Post by rangemaster on Jun 29, 2010 8:35:01 GMT -6
Yep, it's like was said above - they seem to just be going from rally to rally with the same "pitch" (just fill in the blanks regarding the location), but absolutely no accountability or reporting whatsoever on each event's/attempt's RESULTS.
When I did some research about them last night, all I could find was the no-longer-website, a history of the same pitch given for here and other rallies, and the same pitch given somewhere as recently as last week. Even the Photobucket photos they post with releases no display as "deleted".
However, their press release for our rally also included the statement "We will also be attempting to break the record at Laconia NH, Sturgis SD, Wharf Rat Rally Digby Nova Scotia, Biketoberfest Daytona Beach Fl, Lone Star Rally Galveston TX".
Another release for another event reads "About Rally For The Rugrats: We are holding several Motorcycle Rally's around the country in 2010, benefiting Toys For Tots and The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund. These Rally's will be during Myrtle Beach Spring Rally, Laconia Motorcycle Week, Sturgis Bike Week, The Wharf Rat Rally in Digby Nova Scotia, Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach and The Lone Star Rally in Galveston Texas."
It's like they have a general press release and just change the location and dates.
Freedom Alliance, one of the charities they claim to share part of the proceeds to, has a current post:
"Rally for the Rugrats attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record’s record for the Largest Single Harley Davidson Motorcycle Ride continues at 11am on Saturday, September 5, 2010 during the Wharf Rat Rally Bike Week in Digby Nova Scotia, Canada. Part of the proceeds from the 7 rallies will go to benefit the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund. Please visit www.rallyfortherugrats.com for more information."
I phoned that number, could only leave a voice message. I sent an email from one of my research/investigative accounts. Of course, the website doesn't work.
I've also seen references to "HOGS Gone Wild/Rally For the Rugrats" in reference to Chase Michaels, but I have very limited time available to research further.
Maybe they're legit, maybe not. No matter what - they sure don't give an impression of being accountable nor responsible regarding their FULL activities (that just happen to cross state AND international lines) ...