BMC Cruise for a Cure a huge success
KEVIN RAUCH/THE EXPRESS
The Bucktail Medical Center Relay for Life Team assisted by Central Mountain ATV Club hosted their 9th annual Cruise for a Cure as ATV and UTV enthusiasts flocked to Renovo to take part in the annual ride. The event has turned into a four-day weekend for some, as many take to the area to camp or stay in area hotels from Thursday through Sunday in anticipation of the event. The start of the five hour, 50-mile ride through public and private land throughout western Clinton County starts at the Flaming Foliage Festival Lot in Renovo. Vendors grow in amount every year to help provide wares and services to the riders and passengers. The vendors set up shop on Thursday. In the 9th year Cruise for a Cure again reached its max of 280 machines pre-registering for the event with over 250 of those showing up Saturday morning, along with 130 passengers in the side-by-sides or riding behind the drivers on the ATV’s. The first event saw 45 ATV’s registered. At left, the BMC Cruise for a Cure received some state-wide attention now that it’s gotten so large in size as Saturday’s ride saw enthusiasts, from left, Clinton County Commissioner Jeff Snyder, Central Mountain ATV President Henry Sorgen, DCNR State Secretary Cindy Dunn and Deputy Secretary for Parks and Forestry John Norbeck taking part in the ride. Above, many of the ATV’s and UTV’s have mementos and nameplates of some type as many of the riders have had their lives or family members lives’ affected by cancer.