Bike Ride In Memory of Brenda Sibley Kicks Off Riverfest

Updated 4 years ago

Riverfest in Old Town kicked off Saturday morning with a special bike ride in support of the fight against breast cancer.The bikers rode in memory of Brenda Sibley.Diana Bosch explains.”Anybody that knew her loved her, she was just a very special person.”That’s how Lois Madden remembers her sister, Brenda who passed away from breast cancer almost six years ago.”When she found out she had cancer, she had the attitude, there’s nothing I can do about it, I just need to go on with my life and that’s what she did,” Madden said.After Brenda’s passing, family and friends came together to keep her memory alive by hosting a motorcycle ride in her honor.”She loved motorcycles, so the very first year after she passed the group of motorcycles she always went with put this ride together,” said her niece Angela Madden.Now, in its fifth year, the ride not only brings together Brenda’s family and friends but the community of Old Town in the fight against breast cancer.”Everybody is touched by it, you know somebody, you’re related to somebody you’re praying for somebody, it’s just a worthwhile cause.”The bikers took off from the McDonald’s on Stillwater Avenue in Old Town, kicking off Riverfest.All of the proceeds from the event go to Cancer Care of Maine. Brenda’s niece, Angela Madden, says she is overwhelmed by the amount of support her family has received over the years.”Seeing it grow to seventy-seven bikes was absolutely amazing, I know that she’s looking down on us today and she’s just very happy and I’m sure she’s riding with them,” she said.


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