This past weekend we hosted our annual Spring Rally with a great turn out. There were so many new faces this year, it made for a wonderful time. We had 10 more bikes this year than we did last year — welcome to the Ural family, everyone who bought a bike in 2017!
Since we had so many people this year, we split the ride into several riding groups. A big thank you to those who volunteered to help us lead rides! We are so thankful for those of you who stepped up. Because of you this ride went smoothly and became a lot less stressful on our full time staff.
The photo on the left shows one of our most unique riders this year. A pig who rode in the sidecar with stylish goggles. We had a lot of other dogs riding with the group, but this pig certainly stood out from everyone else. Keep riding!
True to tradition, after the ride everyone came back and enjoyed an enormous Russian meal. Thank you to the women who worked tirelessly in making sure everything was set up when riders got back and for serving food. We had summer borscht, kielbasa, beat salad, radish salad and much more. There was so much food no one went home hungry!
Eating is one of the highlights of the rally, because it’s food that is different than our every day cuisine. Food is also something that brings people together. There was much laughter and story telling over the meal. It’s always a fantastic time to meet new people, especially people who ride such a unique motorcycle. Urals are what bring us together, but it’s the food that binds us. Thank you to those who cooked the day before and the day of to pull everything together so wonderfully.
Another element to our rally this year was our tribute to our beloved friend Fredda Cole, who passed away earlier this year. We were honored to have her bike in our show room and have some of her greatest accomplishments posted up on the bike.
We also set up a donation booth to an organization that was close to Fredda’s heart, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Fredda’s grandson has cystic fibrosis and always wanted to do more to help him. Thank you for those of you who were able to donate to a cause that was so close to Fredda’s heart. From now on every year our rally will be dedicated to Fredda’s memory.
Thank you everyone who came and participated in this year’s rally ride. Thank you Russ for allowing us to display Fredda’s Ural. A big thank you to those of you who stayed later and helped us clean up!
We are so thankful we got to spend time with the Ural family before riding season really kicks off. Remember to stay safe out there and drink lots of water!
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