We donate our time each year to photographing The Ride to Camp Bike Run. The bike run raises money for Camp Welch in Assonet MA. The camp is part of the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Fall River. The B&G Club has been a big part of my (Drew’s) family growing up. I believe at one time or another EVERYONE in my family has worked there. My uncle ran the club as well as the camp for many years. This is an annual event that takes place during August each year and we have been happy to help out and donate our time for such a great cause. Camp Welch is a location where a lot of my summer memories take place. (Im sure I could dig up some old photos to prove this, but you’ll have to take my word for it. Hair styles and terrible 80’s clothes keep me from exposing you to such pictures).
Amanda went out and captured some shots of the Bikes while out on the run.
The run ends at Camp Welch. The sound of all the bikes coming into camp is amazing. One of us ends up at the top of a ladder as they are coming in and is just snapping away, trying to capture all the riders on their bikes. After all the bikes are parked at camp, we usually take the time to capture some detail shots of the bikes.
Food, games and music are at the forefront of the remaining day at the camp. It has evolved into an event that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Our 3 year old daughter Prue loves coming to camp after the run. She spent the entire day running around and playing with some of the other kids.
Each year they have a dj during the morning at Durfee and then after the ride they have several bands playing. This year it was The Criminals, Identity Crisis & Bone Shaker.
Relay races and other rodeo games are set up for the riders to participate in through out the day at camp. Even if you aren’t playing in the games it is still fun to watch.
The whole day was a success and raised A LOT of money for a great place. Thanks to all the great sponsors, especially our two major sponsors, Citizens Union Savings Bank & Mechanics Cooperative Bank.