Last Updated on August 14, 2023 10:44 am
The annual William Mast Jr. Memorial Motorcycle Ride takes place this coming weekend.
This years ride takes place on Saturday, August 19, with registration from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Watauga High School, 300 Go Pioneers Drive in Boone.
It is in memory of Watauga County Deputy William Mast Jr., who was shot and killed while responding to a call in the early morning hours of July 26, 2012. Organizers of the ride announced two years ago that they were adding two more fallen deputies to the scholarship list, Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox. “We are so honored to do this for our community and also, to grant 2 extra scholarships to deserving seniors each year.” the organizers stated. Both Ward and Fox were killed during a welfare check on April 28, 2021.
Even if you don't own or ride a motorcycle you are invited to come out to enjoy the fellowship and food.
This year's route is:
Leave Watauga High School
Turn Left at Light onto Highway 421 North
Turn Right on 194
Continue down 194 to Todd and Turn Left on Three Top
Go to end of Three Top and Turn Right
Go to Next Stop Sign and Turn Left onto 88
Take 88 to 421 in Trade
Turn Left onto 421
Follow 421 through Boone back to Watauga High
Signs will be posted at all road turns.
The cost is:
$25 for a single rider includes meal and a T-shirt.
$40 for double riders includes 2 meals and 2 T-shirts.
Even if you don't ride you are invited to come out to enjoy the fellowship and food.
All proceeds go towards scholarships at Watauga High School in memory of William Mast Jr., Pat Baker, Sgt. Chris Ward, K-9 Deputy Logan Fox and Luke Short.
For more information contact the organizers on their Facebook page.