Cancer Benefit Motorcycle Ride 

Last year, Greg Bowen, co owner of Bowen’s Tavern in Belfast, at the age of 32 was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer.  Friends and family decided to put together a benefit motorcycle ride which was “Bowenfest.”  There were approximately 150 motorcycles involved. Greg is still alive but is gravely ill right now.  He wanted friends and family to carry on this tradition for someone in Waldo County with cancer.  So, this year was have chosen Brad Jo Pinkerton, a 10 year old boy from Frankfort who has leukemia and is currently in remission. On Saturday, August 6th at Bowens Tavern, Corner of Route 137 and 7 in Belfast, Bowenfest will take place again. Bike registration begins at 8 a.m. and the ride starts at 10 am.  It is 100 miles long to Newport and back to Bowen’s Tavern.Afterwards, there will be a pig roast, music by the band Papr Street, and over 25 items that people can bid on.  All proceeds will go to Brad Jo and his family.  He will be riding in the ride with the lead rider.  The cost is $20 per bike for the ride and other activities.  People that do not ride are welcome to join in the activities to show support for our fight against cancer. Our motto is NEVER GIVE UP!  Greg Bowen was only give six weeks to live and has now reached the one year mark since being diagnosed.