Boss Ride of Austin, TX

Welcome to the first annual for charity.

Sunday – November 3rd, 2002 – Austin, Texas


Starting Point 11:30am

The First Annual Boss Ride will begin in the parking lot of Voodoo Customs, located at 3900 Woodbury behind South Congress and Ben White (71/290).

Destination 1:00pm

7 Porticos in Lago Vista is the final destination.

Bike Show 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Voodoo Customs will have some of their custom creations on display, including “The Boss Chopper”. There will also be a bike show for those riders wanting to show off their rides. And if we can get the Cobra & Corvette Clubs to join us there will be some other “cool rides” as well.

Entertainment 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Live music.

Food & Drinks 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Food and drinks will be served.

Prizes 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Prizes will be raffled off.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Who is invited to ride? 

Anyone with a motorcycle or a “cool ride” like a Vette, Cobra, Viper, Ferrari, etc. is invited to join us on our first annual ride. And the general public is invited to register and attend the events at 7 Porticos, enjoy the great food, drinks and music, not to mention the cool rides, both bikes and cars.

I don’t have a Harley, can I still ride? 

Absolutely! This is an all-inclusive ride. Whether you ride a Harley, a Custom, a Chopper, a Cruiser, a Sportbike, a Standard (open class or naked bike), a Touring bike or any other motorcycle type you can ride on the street – all are welcome. And of course if you drive a “cool ride” with 4 wheels your welcome to join as well. Remember, this is all about helping families in Austin with sick or injured children.

What’s it cost? 

We have three levels of donation, with different prizes to be drawn for each level. Families can stay at the Ronald McDonald House for only $5 per night.

  1. Silver $40 (plus $20 if carrying a passenger)
    (helps a family stay at the RMH for one week*)
  2. Gold $75 (passenger included)
    (helps a family stay at the RMH for two weeks*)
  3. Platinum $150 (passenger included)
    (helps a family stay at the RMH for one month*)

Why another ride when the economy is so poor? 

I can’t imagine what it must be like to have a child seriously ill or injured. On top of that a poor economy, which just adds to the financial and mental stress, and I can’t think of a better time to reach out and help our fellow families. So tell all your friends about the ride!

What if it rains? 

Remember, our number one goal is the help Austin families with sick or injured children by supporting the Ronald McDonald House- Austin. There will be NO rain day, so let’s pray it doesn’t rain. The families still need our help, come rain or shine.

7 Porticos is inspired by the design of traditional neighborhoods. These neighborhoods, distinguised by sidewalks, ornamental fences and porches, were centered around friends, neighbors and families.

Its unique name is derived from the seven pre-WWII historical periods in Texas architecture; beginning with the Spanish Colonial villas and ending with the Arts & Crafts Movement that swept the nation. These were the seven distinct architectural influences that forged hiostoric Texas towns.

These styles, and the unifying feature of a front porch (portico), define the character of a calmer way of life. Porches evoke memories of family gatherings, a place to play on rainy days and a comfortable way to connect with neighbors.

There is three to four day wait to stay at the Ronald McDonald House – Austin

Can you imagine that? Your child is seriously ill or injured and you need to be close by the hospital until their condition stabilizes and their is no room at the RMH. Your choices are sleep on the floor of the hospital or try and find the closest hotel. Neither of these options provides meals or someone to talk to in the middle of the night who can understand what you are going through and offer comfort.

The Ronald McDonald House – Austin needs our help. Sign up today, even if you can’t make the ride. Just $5 per day is all it costs a family to stay at the RMH. Register for the ride at the $40 level and you provide one week of stay for a family.

The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) is a temporary housing facility that serves as a home-away-from-home for the parents and families of children being treated for serious illness or injury at Austin area facilities. RMH provides an alternative to families sleeping on sofas and chairs in a hospital waiting room as their child receives medical treatment. Often this may last for days, weeks or months at a time. Such an experience is physically and emotionally exhausting for the entire family. Ronald McDonald House is where families – living moment by moment – can laugh and cry together in an atmosphere of understanding and support.

The first Ronald McDonald House was the idea of Fred Hill, a Philadelphia Eagles football player. It was during his daughter’s medical treatment for leukemia that Hill saw the need for a home-away-from-home for ill children and their families. His teammates and local McDonald’s restaurant owners pooled their resources and established the first Ronald McDonald House. Opened in 1974, the House was named in honor of Ronald McDonald for the positive, hopeful and fun-loving feeling this well known clown could inspire with children. Today there are over 250 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide.