Conga riders come to Shell

by nathan oster

Shell will once again be the rendezvous point for a group of pink-clad motorcycle riders who share a common desire to raise money for breast cancer research.

Conga V riders from around the U.S. and Canada will be in the area toward the end of next week, fundraisers planned in Greybull on Friday, July 13 and in Shell on Saturday, July 14.

The Silver Spur, which is hosting activities on Friday, July 13, is planning a Hawaiian luau with a pig roast as well as a poker run and music/karaoke.

The spotlight shifts to the Antler Inn in Shell on Saturday, July 14, where Caveman Kitchen BBQ will be selling food and there will be DJ karaoke, an auction and the annual head shavings for charity.

Al Martin, owner of the Antler Inn, said he is excited about the festivities and “it’ll be an all-day long thing on Saturday” and the public is invited to come out and join in the fun. “We could still use more donations,” he said.

The organizer of the Conga ride is a woman named Flo.

She founded the WWR Conga for a Cause, and through her website, gowitheflo.org, is coordinating the fundraiser ride, which in her case begins in Canada and passes through the states of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Bicycle riders will also be getting in the act, as the Peaks to Conga ride from Cody to Shell is once again in the works.  For more information, contact Todd Stoelk

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