24 Jan,2017

2016 Goon Life Giveaway

Once again the streets and beltway of the DMV bared witness to another instance of a massive group of more than 200 motorcyclists thundering through the streets on a rare warm Autumn day. You could think the unusual warm weather was the perfect reason and opportune time for these Riders to hit the streets one more time before ol’ man winter sets in. Not the case. This group of dedicated men and women were out to support of the annual Thanksgiving Goon Giveaway benefiting 20 families of Ward 8 in our Nation’s Capital.

It was awe-inspiring and a helluva sight to see throughout the ride from beginning to end. First, to see many different MCs and Independents join together at the Sanctuary at Kingdom Square in Capitol Heights, MD to kick off the ride with an uplifting and very honest prayer by Kingdom Knight’s President Hustle Man who noted how quick the media is to capture the negative of the motorcycle community, however, outreach efforts as this go unnoticed by mass media. Ruthless Riderz’ Klip followed up with an equally moving moment pointing out and recognizing no one club or person is bigger than another when we all come together to support our communities. Along the beltway and streets of MD and DC, the packed exemplified how a group of riders can co-exist with cages without sparking road-rage or holding up traffic to show off for a fleeting moment of social media fame. It was a tremendous good-look to see the pack stretching from one beltway exit to another, bending curves along the way with little to no interference from vehicles while respecting the ride.

The giveaway was made possible with the support of and special thanks to Giant Food (District Heights, MD) GM Rodney Harris, the 2 Wheel Life Radio crew along with all the organizations involved; Road Wolves Mother Chapter, Wild Bunch, Harleywood Stars, Deuces Wild, Ruthless Riderz, Md Rebels Daughter Chapter, Kingdom Knights, Sons of Solomon, Maryland Hill Riders, DC Sportbike Riders, GRIND, Anointed Horseman, Millennium Sport Riders, Platinum Dreams, Flaming Knights DC Chapter, Queens of Sheba, Platinum Rollers, Omens, Bro Rashad Terry, Jin Grant, Lauri “Shooter” Butler, Donnamarie of Circa Life Images and Cigars 210.

And again to Shooter for those driving skills as the best chase/support vehicle driver EVER. Respectfully jacked from Bumpy Deuceville “As I type this right now I’m still in awe, at one point I looked back in the mirror going down 495 and all I saw were bikes (200 plus) as far I could see… Giving back moves mountains.” For more photos check out 2 Wheel Life Radio and the talented creative professional Donnamaria Robinson Jones.
For more photos, visit our Goon Giveway Thanksgiving 2016 Facebook galleries.