The Long Reach Long Riders announce Challenge Grant

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 Transfer noted, "Clark Transfer is proud to be a part of a community of caring people who take responsibility for their colleagues and their world. We support the LRLR initiative as an expression of solidarity with people who step up to take action for good."

Since 1949 Clark Transfer has moved the sets, lights and costumes for countless Broadway shows, touring theatrical, musical and television productions, ballets, operas, orchestras and other show business enterprises both here in the United States and abroad.

The Long Reach Long Riders charity ride begins in San Francisco on July 24th and ends on July 31st back in San Francisco. What was supposed to be a one time ride in 2004 has become an annual event that has raised over $200,000.00 for the two charities.

Please contact Jonathan Duell <> for more information regarding Clark Transfer

Please contact Bill Sapsis <> for further information regarding the Long Reach Long Riders.

by Mark "Aurelius" Heiser
Comes the Long Riders down from the North,
Our saddle bags packed to set forth,
With credit in hand;
We're a merry old band,
Passing cagers for all we are worth.

And our brethren from out in the West,
In their boots, gloves, and jackets they're dressed,
Though a bit of a haul,
In the saddle they're tall,
Keeping only their leathers distressed.

From the Heartland more riders depart,
Navigating by map and by chart,
They'll make Richmond no doubt,
Although scattered about,
Checking in, a bit a la carte.

From jolly old England we hear,
Comes the blokes that we hold very dear,
And we'll only complain,
Should they leave the right lane,
Otherwise we'll have nothing to fear.

Of course there's our friendly Canucks
With their handsome physiques and good looks,
And their endless good cheer,
Plus the water (and beer!)
Though they're often found lost in their books.

No doubt there'll be wind and wet weather,
And the heat may be hard on the leather,
But The South doth insist,
That the throttle we twist,
So in Dixie we'll all be together.