MDA Ride For Life 2013 [GALLERY]
The 32nd Annual Cajun Harley Owners’ Group ‘Ride for Life’ took place yesterday at Cajun Harley-Davidson in Scott, complete with poker run and jambalaya cook-off.
The event drew 9 cook-off teams, each with their own take on the traditional Cajun dish of Jambalaya (some chicken, some seafood, some more traditional – ALL GOOD!!), and hundreds of people, all interested in helping to raise money for the MDA.
Randy Hopper, Cajun HOG member and the man behind the event, said that the event is a labor of love, and appreciates those who get involved.
Without sponsors like Cajun (Harley-Davidson), Smokey Hebert (Snap-On Tools), Lafayette Coca-Cola and many others who donate, this event wouldn’t be possible. Especially those who donate their time and talents to make it happen; we couldn’t do it without them…
The winners in the Jambalaya Cook-Off were Vern’s BBQ (1st and 3rd place) and Team Inferno (2nd place). I can tell you that the judging wasn’t easy (the eating was, but to have to decide which was better than the next? Not so easy, they were ALL SO GOOD!).
The “Hooters’ Girls” were on hand for a ‘Bikini Bike Wash’, and this Jeep owner couldn’t resist (it’s for a great cause, right??)!!
The ‘ride’ this year was a poker run, taking the bikes on an 80+ mile journey around Acadiana, with stops at Sonic restaurants in different cities. One participant commented on why she liked taking part in these events:
I don’t call them “bikers”, I call them “motorcycle owners” – they come from all walks of life: welders and school teachers, policemen and oil field workers; we have one lady that bakes for a living, and she has her own Harley. It’s a great group of people who share a love for the road and for giving back to the community. We look forward to this ride every year.
Cajun HOG also teamed up with Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel again this year to secure a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be raffled of to benefit MDA; tickets are still available for $20 each (call any HOG member or Cajun Harley-Davidson at (337) 326-5998).