CALGARY MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS RIDE #YYC
Bob Kane moved to Calgary in 1957, opening Kane’s Motorcycle Shop – Alberta’s oldes Harley-Davidson dealership and was always involved in promoting motorcycling and events. He was a lifetime member of of the Calgary Motorcycle Club, the National Harley Owner’s Club (HOG) and the Bow Valley Chapter of HOG. Bob's last ride in May 1997, at age 84, with his sidecar unit, was the Motorcycle Awareness ride in Calgary.
Walt Healy was a founding member of the Calgary Motorcycle Club in 1926 and also helped form the Ace-Hy Motorcycle Club in 1938. Walt was well known for his motorcycle stunts and enjoyed putting on motorcycle performances, something like an early and slightly tamer Evel Knievel. He received the first motorcycle journeyman certificate in Alberta in 1986, and his work as a mechanic was sought after in several locations, including Walt Healy Motorsports, from 1931 until he semi-retired in 1985 – that’s 54 years!!
Roger Hyde began riding when he was 12 after he and his father spent $25 to buy a 1938 Francis Barnett at an auction. He was a champion for the 25th Anniversary of the Calgary Motorcycle Awareness Ride – an event very dear to his heart. He strongly believed that the annual ride in May brought a heightened sense of awareness for motorcyclists’ safety, reminding the public that bikes were back on the road for the season.
Harris Dvorkin Bio to come