To All of You, God Bless you and...
What a Comeback!
After two years of
domancy, the club was able to not only successfully re-instate
the run, but we sold the run out! By 9:00 am on Run Day,
we were at capacity. It was a great day, although the
morning started out with a little cloud and mist, Mother
Nature held back for us and gave us a great run day. The
Bear Mountain trip was a first for the club, but it seems that
it was popular beyond our expectations, so we will repeat the
trip again next year!
itself would not have been possible without the help and
support of some very important people, first off...
Mike was the main force
behind getting the run back together, his determination to put
the run back on its feet was nothing short of miraculous.
He made sure that we had people, shirts, and bikes for the
run. He was there every step of the way and the lion's
share of credit goes to him.....Mike, without your help, I
don't think the run would have went off this year, thanks.
Russell Breninger & Al Mauro
These guys are the best!
Russell has been a participant for many years along with his
wife, Mary Alice. Both Russell and Al are certified road
guards and are with Obal's Aces M/C. My gratitude go to
both of them for not only escorting the run, but for taking on
a task that I sought help for & couldn't get any. Kudos guys!
Patrick Walsh & Cooper's Union
With the security
re-designs recently done at the police station, it could no
longer be considered as the check-in location for the run, but
I am grateful for the many years that One Police Plaza was our
check-in point. Hearing of our delimma, my very good
friend (and run sponsor) Pat Walsh offered his place to host
check-in. Pat has not only been a supporter of the
Hoboken Police, but he's a solid stand-up guy in support of
law enforcement. On run day, he and his staff treated us
like family. I am truly blessed in having a friend like
Pat and I thank him & Cooper's for their solid support.
The Members of the Hoboken Police Department
You know you are blessed
when you have the love and support of the people you work
with. I am especially blessed by the fact that so many
of my colleagues, both active retired, joined us on the
run this year, not only to participate, but to help as well.
To Charlie, Frankie, Anthony, Liana, Michael, Jonathan, & Ben,
my deepest thanks. I also want to take a moment to
recognize my old partner, Retired Officer Tom O'
Connor. It was for Tom's grandson,
Jayden Thomas O'Connor, that we were originally going
to hold the cancelled 2015 Run before his daughter Jennifer
suffered an almost fatal motorcycle accident. I was
gratified to to have not only Tom & his wife Unok, but to have
his daughter, Jennifer O'Connor attend and
participate in the run. I am truly thankful to God for
Jennifer's recovery and I hope little Jayden is smiling.
Sponsorship of the run is sooo
important. It helps us do the things we might not
otherwise be able to afford to do to make the run successful.
I am grateful to Pat Walsh & Cooper's Union for hosting our
starting point, and to Tyler Rhodes and the staff at
Rhodes North in Sloatsburg, NY for giving us a place
to eat this year....the food was great & you treated us like
royalty, thank you! My deepest gratitude also go to my
two biggest supporters and original sponsors, Tara
Kovatch from The Shannon, and Aidan Boyle
from Mc Swiggans...they've been there for me since I
first thought of getting sponsors & they've never batted an
eye about writing me a check for the run every year I've
asked. You guys are the best & I am blessed to have both
your friendship and your support, thank you! I am also
very thankful to Christine Bridgelal and BCB Community
Bank for agreeing to be our newest sponsor. BCB
has been a stong supporter of community events and I am
grateful that they agreed to support our cause, again thank
you! Finally, back to Mike Aviles and NFG Apparel Co
for making the knock-out t-shirts for the run, they are the
best looking t-shirts so far & I'm appreciative of all the
work you did (with no "time" given) to get them ready for run
day, thanks to NFG. And finally, my thanks to
Motorcycle Mall in Belleville and Eagle Rider,
for going above and beyond for our participants. By
providing us with rental bikes (a lot), many of the
participants who couldn't otherwise go were able to come on
the run. I am grateful for your consideration,
generousity, and for the way you accomodated us this year, my
hats off to you and my deepest thanks. My thanks also to
Jerry Friedman, Esq. of Law4Hogs.com, Lets-Ride.com,
Cyclefish.com, and LightningCustoms.com for listing
our run this year. Additional thanks go out to
Jerry, who also graciously donated kickstand plates
for our participants.
say it repeatedly....if it wasn't for
each of you
signing up (on-line or in-person), and coming along with us on
our journey, this run would amount to nothing. It's you, the
run participants that make this run happen, and I am so happy
that you came back after our two year hiatus. I also
want to thank Obal's Aces M/C and the
Insane Riders M/C for joining our run this year as
well. Each year
that we have held the run, we have tried to make it
better....learning on our mistakes of previous runs (yea, we
had some...lol) and improving upon at least one thing to make
the run better, safer, more enjoyable. I am, quite frankly,
amazed to see how this run has evolved over the years since I
first had the idea of just "going for breakfast" with a couple
of the guys in 2005. It is something that I never
imagined and I am honored beyond words that I have the
interest and participation of so many of you. I have
worked since then to make the run something that people come
back for again and again, and I can always use your input.
I need your feedback in order to improve the run. Don't
get me wrong, I love when people tell me "It was great"
or "I can't wait to ride with you again next year",
but I also want to know what you weren't thrilled with...what
you didn't like...what concerned you. that's why I would
like you to contact me directly. Whether is was
check-in, on the road, stopping for gas, the restaurant, or on
the return trip, I'd like to hear your comments and/or
suggestions...it's one of the ways I can truly improve the
run, so please give me your thoughts on the run or any part of
it by e-mailing me at
I will glady accept all suggestions (like keeping this web
site up permanently) and advice, and look forward to your
input. Although I am retiring from the police department
after 35 years of service, I am still going to be the main
part of this run. As long as I have the support and assistance
of all of you, I will work continously to give you the best
ridiing experience that I can...because it's my passion too &
I love sharing it with all of you.
Run Founder &