Who we are and what we do......

About the people

Bikers for Beth is an annual motorcycle ride and poker run started in 2009 by Cass and Shelly Bresette. The first ride was created to help the family of Beth Hemenway, who had lost her battle with Colorectal Cancer only weeks before the ride took place. Beth was a caring, compassionate woman, who even during her own illness worked hard to help raise money for the new radiation center at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT. It was decided on the day of the first ride that this would be an annual memorial event to honor Beth's giving spirit. In 2011 the responsibility of the ride was handed over to Ken and Monique Underhill. Each year a different person is chosen to raise money for. 100% of the proceeds go directly to chosen beneficiary. We rely heavily on donations from businesses and individuals to make this ride a success. Everyone that works on this ride does so completely out of the goodness of their heart.

About the ride

The ride happens annually on the third Sunday in May. It is a poker run, which means you will draw five cards; one at the beginning of the ride, one at each of three designated stops along the route and the final card at the end of the ride. There is an option to buy additional cards at the end. The top three hands will win a cash prize. The amount is based on the number of particpants and will be determined the day of the ride. Prize amounts are $200 for first, $100 for second and $50 for third.

We take great care to make sure this ride is a safe and fun event for everyone involved. We also want to protect the integrity of this event and more importantly of Beth Hemenway's name. Therefore the following will not be tolerated:

--NO BURNOUTS DURING THE RIDE
--NO WHEELIES DURING THE RIDE
--PLEASE REFRAIN FROM REVVING YOUR ENGINE WHEN TRAVELLING THROUGH TOWNS
--YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO LEAVE WITH THE GROUP AND ARRIVE AT EACH DESTINATION WITH THE GROUP

If you do any of these things, you will be asked to leave the ride immediately, NO REFUNDS!