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Celebrating Sadie Grimm Motorcycle Ride & Celebration
June 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
“Celebrating Sadie Grimm” Motorcycle Ride kicks off the celebration of Sadie Grimm making history as the winner of the Manitoba Motorcycle Club Gold Medal and the first rider to reach Winnipeg Beach in 1914. All motorcyclists and their supporters are welcome to participate in the ride and/or the celebration with a motorcycle ride commencing between 10 and 11 AM at Headingley Sport Shop, 5160 Portage Ave. The actual motorcycle ride will tour through Saint Francois Xavier, Marquette, Stonewall, Balmoral, Teulon, Inwood, Fraserwood ending in Winnipeg Beach at 3 PM with celebration at the bandstand. The Town of Winnipeg Beach is hosting us by providing use of the bandstand, motorcycle parking on the main street and a live band. All proceeds will be directed to erecting a permanent memorial to Sadie Grimm’s milestone victory. A covered picnic area and a metal motorcycle sculpture are proposed and work has begun on making both happen. Both are to be erected near the spot where the majestic Empress Hotel stood on Winnipeg Beach when, in 1914, Sadie Grimm rode to and was presented with her gold metal.