Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Long ride, fun weekend will remember Angie Short

Memorial party cruises to Salmon June 11

The Angie Short Memorial Ride June 11-12 will bring together friends, family, and the community to remember Angie Short, killed in a motorcycle accident in Sept. 2004.

It will be mainly be a motorcycle ride, because that was Angie's passion.

"Angie loved to ride...she would have loved it," said Ray Martin, Short's husband and the organizer of the memorial ride. "It's a party...everyone will have fun and we are going to have a nice time."

The motorcycle ride will start with a 12 noon meeting Saturday, June 11 in the Albertsons parking lot in Hailey.

After the ride to Salmon, the party will congregate at the Shady Nook restaurant, "probably the nicest restaurant for 200 miles," says Martin. The Owl Club in downtown Salmon will also be offering specials and a brunch on the morning of Sunday, June 12.

Bikers and non-bikers alike are encouraged to register for the ride. The $12 registration includes a full raffle, drink coupons, live music, and a beautiful commemorative patch stitched by Davis Embroidery. Registration the day-of will be $15 per person.

"You don't have to be a biker," said Martin, who is expecting many friends in cars and hotrods along with the bikes. In Salmon, a local vintage car club will be joining the festivities and holding "a little car show," said Martin.

A crash/maintenance truck with a trailer will accompany the ride in case anyone needs tools or parts.

The ride will celebrate the life and passions of Short, who was "an extraordinary person," said co-worker Josh Jacobson of Rocky Mountain Hardware based in Hailey.

Jacobson remembers Short as a fun loving person: "Her and Martin's answering machine would say 'You have reached the Martin Short residence,'" Jacobson recalled with a laugh.

Martin has had an easier time than expected organizing the memorial ride "because everyone has been offering help."

"I don't expect to know half the people, but I do hope to make some new friends" said Martin of his hopes for the day.

Registration forms for the ride are available at many locations throughout the valley including Albertsons, Guffys, Smokey Mt. Pizza, Hailey Coffee Company, and many more. Forms are also available at locations in Twin Falls and Shoshone. Posters throughout the area will provide a full list of participating businesses.

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