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August 22, 2013 - 5:50pm
posted by Timothy Walton in accident, motorcycle, donations.

Friends and family of Ashley Stilwell, have set up a donation campaign to help raise money for medical expenses incurred after she was severley injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this month. The accident, claimed the life of her boyfriend, 19 year old Derek Sheldon. 

Stillwell was airlifted to the hospital 

Anyone interested in donating can through this link: 


The site reads: "After a broken back, pelvic bone, many other injuries, and multiple surgeries, Ashley will live. her loving and kind spirit is here with us today, as strong as ever. Any donation to help Ashley and her family pay for her extensive medical expenses will be greatly appreciated"

August 12, 2010 - 12:09pm
posted by WBTA News in accident, motorcycle, Mercy Flight, car.

There has been a car-motorcycle accident in the area of 2687 Judge Road in Alabama.

A Mercy EMS ambulance is responding while a Mercy Flight is in the air and on its way.

UPDATE (12:25): The patient is not being Mercy Flighted, but is on the way to UMMC.

March 23, 2010 - 9:31pm
posted by Danielle Buczek in motorcycle, speedway, snowmobile, dits, drag, drags, road agents, lime rock.
Event Date and Time: 
June 5, 2010 - 9:00am

Lime Rock Speedway
21 Flint Road - Caledonia, NY
(just west of Caledonia off Route 5)

Sign Up 9 AM - 11 AM
Racing Starts at NOON


$15 per person
$25 per couple
Kids 12 & under free
* additional $5 per person to race *

December 7, 2009 - 9:31pm
posted by chris johnson in batavia, motorcycle, donation, east bethany, mayhem riders mc, toy, clothes.

mayhem riders mc

a local batavia area family oriented motorcycle club,is accepting donations for our area family toy,and clothes drive,until thursday.please help us help the area families that really need it.we currently have 14 families asking for help,we can only help 4 families with the donations received.we also could use some area bussinesses to donate food or gift certificates for the families,thank you


[email protected]



mayhem logo

November 15, 2009 - 11:53am
posted by chris johnson in batavia, charity, motorcycle, mayhem riders, club, east bethany.

mayhem logowe are mayhem riders mc,a family oriented motorcycle club out of the batavia area
last year we collected gently used clothing,toys,and other items to help families at christmas time,we were able to help 3 families,that without us would not have had a christmas at all.
we would like to help out alot more families this year,but we need the communities help to complete our goal.so before you give anything away please think of us and contact us.
we can use anything for all ages we will be making a list of families that need our help,and try to fullfill their wish list,also if anyone would like to help us collect or donate anything,volunteers are always needed.the mayhem riders mc along with the community can make a family that may be a little down on their luck very happy for christmas.     contact info:   [email protected]


check out our website:                http://www.mayhemriders.com



July 7, 2009 - 9:31pm
posted by chris johnson in batavia, Announcements, motorcycle, mayhem riders, east bethany.
Saturday July 18th Mayhem Riders Scenic Dice Run
we are taking a scenic ride to Omish country...sign up will be at 5279 Old Telephone Rd East Bethany (Our Clubhouse) at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us Highest and Lowest prize
$10 rider $5 passenger
check out the website or email us for info



June 29, 2009 - 2:40pm
posted by chris johnson in batavia, motorcycle, mayhem riders, east bethany, patsy rapone.

Thank you so much for posting on your site, Please change the place of event to:

Mayhem Riders MC Benefit Fund Raiser for Patsy Rapone

Saturday August 22nd 2009 @ 2:00


East Bethany Fire hall


10440 Bethany Center Rd


East Bethany NY 14054


Mr. Rapone is the Father of one of our club member’s. He is a devoted, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. He was diagnosed with small cell cancer, along with this battle he has heart problems, we are joining in an effort with other clubs, businesses, friends, & family member’s to help out the family with expenses.

Dice Run, Food, Drinks, Live Music, Chinese Auction, 50/50, Raffles

Dice run will start at Stans Harley Shop 4425 W. Saile Drive Batavia, NY

Sign up will be from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. we will make 5 stops and end at the E. Bethany Fire hall.

Highest and Lowest will win prizes

$25 Rider $10 passenger (includes benefit donation)

Tickets for this benefit will be sold prior and the day of for a $15 adults donation and under 12 $5 donation

Call (585) 356-0889 or (585) 813-9730 for tickets check out our website for any additional info

June 29, 2009 - 2:37pm

Mayhem Riders MC Club

East Bethany

New York 14054

Phone (585) 356-0889

e-mail [email protected]

website: www. mayhemriders.com


June 29, 2009


Local Businesses Around

Batavia NY


The Mayhem Riders MC Club along with other local Clubs, Businesses, Friends, and Family member’s are having a benefit-fund raiser on August 22nd 2009 @ 2:00 p.m. at the East Bethany Fire Hall, for one of our members father, Mr. Patsy Rapone is from Batavia he is also in the local carpenters union, a long time horse owner/racer at Batavia Downs. Mr Rapone was diagnosed with Small Cell Cancer earlier this year, he is currently in the hospital trying his hardest to fight this cancer, we are asking local businesses to please donate what you can to help us raise funds for the family of Mr. Rapone.

With this donation your business will be mentioned on local radio, newspaper, and internet sites.

Please contact us at (585) 356-0889 and we will arrange pickup of your donation. Please check out our website for the benefit flyer

Dear Friend,

Thank you,

Audrey Johnson


Co-Founder Mayhem Riders MC Club

June 16, 2009 - 10:40pm
posted by chris johnson in batavia, United Way, motorcycle, club, east bethany.

Mayhem Riders motorcycle club out of the batavia area,held a motorcycle fun run this past weekend.we had 11 bikes all together,we had a low turnout due to the weather.

we went from stans harley davidson in batavia,to the arcade speedway,our plans of riding around the track and doing a few parade laps did not workout due to all the rain the area received,we were able to pull all our bikes in front of the grandstands and park while the united way rep received her check.we were able to raise $200.it is our first year for this club and it was our first club organized ride,so we will get more going in the future.we have alot planned this summer,so check our website out to see what we are about, http://www.mayhemriders.com

dont hesitate to contact any member in the club about any benefits you would like us to be a part of,we are always looking to help our community.any area businesses that can donate anything for our cause it would be greatly apreciated,we need items for a chinese auction for a benefit we are planning in august for a club members father who has cancer.here is aemail I received from the united way after the run:


Chris - I am so glad you sent this email to us!  We wanted to get in touch with you to tell you how much your caring donation meant to our organization! Thank you all for helping make our first Race Night fundraiser a success - We had a wonderful time! Check out our website from time to time at www.uwcattco.org - if I have any photos from the event I will post them on our site! Thanks again and we'll be in touch! Candy, Gail, and Laura
so keep your eyes open one of our meembers is always in and around batavia,if you see us say hi,thanks
June 7, 2009 - 8:13pm
posted by chris johnson in batavia, Announcements, motorcycle, mayhem, east bethany.

uwa_logo_for_electronic_presentation.jpgLocal Batavia area motorcycle club, The Mayhem Riders, needs riders to help support a good cause. We will be riding from Stan's Harley Davidson in Batavia to the Arcade Speedway, We will be doing parade laps around the track at halftime just before they present the money to the united way officials. Please come out and help us support the community.


JUNE 12 2009

[email protected]

The sign up and starting point will be at Stan's Harley Davidson in Batavia next to the airport. Sign up will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., kickstands up at 5:30 p.m., then we will meet at Tops in Arcade at 6:45 p.m., leaving from Tops at 7p.m., arriving at the Arcade speedway at 7:15 p.m. If you need information go to the clubs website,or email the club:  http://www.mayhemriders.com

We will be hosting a "UNITED WAY" night on June 12th. We are working with several people in an effort to raise funds to support the efforts of United Way. Times are tough for all but no matter how tough it is for you it is probably worse for someone else. Please give generously. Check out their website.


May 22, 2009 - 3:15pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 5, 2009 - 5:00pm to 11:00pm

15th Annual “Festival of Hope” hosted by Genesee Cancer Assistance June 5, 2009 at the Batavia Downs Genesee Cancer Assistance Inc.


April 29, 2009 - 11:48pm
posted by chris johnson in batavia, alexander, motorcycle, Bethany, club.
Event Date and Time: 
May 2, 2009 - 7:00am to 12:00pm

Charles William "Charlie" Spahn, USA, VN, Wales Center, NY, 2 May, 2009

Charlie was a retired Construction Inspector for the Erie County Water Authority, a Vietnam War Army veteran, a proud member of the East Aurora American Legion, VFW Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Post 7795, Chapter 77 of the Vietnam Veterans Association and the Nam Club.

April 29, 2009 - 8:47pm
posted by chris johnson in batavia, motorcycle, mayhem.riders.
Event Date and Time: 
May 3, 2009 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Update 28 April 2009 Reminder: 3 May: Benefit for Donald Woodward. The PGR is escorting Donald from his home in Dayton, NY to the Gowanda American Legion where the benefit is being held. Staging at Noon at the Gowanda American Legion. We will depart the AL at 12:30 and plan on being back at 1ish. We have secured a trike for him to ride from his home to the AL if he chooses to ride. This escort will take only an hour from your Sunday. If you are going on a ride Sunday please consider joining us for this escort.

October 2, 2008 - 8:43am
posted by Philip Anselmo in Announcements, police, motorcycle.

From the New York State Police:

The New York State Police in conjunction with the Trooper Foundation will be holding the “G.O. Ride! Girls only Motorcycle Ride” on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. The event will take place at the Summit Park Mall, Niagara Falls and is for all women who ride or dream of riding a motorcycle. The event will include a free professional riding clinic, a State Police Motor Squad Escort Ride through Niagara’s Wine Country ending with a picnic lunch prepared by local law enforcement. A Harley Davidson specialist will be on hand for advice ranging from motor clothing to which bike fits best. The event is free and no pre-registration is required. For more information contact Trooper Arthur Pittman at (716) 201-8164.

July 25, 2008 - 1:08pm

Another city cleanup is schedlued for Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm at 172 Oak St., according to the Daily News. God's Helping Hands and Project Hope will team up to help out at a single residence "because its occupants are disabled and are in need of help."

Front page news about the capture — finally — of Woody the Wayward Steer was featured on The Batavian this morning.

You can also find these stories in today's paper:

  • An Attica girl graduates high school with a record of perfect attendance from kindergarten straight through to the end. Congratulations to Johanna Novak on that odd yet commendable feat.
  • LeRoy Ambulance needs to generate another $75,000 in revenue to pay for an ambulance.
  • Batavia Motor Speedway will host the U.S. Open Speedway Motorcycle National Championships tonight. Doors open at 7:00pm at the track on Harloff Road at the Polarwave Snow Park. Call (585) 723-9746 for more information, or visit Jason Bonsignore Racing or Speedway Bikes online.

You can pick up your own copy of the Daily News wherever the paper is sold. Or, better yet, subscribe at BataviaNews.com.

July 25, 2008 - 12:19pm
posted by Philip Anselmo in fire department, entertainment, motorcycle, harley davidson.

Batavia's town fire crew is raffling off one mean, chrome chopper this Saturday, and tickets were only $20 a pop — they sold out this morning! For a couple of sawbucks some lucky duck will take home a 105th Anniversary Limited Edition Harley Davidson Fatboy — and for those who know, that's one sweet bike.

All proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the town of Batavia Fire Department. This is their 9th annual Harley Davidson drawing, and the event Saturday marks their only fundraiser for the year.

But wait, that's not all!

The raffle is really only the icing on the cake for an event that kicks off at 7:00pm under the tent at the town fire department's Rec Hall at 8380 Lewiston Road (across from K-Mart and just down the road from Batavia Downs). They'll also be serving up hotdogs, burgers and grilled sausage (for a few bucks). Beer and pop will also be available, plus a 50/50 raffle, plus pull-tabs, plus... music: 7th Heaven will take the stage around 8:00pm and rock out the evening.

Admission to the event is free. You don't need to buy a raffle ticket to attend. But anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

May 28, 2008 - 7:32am

There were inspiring moments during Batavia's Memorial Day parade, and there were moments of significant community pride, but what may have been the single wow! moment was when Lt. Eugene Jankowski drove by on his restored Harley-Davidson police bike.

Yesterday, I visited the acting police chief and 30-year department veteran at his home and shot a short video interview with him about the bike. He was kind enough to supply some pictures to help tell the story of the bike.

Here's the video:

In case you missed it, here's our video from the Memorial Day parade.

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