The Seabillys were among a long list of performers who entertained at the Cruise and Concert on July 28. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Ride Into History rode into Fraser Valley communities Saturday

After a breakfast by the Fort Langley Lions Club, the Ride Into History participants hit the road.

About 125 motorcycle riders toured the Fraser Valley Saturday morning from Langley City out to Agassiz and Chilliwack and back again, all for charity.

The annual Ride Into Hope raised funds for the Gateway of Hope shelter in Langley and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Langley.

“The weekend went wonderfully,” said organizing committee chair Troy Gaglardi

Celine Harmel came out from Coquitlam to take part on her 2004 Vulcan with its custom flame paint job.

“I’ve only been riding for about a year and a half,” she explained.

Ride Into History was her longest ride so far and a fun way to help.

“This was a blast for a good cause,” Vancouver rider Jamie Groeneweg said on the ride’s Facebook page.

After a four-hour ride through the Fraser Valley, participants enjoyed a bike rodeo and meal catered by Milestones Restaurant.

The Saturday ride capped off the fundraiser which started Friday evening with the annual family concert which has grown into a popular event.

The organizing committee is still tallying the amount for Ride Into History.

“We won’t release the funds raised for a while, we’ll finish our clean up and allow some extra dollars to come after the event,” Gaglardi explained.

 

Vintage vehicles were on display at the Ride Into History Friday evening Cruise and Concert. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Vintage vehicles were on display at the Ride Into History Friday evening Cruise and Concert. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Celine Harmel, 20, lives in Coquitlam and came out to Langley to take part in the Ride Into History Saturday. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

The Ride Into History started from Langley Saturday morning and heads out to Agassiz and Chilliwack before returning to Langley for a banquet. (Heather Colpitts/Langley City)

The Ride Into History started from Langley Saturday morning and heads out to Agassiz and Chilliwack before returning to Langley for a banquet. (Heather Colpitts/Langley City)

Riders readied to setout on Saturday’s long distance tour. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Riders readied to setout on Saturday’s long distance tour. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)