June 11th, 2016 was the 13th Annual Wheeler Ride, a charity motorcycle ride hosted by Wheeler Machinery Co., with all rider donations going to the Utah Food Bank and being matched 100% by Wheeler Machinery Co. The ride started on 2100 South in Salt Lake at Wheeler Machinery Co. Headquarters and, this year, ended at Cattleman’s Hall in Oakley, UT where there was a BBQ lunch and prizes.
Some of the riders in this year’s event remember dong the first ride when there was only about 45 bikes. As of late though the event is pushing closer to 200 bikes. As one rider put it,
Despite what everybody thinks we’re not as big and mean and ugly as they all say. Most of us are ugly but we all like to support a good cause and what a better charity [Utah Food Bank] to support.
This year’s ride was a raging success. There were 263 riders at this year’s event. That is 100 more riders than they had last year. With rider donations and Wheeler Machinery’s donation match, this year’s Wheeler Ride brought in $11,100 for the Utah Food Bank. That equates to approximately 42,000 meals.
If you would like to help the Utah Food Bank go to their website, https://www.utahfoodbank.org, and find out how you can donate food, time, and money.
If you would like to participate in next year’s Wheeler Ride, they tend to start posting details March of every year at http://wheelercat.com