Thousands of cars, bikes and trucks will converge at Lime Rock racetrack next weekend to benefit those who were affected by last year's Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. But this isn't just a local event, as more than 2,800 riders will be traveling to the event in convoys from as far away as Texas to support the cause.
George "Spikes" LeGrice, of Massachusetts, is credited with organizing the event that all started coming together after LeGrice launched a Facebook page (Spikes Ride for Sandy Hook) to bring attention to his cause. Word traveled quickly, as motoring enthusiasts were eager to help those in need while enjoying a car show, live music, a drifting exhibition, a motorcycle stunt show and an Eastern Motor Racing Association track event at the end of the ride.
Proceeds from the event (cars/bikes are $15, trucks are $10 and general admission is $5) will benefit:
- EverWonder Children's Museum – A children's museum planned for Newtown with the goal of helping area children challenge their minds in an informal, fun environment.
- Sandy Hook Family Healing Fund – Started by parents in Newtown, the fund assists the survivors from the two classrooms where the shootings took place.
- Adopt A Sandy Hook Cop – Started by Mother's Embrace Yoga, the fund supports the officers of the Newtown Police Department, some of the first responders.