Bikers Kick Up Dust For Eagleswood Rec
More than 350 motorcyclists from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania endured 15 grueling miles and raised more than $4,000 for recreational activities in Eagleswood, during the second annual Sahara Sand Stump Jumper Hare Scramble.
Organizers of the two-day event April 14th and 15th say it attracted bikers of all ages and skill levels, along with about 800 friends and family members, to the Sahara Sand mining site in the borough.
Competitors traversed wooded trails, open fields, and sandy hills, leading up to a two-hour main event of the best bikers in the Northeast.
The event is coordinated each year by Motorcycle Competition, Inc., whose president is Dave Nash. “As an organization, we spent a lot of time and resources to create a premiere event,” he said in a statement, “and believe it delivered beyond expectations.”
The total collected from five-dollar entrance fees goes to the Eagleswood Township Recreation Committee.
According to Mayor Debra Rivas, it will help to organize this year’s 5K/10K Walk/Run for the benefit of USO Families Of The Fallen support program, the Eagleswood Country Fair, and Breakfast With Santa.
Sahara Sand donates the space for the Scramble twice a year. The next event, taking place in autumn, raises funds for the Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Department.
The company also contributes to the Country Fair, supports a Little League baseball team, and donates Christmas turkeys for firefighters to distribute.