Northwest, Columbia River and Langley B.C. chapters will be manning three booths at the Oyster Run in Anacortes, WA, September 28th, Sunday. The Puget Sound Chapter will be supporting them also. SKMM National President Tony Lambert may come too along with his wife.
If you don't know anything about the Oyster Run, here's a little bit about its history from www.oysterrun.org.
History of the Oyster Run
It all started with a few guys getting together at the end of the summer to go for a ride and eat some oysters.
The year was 1981.
Limp Lee had just returned from months of working in Alaska, He talked with a few guys and they all met at what was then the California Tavern in Marysville.
They then decided to ride along HWY 9, stop at some places along the way and end up in Edison to have oyster cocktails.
The next year a few more people joined in, the next year a few more, and by the fourth year there were almost 200 bikes. We couldn't believe it!
Well, as the years went by there were just too many people to have an organized run up hwy 9, so Limp Lee talked to the beautiful city of Anacortes about having the run there. I think at first the town was not sold on the idea, as they were not sure what to expect and most of the town closed up as the bikes rolled in. But soon more and more businesses stayed open and now the whole town has joined in..... and the rest is history.
As for how Limp Lee got his name, well that’s another story!