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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dayton Motorcycle Club sponsors ride to aid
Royal Enfield dealership that burned

KRW Cycles, the motorcycle shop and Royal Enfield dealership destroyed by fire last month, will benefit from a special ride Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Dayton Motorcycle Club in Dayton, Ohio.

The benefit ride will start at noon and goes until it's over, according to James Reed, of Covington, Ohio, an open-A national enduro championship winner, who listed KRW as one of his sponsors.

"There will be a woods loop set up, and the moto track for everyone to ride and have a good time, some good food and some live music to finish out the day. Primitive camping is available."

Owned by the Bapaille family, KRW Cycles was burned out of the Phillipsburg, Ohio building where it had done business for 42 years. Destruction was complete. There was no insurance.

KRW Cycles was one of the very early Royal Enfield dealerships of the modern era. Among the loses was a Royal Enfield being built for a speed record attempt at Bonneville.

The Dayton Motorcycle Club was founded in 1910, making it one of the oldest clubs in the country, according to its website.

"Its purpose is to help promote the sport of motorcycling, defend and protect the rights of motorcyclists and lend a helping hand to motorcyclists whenever possible."

The club holds poker runs for road riders and motocross races for dirt riders. It is at 3515 Stony Hollow Road, Dayton. The phone number is 937-263-9321.

A separate fund has been set up for KRW at the Fifth Third Bank to help KRW Cycles. To donate, make your check out to KRW Cycles, put the word "Donation" in the memo line and mail it to:

Fifth Third Bank
1 S. Main Street
Drop 332911
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Attention: Anne Roesch

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