Submitted by The Litas Olympia
Get your passport to experience six local motorcycle businesses in the South Sound area with The Litas Olympia Lisa’s Passport Cancer Ride.
The Olympia branch of The Litas Women’s Motorcycle Collective is doing something to show how they support one another in a time of need. On June 20, fellow branch members will host Lisa’s Passport Cancer Run, a fundraising event in Thurston County that will raise much-needed funds for Olympia Branch founder, Lisa Wood, who is currently battling breast cancer.
A previous cancer survivor, wife and mother Lisa Wood founded the Olympia branch of the all-inclusive women’s motorcycle group in 2019. It was a short time later that she learned her breast cancer had returned. Members of the group immediately rallied together and began planning the fundraiser.
The event will include a passport ride, which will take motorcycle riders to local businesses, starting at Northwest Harley Davidson at 9:30 a.m. Riders will then be invited to make stops at Dead Center Cycles, Revival Motors & Coffee Co., Marijuana Mart, and Iron Horse Apparel, getting their passports stamped at each stop. The ride will conclude at Old HWY 99 Bar & Grill.
Motorcycle riders from all over the south sound area are encouraged to come together to support a fellow motorcyclist, as well as local businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Litas Puget Sound branch co-founder Lia Lovecraft donated her 1988 Harley- Davidson “Plum Crazy” Sportster to raffle off as part of the fundraising efforts. Raffle tickets are available online at The Litas Olympia Facebook and Instagram pages (@thelitasolympia).
All funds raised will help cover Lisa Wood’s medical expenses.
About The Litas
The Litas is focused on building local communities of women who share the love for two wheels, welcoming women from all walks of life. We are inclusive and celebrate our differences as we come together over our shared passion for motorcycles. We are here for the free-thinkers, the adventurers, and the women who are unapologetically themselves.
We inspire and empower women by showing them they can do whatever they set their mind to, whether that’s riding a motorcycle or building an empire. We aren’t afraid to go against the grain and shatter stereotypes in the process.
The Litas was established in 2015 by Jessica Wise in Salt Lake City, Utah.