The roar of the engine, the wind running through your hair, and a pack of two-wheeled vehicles to roll with. It’s easy to see why so many people are drawn to riding their motorcycle on the open road! Throughout the summer, communities around Clayton County have motorcycle cruises that stop at different restaurants and bars to support a great cause. In Volga City, they host a new annual tradition: the Volga City River Run held during the last weekend of July. The proceeds for the Volga City River Run go to a local cause, supporting the local community for the betterment of the town.
Once the afternoon sun began to descend into the horizon, everybody was gathered in Volga City, anticipating the arrival of the motorcycle cruisers. I patiently waited for the low rumble of their engines to be heard from the other side of the town. As they got closer, the rumbles turned into excitable roars when they came closer to the ending site in town. While they arrived on their motorcycles, I could tell that there was a great sense of pride for the cause they supported.
As the sun set on the horizon, community members danced to the various decades of music provided by the live band. All night I could find generations of people swinging to the music of their grandparents, and the music of today. It was an evening full of fun and excitement, though the most rewarding part of the event was that I knew where the admission fees and silent auction money would go to. The proceeds for the cruise had gone to the restoration of the Volga City Opera House, and to a family in need.
All vehicles are welcome to the Volga City River Run, and if riding isn’t your thing you can come to enjoy the band and a silent auction. This year the run is on July 29, and the proceeds will go to the continuation of the restoration of the Volga City Opera House, and to the local veterans.
Written by Jayna Felder | Photo Credit to Volga City River Run