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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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The Bears Reuben Brown is putting a charity motorcycle run together.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Combining two of his passions, Bears guard Ruben Brown is inviting all fellow motorcycle enthusiasts to join him on the open road to raise money for charity.

The Ruben Brown Motorcycle Run will debut in the Chicago area June 10-11 with a 50-mile scenic tour. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army of Metropolitan Chicago.

Eight-time Pro Bowler Ruben Brown is entering his third season with the Bears.
Created in Buffalo in 2001 when Brown played for the Bills, the motorcycle run has been conducted each of the past five years in western New York, raising over $100,000. Former Bills players who participate include Jim Kelly, Fred Smerlas and Sam Gash.

"I went to a couple of small motorcycle rallies and I thought it would be a great idea if a player did something like that as opposed to a typical golf tournament," Brown said.

"I am really into motorcycles. That's what I do in my off time. I ride them. I have five of my own. I'm always adding on to my collection and I know a lot of people that ride.

"I knew a lot of players that rode motorcycles. There are tons that golf, but I thought it was a little unique because there's a whole other culture of people and motorcycles have become so popular. I said, 'Hey, why not have a player get involved with the whole scene?'"

The Chicago event kicks off on Saturday, June 10 with a VIP reception at the Sundance Saloon in Waukegan. Registration will then be held Sunday morning at Woodstock Harley Davidson. Another party immediately follows the run at Sideouts Bar & Eatery in Island Lake.

The $20 entry free includes a commemorative pin, run admission, souvenir wristband, admission to the post-run party, auction packet, and one food and one drink ticket.

Pro Bowlers Brian Urlacher, Mike Brown and Olin Kreutz are expected to attend the fundraiser along with former Bears players Chris Zorich, Shaun Gayle, Roland Harper and others.

The event organizer, an eight-time Pro Bowler with the Bills, is excited about hosting the run.

"It's a good cause, and if you know anything about the motorcycle culture, they are probably the most charitable group of people that you're ever going to meet," Brown said.

"A lot of people have a stigma about the motorcycle culture, but that's old. It's no longer true. Everyone is very charitable and very giving and this is a fun way to give.

"We're going to give you some entertainment and some food and drinks and you're going to get to meet other motorcyclists like yourself. There are always tons of unusual motorcycles that you can look at. It's just a really fun event."
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2006, 10:44 AM
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my trip to cancun is starting to look flaky. this sounds like fun
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sweet I may do that sounds like a good two up event.

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You mean the party is NOT at the FBI range???????

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