The 15th Annual Otto Schiberl Memorial Ride was blessed with another great day weather-wise and turnout with over 250 riders and close to 300 showing up for the scenic ride through Cook Forest. The event is a tribute and memorial ride in memory of Otto Schiberl who started Otto’s Tavern in 1968. Money raised for the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club Along The Allegheny located in Emlenton, PA.
The one-day fundraising event has grown over the years and consistently attracts over 200 riders per year. This year the event raised close to $13,000.
The event was first started by Otto’s Tavern owner, Holly Schiberl who first organized the event in 2008. Since then, the event has raised close to $100,000 over the last fifteen years.
The event featured a Chinese auction with over several hundred items up for grabs including some nice Harley Davidson Merchandise donated by Doug Roessing of Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, Arizona. Roessing who grew up in Parker, PA donates annually to the event. Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale is the world’s largest Harley-Davidson store with over 150,000 sq. feet of retail space. You can check them out at https://www. hdofscottsdale.com/
A delicious pig roast prepared by “Uncle Ken” highlighted the buffet menu which featured a variety of items from Rigatoni, macaroni & cheese, meatballs, pasta salad, spiced corn, green beans, and coleslaw.
The winners of the Chinese auction were pulled and each person claimed their prize that day or was notified the following day.
The winner of the handmade quilt donated by Jane Shoup was Shari McCall. The winner of the Outdoor Pizza Oven donated by UFP of Parker was Elaine Fajbit. The winner of the four Cedar Point tickets and hotel.com gift card was claimed on the day of the ride.
The Boys and Girls Club Along the Allegheny would like to thank all those who contributed in any way; shirt sponsorships, auction items donated, ride participants, and or gave monetary donations.
A huge thank you to Nadine Wise who spends countless hours planning, organizing, and preparing to make sure the day is a success. A special thank you to all the employees of Otto’s Tavern who help set up and go out of their way to help.