Jul 142013

A reporter talks to Scrabble Ride organizers in front of the Orange Ale House.

A reporter talks to Scrabble Ride organizers in front of the Orange Ale House.

I received several messages this morning about a news van parked in front of the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road.

“What happened at the Ale House last night,” James asked. “There’s a News van in front.”

“Why is a news van at the Ale House?” Christine asked

“What’s going on at the Ale House, a news van has been out front since about 5:30 this morning,” Dave wrote.

The answer is simple: Nothing happened at the popular bar and restaurant last night, it’s what’s going to happen that brought the media there.

As Orange Live reported last night, Ale House Owner Jim Hassenmayer is sponsoring the Live To Learn Motorcycle Scrabble Ride, to benefit the Milford Literacy Center.

Within about a half hour (hopefully) hundreds of motorcycles will thunder into the Ale House parking lot and the riders will register, have breakfast and then take off for a 70-mile ride through Fairfield County.

The bikes will leave in waves every 15 minutes after 9:30 a.m. with the final riders departing at 10:30 a.m.

When they return, Hassenmayer will treat everyone to lunch, with music, raffles and prizes, and the very important Scrabble challenge.

The riders receive a scrabble card and choose letters when they register and upon returning, they are challenged to make as many words with the most points to win.

This is one of the most fun and popular events that the Orange Ale House sponsors each year.

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