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    Default 1st Annual Art Wood Memorial Canyon Cruise

    1st Annual Art Wood Memorial Canyon Cruise

    Saturday October 15th, 2016
    Be at Berts 9am depart on cruise at 10am
    1151 N Azusa Ave Covina



    This would have been Berts Mega Malls Canyon Cruise VII
    which usually took place in Aprill -May however we lost the man in charge of the event Art Wood
    who appeared on Spyderlovers with the handle" AWOOD"

    The person responsible for giving us such a great time once a year with a Canyon Cruise.





    You want to remember that back in 2010, the first year for the touring version

    of the Can-Am Spyder get togethers were far and few between. There weren't

    too many riders either. But the machines we rode were great for long hauls or

    inclement weather. However the GS and RS spyder were superior in the canyons.

    Hence many of us beefed up our RTs with aftermarket shocks and sway bars.

    I remember going to Berts to install my new after market shocks.

    In fact when I first got my RTS premiere edition back on the 9th of January,

    3 days later a devastating earthquake occurred in Haiti. Many people stepped

    up to help including Harley Davidson of Glendale CA. and Berts Mega Mall

    teamed together to put on a ride for the victims of Haiti. The event that day

    brought showers that perhaps kept some 2 wheelers at home, but we still

    had celebrities show up for the press on hand and here are a few photos.

    This is where I became familiar with the incredible facility at Berts





    Even had one of these on the Ride 4 Haiti



    But from this event, discovered the largest Can-Am Spyder facility on the West Coast

    For the first event and many after all participants received a free t-shirt, and either

    lunch up in the mountains at Crystal Lake or back at Berts.




    by my second or third Canyon Cruise I put together a small trailer with an iMovie

    program to create excitement for the following year. I was and still am an
    amateur,

    but Art loved it and emailed me to do another project for him, which I accepted with

    lots of help. here is that trailer that caught his eye.




    The reason I mention this is there is much footage to find & put together in honor of Art Wood.

    Hope everyone that met or knew Art can attend, and those that want to hear what a

    nice upbeat person he always was to everyone he came in contact with, please come. I spent today

    reading about his life from his Facebook page and those that commented on what an extraordinary

    human being , he touched so many lives. I even read posts from Lamont and from WestCoast Spyders ,

    SanDiego SRA and the Celebration of Life that I missed at Berts
    in the middle of August.

    There will be information to follow

    shortly.


    Saturday October 15th, 2016
    Be at Berts 9am depart on cruise at 10am
    1151 N Azusa Ave Covina




    I miss you man.

    Love ya!

    TicketBait
    Steve Bastow
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    Default Hope tpo be there...

    Met Art on one of the canyon cruise ryde and he was amazing. This is a great tribute to the man and all the work he did for us all...
    Gene and Ilana De Laney
    Mt. Helix, California

    ​2012 RS sm5

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    Hope to see you there as well, Here is a link to pre order a shirt where all proceeds I am being told go to the Wood family.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/522259661317486/

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