Planning for a Long Distance Ride,


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Whether a long trip is 150 miles to Americade of that bucket-list trip of a lifetime that is years in the making, come listen to some tips that the speaker has gathered over the years on what works well in planning and execution of that two-wheeled journey you have on your mind.

Bob Laford is a Life Member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, currently serving a Chapter Officer is his local chapter of the RKMC. In his over 30 years as a member, he has served in a variety of leadership capacities within his local chapter as well as with the Red Knights International Motorcycle Club.

An emergency responder for over 35 years, Bob is a retired Deputy Fire Chief in Petersham, Mass. and works as Assistant Director of Emergency Management with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Having traveled throughout the eastern United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Bob enjoys the roads throughout the Northeast the best, putting many miles on his motorcycle with his wife Diona.

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  • Where: FWH Conf. Ctr.
  • When: Wednesday; 11:00am & Friday; 3:00pm