Ride For Youth

A Youth Focus event for the prevention of youth suicide and depression

Day 1 - Monday 28 March 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 5:52am

We arrived in Albany safe and sound with many riders heading out for a warm up on their bikes.

There is a lot of apprehension on what tomorrow will bring with some of the newer riders wondering what is ahead of them.

The dinner at the new “Rustlers Restaurant” was terrific, large and roomy with hosts Dean and Tammy looking after us as if we were royalty.

Our guests, Alison Braun our motivational speaker, Geoff Rasmussen our Chairman and David Gray our Board Director who drove down to join the official dinner together with Dennis Wellington who is the Deputy Mayor of Albany were welcomed by our Ride Director, Micky G.

Alison’s personal story as the runner up of the Biggest Loser and her sad loss of her husband to suicide where she found herself the sole supporter and mother of 3 children, could do nothing but add great admiration and awe as to her mental strength and ability to work through such sad and painful adversity.

A great night was had by all and certainly related to what has started as another great ride.

Cheers, Jenny Allen

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