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Riders Invited to Roll With Seeing Eye Pack

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Seeing Eye Charity Ride logo
Motorcycle enthusiasts and their family and friends are invited to join The Seeing Eye for an exciting new event on October 14. The Seeing Eye Charity Motorcycle Ride will feature a scenic ride along the back roads of New Jersey from Hope to Morris Township.

The motorcycle ride will start at Tramontin Harley-Davidson, near exit 12 of Route 80 in Hope, N.J., and will end at Lewis-Morris Park in Morristown, N.J. where Seeing Eye puppies and dogs will greet and have lunch with the riders. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts at 10 a.m. Riders and passengers are encouraged to turn their ride into a fundraiser by asking family, friends and colleagues to sponsor their ride. The participant who raises the most for The Seeing Eye will get to spend an afternoon with a Seeing Eye instructor and take a blindfold walk with a trained Seeing Eye dog!

“The Seeing Eye has several motorcycle enthusiasts on staff and we saw this as an opportunity to invite other riders out for a relaxing ride and, at the same time, to contribute to our mission of providing guide dogs to people who are blind and visually impaired,” said Seeing Eye President & CEO Jim Kutsch.

Registration for the motorcycle ride is $25 for riders, $20 for passengers. The fee includes breakfast at the start and a catered lunch at the end with live music. The first 100 registrants will receive a custom Seeing Eye patch. Seeing Eye dogs and puppies will greet the riders at the end and instructors will give Seeing Eye dog training demonstrations. A 50/50 drawing and prize raffle will be held. Riders’ family members and friends are welcome to meet them at the end for lunch for $15 with children 12 years and younger eating for free. A rain date is scheduled for Oct. 20. Visit www.SeeingEye.org/Motorcycle for more information about The Seeing Eye Charity Motorcycle Ride.

Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. Seeing Eye dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles despite blindness. The Seeing Eye is a philanthropy supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, bequests, and other planned gifts.

The Seeing Eye is a trademarked name and can only be used to describe the dogs bred and trained at the school’s facilities in Morristown, N.J. If you would like more information on The Seeing Eye, please visit the website at www.SeeingEye.org, call (973) 539-4425, or email info@seeingeye.org.

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