The Irish Pub Tour de Shore is a 65-mile charity bike ride from the Irish Pub in Philadelphia to the original Irish Pub’s location in Atlantic City. The event was held on Sunday, July 27th 2014. The funds from the Irish Pub Tour de Shore benefit children and the families of fallen Police Officers in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey Region.
I was invited to ride along with my friend Joe, who works for Wheelies Bike Shop in Medford NJ, as he provided bike support for the riders. Wheelies had three support vehicles all throughout the race. Joe and I joined the racers at the first rest stop in Berlin, where there were plenty of bikes to service.
When photographing an event of this caliber, its easy to get overwhelmed with things to shoot. I set a goal to only capture emotion. By doing this I was able to calm down and focus on the action.
Irish Pub Tour de Shore benefit is very close to meeting their goal of $700,000.00 if you would like to donate to help families of Fallen Officers please visit their webpage irishpub.donordrive.com
I will be posting an album with more photos that I took of the event on my Facebook Page soon. Please LIKE Facebook.com/chrisspanophotography to stay up to date with my latest posts. If you are in any of the photos please feel free to TAG yourself, so your friends can find their way to my page as well.