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Local motorcycle run to benefit programs provided by ACT

August 15, 2018
By TIFFANY REPECKI ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

An annual motorcycle run and brunch that ends on-island is taking sign-ups for bikers and riders.

Hosted by Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc., the Annual David Barbur Biker Brunch will kick off on Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. at HeadPinz Entertainment Center in Fort Myers; registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The run will wind its way from Fort Myers and onto the islands, concluding at the Keylime Bistro.

The restaurant will serve up a buffet-style brunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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The Annual David Barbur Biker Brunch will take place on Aug. 26, with the run concluding at the Keylime Bistro for a buffet-style brunch. The proceeds benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc.

"This is the seventh year," Jennifer Benton, chief executive officer for ACT, said.

The proceeds will support safe, free and confidential programs for victims of domestic violence and their children and sexual assault and human trafficking survivors in Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties.

Approximately 60 riders took part in 2017.

"Last year we raised close to $5,000," she said.

"We're hoping to increase that this year," Benton added.

The cost is $20 per person, including riders.

Participants will receive brunch, have an opportunity to win raffle prizes and more.

Those would like to show their support without making the run - and get to enjoy the brunch and activities at the Keylime Bistro - are more than welcome. The cost is also only $20 per person.

"We'll have raffle prizes while everyone's eating," she said. "We have a few baskets, but we also have some great gift cards from various restaurants and places. We usually have around 10 to 15."

Tickets for the raffles will be available for sale on site.

"There's some entertainment planned, some music," Benton said.

The event will be held rain or shine.

"We're hoping for just a really wonderful day and enjoying the sunshine," she said.

The run was started by a former ACT board member, who passed away from a brain tumor.

"So we named it after him," Benton said of the fundraiser.

This year's presenting sponsor is Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, with additional sponsors being Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group/Keylime Bistro and HeadPinz Entertainment Group.

The community is encouraged to sign up for the run or stop by for brunch.

"It's great for those who do ride," she said, adding that everyone has a great time afterward at the restaurant. "It's just such a relaxing atmosphere."

For more information about the event or to register in advance, contact Jennifer Benton at 239 939-2553 or visit

For more information about ACT, visit online at

HeadPinz Entertainment Center is at 14513 Global Parkway.

The Keylime Bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane.



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