Follow along here: 2011 Scrapbook. More about the 2011 route here. 

The Appalachian State Head Shaving Extravaganza was a success! $4000 raised for Behind the Scenes and lots of fun was had by all.

The Long Reach Long Riders are pleased to announce that Clark Transfer is offering a $5,000.00 Challenge Grant for this year's Long Reach Long Rider charity ride. The grant, which will be divided between The ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes program and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be in place until the start of the ride in July. The Challenge Grant was issued at the USITT Conference in Kansas City, MO.

Jonathan S. Deull, Executive Vice President of Clark...

The Long Reach Long Riders are happy to announce they've reached a fundraising milestone. With donations of more than $35,000.00 for this year's ride, the total raised since they began the ride in 2004 has now topped $200,000.00

"We're obviously thrilled," said Bill Sapsis one of the founding members of the group. "It's hard to believe that what we thought was going to be a one time event has grown into such a popular ride." Greg Williams, one of the organizers of this...

The Long Reach Long Riders and The ESTA Foundation announce their annual raffle to benefit Behind the Scenes at the USITT conference. The event will be held on March 21 at the Behind the Scenes booth (#1321) on the trade show floor of the USITT Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets, which are $5 each or five for $20, may be purchased at the booth throughout the show.

Twelve raffle prizes have been donated by: Altman Rentals (ghostlight), Barbizon ($250 gift certificate), Field...

The Long Reach Long Riders are pleased to welcome the latest additions to the roster of riders for their 2009 charity motorcycle ride. Sam and Kacey Fisher, of Fisher Theatrical in Hanover, Maryland will be joining returning veterans and the other new riders to help raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes program. This will be the 6th annual ride for the group. What started out as a one-time ride has blossomed into a yearly event...

The Long Reach Long Riders announce the schedule and route of their 6th annual charity motorcycle ride. The 2009 trip begins in Richmond, Virginia on July 31 and ends on August 6 in Dahlonega, Georgia. A press release notes that the tour will includes "places like Cades Cove and Bear Gap," and participants will "see some of the prettiest country and ride some of the best bike roads east of the Mississippi."

The Long Reach Long Riders began their charity ride in 2004 as a one-...

NEW YORK – The Long Reach Long Riders and The ESTA Foundation have announced the results of their joint raffle to benefit the Behind the Scenes program at the USITT conference in Houston.

A total of $8,364 was raised during the three-day conference. When added to the Challenge Grants provided by Bigger Hammer Productions, Sapsis Rigging and Strong Entertainment Lighting, the total reached $18,364.

The winners and their prizes are:

  • Lori Baruch – Altman...

The LRLR ride benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the ESTA Foundation's Behind The Scenes program.

Total raised by the LRLR to date in 2008 $40,500.00

This years' ride started in Las Vegas and finished 6 days and 1600 miles later back in Las Vegas. Some statistics from the ride:

  • Number of bikes: 12
  • Average daily mileage: 239 miles
  • Lowest temperature: 31 degrees F
  • Highest temperature: 101 degrees F
  • Lowest...

Teenagers! Trikes! Yikes! The Mt. Vernon Senior High School Chapter of USITT will hold its second annual "Short Reach Short Riders" Tricycle Race on Saturday, March 15, 2008.

Inspired by Bill Sapsis and the "Long Reach Long Riders", thirty-eight students and friends rode for the 2007 race in events ranging from sprints and relays to "The Enduro". The students were able to raise $2000 for The ESTA Foundation's "Behind the Scenes" charity.

Kim Craigie, of 2007 ride sponsor...

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