The Bikers Reunion started in 1999 as a fundraiser for cancer and as a community event celebrating the thrill of riding motorcycles. That first event was held at the Phippen Signs shop as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations.
Over the course of that one day event, the feedback from the public and the riders made it clear that Barry Phippen was onto something big. The organization of the first reunion consisted of a committee of one (Barry), his wife and employees, and a small group of volunteers. Little did the volunteers know that they would become the core of a new, larger committee that would host the future Bikers Reunion events. At this point in time, it was not an annual event.
In 2004, it did become an annual event. It was moved to a bigger venue, the New Liskeard Fair grounds and after several additions and expansions become what is known at the Bikers Reunion. This year 2012, the Bikers Reunion donated $110,000.00 to the Cancer Care Unit at Temiskaming Hospital, making the total donated to date $697,000.00.
Thousands of bikers and non-bikers come to this family oriented event from all over North America, Europe and beyond. We had over 6,000 bikes, and 25,000 spectators in 2012.
Be sure to buy your bike draw tickets - You could be the lucky winner and all proceeds go to the local Temiskaming Hospital Cancer Care Unit.
The Event has two main goals. The first is to be a fun, family oriented weekend celebrating the sport of riding motorcycles.
The second, and equally important goal, is to be a fundraiser to help people who are battling cancer through the Temiskaming Hospital Community Cancer Care Unit.
The committee, chaired by Barry Phippen, is a group of dedicated volunteers who give a great deal of time and effort to the cause. They share the vision of what this event can be, and give tirelessly to make the Bikers Reunion a success.