POMEROY — “It was the biggest and best ever.”
That was the consensus of the spectators who lined Main Street in Pomeroy to watch the hundreds of motorcycles as they left the village on the annual Memorial Day Run of the Meigs County Motorcycle Association.
The run is held every year to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged children.
Bikers going on the ride traveled side by side at a fast pace when they began their exit from Pomeroy at 1 p.m. heading toward Middleport and then over scenic highways and byways into the Albany area before returning to Pomeroy for a bike show and party on the parking lot.
It took just 24 minutes from the time the run started until the thousand or so bikers had left the village. Several hundred others opted to skip the run but remained in town. Food vendors were set up on the parking lot and there was entertainment on the stage all afternoon.
When the bikers returned from the run, a bike show was held on Court Street with the best being selected from the rest and the owners being awarded plaques.
To accommodate the bikers, Pomeroy village closed Main Street to traffic from Rite-Aid to Butternut.