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Auburn - The 32st Annual Sweetheart Run is taking place Sunday, February 12, 2012 beginning at 10:00 am. All motorcycle enthusiasts and Veterans supporters are welcome to meet at C & E Auburn V-Twin Inc., located at 12015 Shale Ridge Road in Auburn. The free event is designed to kick off the riding season with a twist. Each participant and members of the community are encouraged to bring a homemade Valentine’s Day Card or sign one on site.  As a value added bonus, the "award winning Bam Dazy BBQ" will be serving gourmet coffee, breakfast and BBQ. So come hungry!

“Each year, we promote riding and camaraderie by hosting the Sweetheart Run,” said Emma Lujan of C & E Auburn V-Twin. “It is kind of a rite of passage of winter. Our purpose in doing this event is to get riders and the community out on their motorcycles, to have the time of their lives with other riders.”

“In response to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs request, we are adding a philanthropical spin to the event by requesting everyone to write on a Valentine’s Day Card!” exclaimed Lujan.    “Cards will go to Veterans.”

Valentines from the event will go to Veterans at the Reno VA Hospital, Mather VA Hospital, Auburn VA Clinic and will be included in packages being mailed to active duty service members in Afghanistan. Many of these local men and women have served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, and current Iraq/Afghanistan wars. They represent every race, color, and creed. C & E Auburn V-twin Inc., is a local business that frequently responds to needs within the community and is committed supporting Veterans.

“Americans can never repay these valiant Vets for the sacrifices they have made, but we can do something to cheer them up and let them know that they have not been forgotten, “said Lujan. “We support ALL veterans and want everyone to be creative; there is satisfaction that comes from doing for others!  So come hungry come early and most important come to CELEBRATE and support our Veterans’.”

Originally, the Sweetheart Run began with just 7 riders last year there were over 2,000 registered. Today, the event is for the entire area to get together, celebrate riding and make positive community contributions to Veterans. "So get your BAD Self out on your Scoot & let’s Ride," said Lujan.

Extended weather forecasts currently predict highs in the sixties, close to 70 degrees. Estimates for last year’s event were approximately 2,000 riders. 1998 was the largest to date with 2,500 people. Ride pins will be available, the day of the event for $10.00 and throughout the day there will be incredible giveaways.

Check in is at 10:00 at the Shale Ridge location.  The ride begins at noon. Riders will go to the historic Georgetown Hotel and then a barbeque with music at the Coloma Club. 

The route for the ride from C & E Auburn V-Twin is right onto Highway 49, right on Dry Creek Road, to the Bowman frontage road, left under freeway, right on Lincoln Way left at Foresthill Road right onto Old Foresthill Rd and left on Scenic Highway 49 . After the road trip riders will gather for lunch, music, prizes and fun.

For more information stop by C & E Auburn V-Twin - 12015 Shale Ridge Road, Auburn, call (530) 885-5556 or visit  www.auburnvtwin.com

Source: Kathryn Holt

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