By Mike Keegan
I had the pleasure of working the first annual "Rock Ride" this past Sunday and I have to say that I was pretty impressed with the whole event. The weather was perfect, the bikes were beautiful, the people were great and the State Troopers that acted as escorts from Waltham to Boston were the best.
Celebrities and VIPs were everywhere waiting for Steven Tyler and his crew from Red Wing Motorcycles to arrive and lead the ride into the Live Nation Pavilion for a great concert featuring some of Boston's best musicians.
It was a very cool experience to have Rt 128 and Rt 93 shut down and traffic pulled aside so all 500 plus bikes and our big red truck could get into Boston and down to the waterfront as a group.
Money raised from the ride, and an auction and concert with Steven and Joey Kramer on Monday night at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston, went to several charities doing great work around the world. Before the concert the winner of a national" Guitar Hero" contest was given a custom Aerosmith Red Wing motorcycle presented and autographed by Steven Tyler.
It was great to see so many Bikers turn out both days to enjoy the ride, the music and each others company while at the same time raising money and awareness for charity.