POMEROY — The Meigs County Bikers Association’s Memorial Run is typically (though unofficially) the biggest parade in Meigs County.
This year’s run, billed as the 25th anniversary, will take place on Sunday, May 29 on the Pomeroy parking lot. Bikes begin gathering on the parking lot around noon and depart at 1 p.m. Admission is free to go on the run though to enter the party at the end of the run the cost is $10 each or $15 per couple. Prior to the run, wrist bands for the party will be sold as will commemorative T-shirts. All proceeds go to benefit the bikers’ annual toy giveaway for less fortunate children in Meigs County at Christmas.
This year’s run is taking a new twist along the scenic highways and byways of Meigs County. According to Association Member Garry Wilford, bikes will leave the parking and head to Syracuse, Racine, to CR 28 (Bashan Road), to US 33 and back into Pomeroy. Bikes will roar through Pomeroy into Middleport, going up and down Middleport Hill, through Bradbury, crossing Ohio 7 on to Bradbury Road where it’s on to Ohio 124 into Rutland and finally Fort Meigs on New Lima Road.
Once at Fort Meigs, the Association has planned a day of bike games, contests, music and concessions. There will also be camping available.
As always, bikers of every race, creed and breed are welcome to participate in the run which began to honor those members of the Association and other bikers who have died. As a tribute, the run traditionally rolls by at least some of the final resting places of fellow bikers who have passed away. The run has also become one of Pomeroy “unofficial” festivals, drawing in one of the largest crowds of the summer season and it is, for all intents and purposes, the largest “unofficial” parade the county has to offer.
Over 1,000 bikes have show up to the event in previous years.