Motorcycle for Miracles Rides Again for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Motorcycle for Miracles Rides Again for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
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RE/MAX Hall of Famer Bruce Johnson and his daughter Holly embarked Aug. 1 on a 17,400-mile motorcycle journey spanning two continents dubbed “Motorcycle for Miracles” to raise funds and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network. Their trek began on the shores of the Arctic Ocean; they expect to reach the southern tip of South America six months after starting out.

We invite you to follow along as ABOVE chronicles their experiences, highlighted by the support of the RE/MAX offices and Associates the Johnsons meet along the way – “the RE/MAX family,” as Bruce puts it.

Bruce Johnson is a longtime Associate with RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. To be sure, he and Holly are road-tested. The father-daughter team first under took a long-distance motorcycle trek in 2013, hoping to raise $25,000 for Children’s Miracle Network.

They’ve done that and more. After their journey in 2013, another trek followed in 2016 – this time across Canada. To date, the Johnsons have raised more than $430,000 for CMN. Donations are routed by postal code, so contributions made by RE/MAX Associates and supporters benefit their own local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

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Current Progress Toward $150,000 for CMN
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The yellow markers will indicate the stops along their route.

ABOVE will be following Bruce and Holly as they travel from the Arctic to South America.

Click the yellow marker to view photos, videos and more from their destinations!

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AUGUST 8, 2018
Our Miracle Riders have crossed the Arctic Circle and entered the Yukon today. It has been an extreme adventure already!
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AUGUST 1, 2018
Beginning at Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories at the shores of the Arctic Ocean the pair will travel 28,000 km (17,400 miles) over six months to Ushuaia, Argentina

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AUGUST 18, 2018
The duo scoured Watson Lake’s famous Signpost Forest for hours, searching unsuccessfully among the thousands of signs for their hometown Wasaga Beach sign. Later they tried out their new tent, donated by North Face.

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AUGUST 13, 2018
Wherever there is real estate, there is RE/MAX kinship: “Had a nice visit at Re/max Dawson Creek Realty with Broker/Owner Blaine Nicholson this morning at Mile Zero of the Alaska Highway,” Bruce reported on Aug. 18.

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
Appearing at the RE/MAX Mexico National Convention in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, Bruce Johnson leads attendees in a rousing hello to Adam Contos, CEO of RE/MAX LLC.
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SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
A day after crossing into Mexico, Bruce and Holly ride to the former ghost town (and old silver mine) of Real de Catorce, which required them to maneuver through a 100-year-old, 1.4-mile tunnel. This video shows what greeted the duo as they exited the tunnel..
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November 13, 2018
Bruce reports from a BMW shop in Ecuador that the engine for “Miracle the Motorcycle,” the bike that has carried him and daughter Holly from the tip of North America to this point, “is now dead and beyond resuscitation.” Buying a new engine and having it shipped from Germany is an expensive option in terms of money and lost time.

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November 19, 2018
Bruce reports from Guayaqui, Ecuador that Miracle The Motorcycle is getting a “heart transplant” and should be good to go in about eight to 10 days, “thanks to a remarkable gift of $15,000 from RE/MAX LLC to take care of Miracle,” Bruce says.

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SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
Bruce and Holly reach Denver, the birthplace and headquarters of RE/MAX. “We’ve arrived at one of our happy places,” Bruce posts on Facebook. “Thanks for making Miracle (and us!) feel so welcome.”

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
The duo crosses into Mexico (the third of 15 countries on their route) and spends the night at a downtown Monterrey hotel. Here’s a recap of their journey so far.
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SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
The duo arrives in San Miguel de Allende, a city in Mexico’s central highlands (elevation 6,234 feet) with a history dating back to 1542 when it was a key hub for the silver trade. Known for its baroque Spanish architecture, San Miguel de Allende was voted Best City in the World in 2017 by Travel & Leisure magazine.

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November 26, 2018
Great news from the BMW shop in Ecuador: “Miracle The Motorcycle came out of “surgery” and roared back to life,” Bruce reports. “She sounds great, rides very well and we are on our way again tomorrow heading south.” Among others, Bruce thanks the mechanics, RE/MAX Ecuador “and everyone who had a hand in helping get us back on the road to the Ends of the Earth.”

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Learn more about what agents are doing to support CMN Hospitals and find ways to get involved on the Month of Miracles Hub.

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Ends of the Earth Tour 2018

RE/MAX Hall of Famer Bruce Johnson and his daughter Holly are about to embark on a 17,400-mile motorcycle journey dubbed “Motorcycle for Miracles”.

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Motorcycle for Miracles

Read more about where it all began... a Hall of Famer raises $25,000 for Children’s Miracle Network.

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