4th Annual Mae West Memorial Pet Run
Monday, June 12th - Registration starts at 8am at Rally Headquarters on the boardwalk of Lakeside Avenue with kickstands up at 10:30am for a scenic ride to NH Motor Speedway for a guided tour around the track! Participation is $25/rider and $20/passengers. Those who donate, regardless if they can join the ride, will receive a custom 2017 Sick Boy Motorcycle Pet Run Ride T-shirt.
2016 saw a record number of bikers join up to ride from Rally Headquaters down to the shelter and over to the Weirs. This year the ride takes you a little further afield, a drop in at the shelter to say hello to the animals, grab a complimentary coffee and pastry, and then off to finish at the New hampshire Motor Speedway for a guided ride around the track! Riders are invited to stop at the Katancha vendor lot for a chance at tons of door prizes, then continue on to the afterparty at The Broken Spoke for a free lunch and more prizes.
Doug and Misty Asermely of Sick Boy Motorcycles have joined forces with their favorite animal advocacy agency, New Hampshire Humane Society for the 4th Pet Run, this year held on Monday June 12th at the Laconia Bike Week event.
Doug Asermely got the idea for this ride back in 2013 after learning that Mae West, the beloved cat of Rally Executive Director Charlie St. Clair, had died while Charlie was away in Florida, at Daytona Bike Week. Mae West was special, she was spunky and full of life, and her memory lives on since bikers really do care about certainly things that are near and dear, like the welfare of homeless animals. Laconia Bike Week is a great time to join others and participate in the Mae West Memorial Pet Run to benefit the NH Humane Society
“Doug is a special chap” says Marylee Gorham, NHHS Executive Director, and longtime rider herself. “When I met him and toured him through the shelter, every dog stopped barking, sat down and gave him a look of curiosity, as if they all knew, he was a fellow with a very caring soul.”
Join Doug and his lovely wife Misty, Rally Directors, Charlie St. Clair and Jennifer Anderson, on this fun ride with a reason, homeless pets in the Lakes Region, through the local scenic roads of Meredith, Laconia and Loudon. The ride always benefits this animal shelter, where last year 1,023 animals were adopted!
Over the last three years, more than $22,000 has been raised from the Mae West Memorial Pet Run Ride, with more funds anticipated in 2017. For their donation, riders received a custom Sick Boy Motorcycle Pet Run t-shirt and will enjoy time spent with other animal advocates and bikers with compassion and heart.
The work that Doug puts into this ride is exemplified by the riders, many of whom are his loyal customers, and from the big support the ride gets from sponsors that can be found on the New Hampshire Humane Society social media sites and Sick Boy Motorcycles.com
Doug donates his time, advertising, and the custom-designed shirts to ensure that all the money raised from riders and sponsors goes directly to the animals.
New Hampshire Humane Society is a local resource for communities all over Belknap County, providing safe harbour for the lost, neglected, abused and unwanted animals of the region. The animal advocacy and adoption agency receives no Federal or State funding, nor financial support from any national charities, rather the mission continues because of donor support from individuals and businesses who care about animal welfare.