The Sidney Cranston Jr. Memorial Ride to commemorate the second anniversary of his disappearance and death is scheduled for June 16.
Friends and family who are participating on the 90-mile memorial ride will gather at Mother Road Harley-Davidson, located at 2501 Beverly Avenue in Kingman, at 9 a.m., Friday, June 16, and then will head out about 9:30 a.m.
From Mother-Road, the participants (in whatever roadworthy and licensed two-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicle) will head north on Stockton Hill Road to Pierce Ferry Road (east of Dolan Springs), turn left and they will drive west to Highway 93. Once at Hwy. 93, the participants will travel south into Kingman to the finish point – Metcalfe Point located at Grandview and Beale in Old Town Kingman.
According to family members, the memorial ride is for people to get together, remember him and to share their most valued memories/stories about Sid, the beloved realtor, friend and family member who was taken from us prematurely.
There is no cost to participate in the memorial ride, but family members are asking those who can afford it, to make a $25 donation to help defray the cost of purchasing a $1,000 iron bench. The bench will be installed in Metcalfe Park adjacent to a “tree of life” the City of Kingman is planting to memorialize Sid.
“Our family welcomes everyone who would like to come out and participate in the memorial ride, even if they chose not to donate for the purchase of the bench,” Sid’s brother Chris said. “It would be great if we could fill the park up completely with supporters, friends and associates to help commemorate the second anniversary of my brother’s passing.”
Of course, those people who can’t make the memorial ride, but would like to donate to help purchase of the bench, can do so by visiting the Go Fund Me account set up for Sid. The account link is https://www.gofundme.com/sidcranston, or people can drop off or mail their donation for the Sidney Cranston Jr. Memorial Fund, care of Andy Raynor at Bits N Bytes Computers, 2101 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86401.
For more information about the memorial ride, call Sid’s brother Chris at (704) 622-9599.