SABRA],’” she said. “This is domestic violence awareness month, and they’re doing this to help us and our fight against domestic violence.”

The ride will begin at Southern Girls Restaurant on Citizens Parkway. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and all registered participants will receive a discount on the breakfast special.

There is no pre-registration, so everyone interested in participating in the ride needs to register Saturday morning.

The riders will ride approximately 100 miles, which may go into Perry County and Wilcox County, Travis said, and end at Side Porch Sandwiches on Water Avenue.

Flags will be given to all the bikes that participate, and door prizes will be given out at the end of the ride.

“We thank them so much for doing this,” Travis said. “We believe that no one deserves to be abused.”

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