Whether you’re a motorcycle biker, dog owner or simply an enthusiast of good old-fashioned Bar-B-Q, you won’t want to miss Canine Pet Rescue’s annual Bikes, Barks and Bar-B-Q! Now in its fifth consecutive year, this summer charity event will take place on Saturday, May 16 in Lawrenceville. This year’s motorcycle ride is held in memory of Atlanta attorney and CPR volunteer Trey Phillips, a decorated Army veteran who lost his life to a motorcycle accident in 2012.

Guests of Bikes, Barks and Bar-B-Q will enjoy a full day of live music, delicious smoked Bar-B-Q, opportunities for pet photography, a silent auction and special demonstrations from some of the event’s canine participants. Adults, children and family members of all ages are welcome, including dogs that are well-behaved, leashed and vaccinated.

Proceeds from Bikes, Barks and Bar-B-Q will benefit CPR in its efforts to help abandoned and abused dogs, particularly with veterinary care. Because many dogs in the Atlanta rescue center have been neglected, one of the highest priorities at CPR is attending to health issues that often result in costly veterinary bills. So in addition to a day of fun, food and motorcycles, this event offers the opportunity to provide these pups with proper treatment and a better life!

Registration for bikers begins at 8 a.m. followed by the 9 a.m. motorcycle ride, which will kick off at the Gwinnett County Detention Center at 2900 University Parkway in Lawrenceville. The ride will last for about three hours, concluding around noon at Big Sky Farm/Canine Pet Rescue at 2625 Jones Phillips Road in Dacula. Following a few opening announcements, the Bar-B-Q festivities will commence, lasting until around 2:30 p.m.

Cost of registration is $25 for bikers and $10 for passengers, both of which include a Bar-B-Q lunch and event t-shirt. Registration for virtual riders is $15, which includes an event t-shirt. Meals are $10 for adults and $5 for children. To register for Bikes, Barks and Bar-B-Q, visit http://www.caninepetrescue.com/events/. Additionally, sponsorship opportunities for both individuals and companies are also available.

Canine Pet Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit committed to rescuing dogs, particularly German Shepherds, from high-kill shelters in the South. Rescued dogs at CPR are provided with thorough veterinary care and training including crate training, vaccinations, spray/neuter operations, micro-chip implants and preventative flea and heartworm treatment. Before being offered for adoption, dogs are evaluated for their temperament to determine which home environment would suit them best.

If you’d like to register for Bikes, Barks and Bar-B-Q, learn more about CPR or find out how you can adopt a new best friend, visit the Canine Pet Rescue website.



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