Chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club

Boys And Girls Club Ride in the NEWS

The Daytona News Journal features the 4th Annual Boy’s and Girl’s club ride.

For many motorcycle clubs, getting together on the open road and having a good time is what membership is all about. But for the Iron Order Motorcycle Club of St. Augustine, there is a larger purpose.

Giving back to the community is a priority for club members, and the group did just that during a charity ride through Flagler County to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Part of a national organization founded nearly a decade ago in Louisville, Ky., the St. Augustine chapter was formed in 2007 and the June 8 event marked the fourth annual ride for the group.

“The ability for this club to give back was my biggest interest,” said Flagler County resident and club member Jared Smith. “Motorcycle clubs get a bad rap, but our club stands strong in our family, beliefs and community.”

With more than 100 members, nearly all of whom participated in the charity ride, the group set off from the Boys and Girls Club in St. Augustine and headed to Flagler County, stopping at several locations, including the White Eagle in Korona.

Smith said the move to include Flagler County in the group’s charitable work is a conscious effort on the part of the club, which currently has no local chapter.

“Flagler County really stepped up to help out and gave us the beautiful roads to ride on, amazing scenery,” Smith said.

While this month’s event specifically boosted proceeds for the Boys and Girls Club of St. Augustine, Smith said the effort to contribute to other causes, including some in Flagler County, is something the club hopes to accomplish.

“We don’t limit who we’re going to help,” he said. “If there is something we can do in the community, we will be there to do it.”

More information about the Iron Order Motorcycle Club is available online at ironordermc.com.

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