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A Ride for Hope

August 7, 2008 - Jim Price
The members of local progressive/rock band The Grimm, like so many people, have been impacted by cancer; losing loved ones and seeing family, friends and fans battle this dreaded disease.  This Saturday, August 9, the group – singer Bob Lee, bassist Kent Tonkin, guitarist Kirk “Otto” Tonkin and drummer Ron Brode – is doing something about it.  The Grimm’s inaugural “Ride for Hope” is a combination benefit motorcycle ride and concert, with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. 

Both the motorcycle ride and concert will be headquartered at the Anchor Inn, on Beach Marina Road near Prince Gallitzin State Park.  Registration for the motorcycle ride will begin at 10:30 AM Saturday at the Anchor Inn, with the ride itself starting at 1 PM.  The nearly 100-mile ride will return to the Anchor Inn, with the concert starting inside at 3:30 PM.  Bands performing include Old Skool, Redemption, the Smoke Run Band, Beyond Reason, Naildriver, The Embalmed and The Grimm.  Musical styles will range from oldies and classic rock (The Smoke Run Band, Beyond Reason) to classic-styled metal (Naildriver) to progressive metal (The Grimm) to heavy modern metal (The Embalmed).

Registration for the motorcycle ride is limited to the first 200 riders.  The cost is $15 per bike and $5 per additional rider, which includes the ride, concert, meal and door prizes.  The cost for the concert, meal and door prizes (without riding) is $10.  And the cost for the concert alone is $5.  Nobody under 21will be admitted inside the Anchor Inn during the concert.

Ride leaders are still needed to lead groups of riders during the ride.  For more information or to volunteer, call Kent Tonkin at 886-2887.

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Bob Lee of The Grimm, during the "Feast on the Beast" Thanksgiving Eve concert at The Lost & Found in Juniata last year.


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