West Texas wind farms are the destination when motorcyclists hit the road to support the Women of Wind Energy (WoWe). Shermco Charities, an organization funded by employees of Shermco Industries, hosts Ride for Wind 2010. The event will start on May 22 in Sweetwater, Texas.
Participating motorcyclists will ride through approximately 260 miles of scenic West Texas highway, stopping at wind farms along the way to learn the benefits of wind power. The ride will end at the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse in downtown Sweetwater, and will be followed by a dinner and awards banquet.
‘This region is the most intensive wind energy area outside of China or Germany,’ says Greg Wortham, mayor of Sweetwater and executive director of the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse. ‘Riders will be able to see the new schools built with wind income, the many new businesses here and the vibrancy of an economy where wind, oil, agriculture and other industries happily exist side by side.’
Ride for Wind is an annual motorcycle touring event organized by Shermco Charities. Profits from this year's event will benefit WoWE, an organization that supports and encourages the participation and advancement of professional women in the wind energy industry.
SOURCE: Shermco Industries Â