A Bit of Background
Here at Portuguese American Road Riders, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2006, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our members fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our rides and endeavors we hope to display the passion behind our beliefs.
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”
“Bondade é a língua que o surdo pode ouvir e o cego pode ver
NEWS & EVENTS
Comes with Deep Sorrow!
After careful consultation with our member’s regarding the health and safety of everyone in this years event – our members, our families, and our longtime Portuguese Community and Fans that has been part of PARR – we have made the difficult decision to
Cancel / Postpone our 15th Anniversary Party
Scheduled for October 3rd 2020 in Lowell, MA.
Following increased and overwhelming events and concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. WE are extremely disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our Members, fans, and supporters. But we know it is the right decision based on the information we have today.
We are exploring options with our members to coordinate this event in 2021. Updates will be shared on
PARR5.com and Facebook.
We thank everyone who shared their views on re-imagining events this year. We look forward to bringing you into 2021 as a re-imagined event that brings Members, Families, and friends of the Portuguese Road Riders community together in a celebration of our 15 years together helping the Portuguese American Community.
PARR Board & Members.
One on One with our Road Captain
PARR Road Captain and Founder, Tony DaSilva.
Since May is Motorcycle Safety Month, We would like to dedicate it to our Road Captain and one of the Founders that always looks out for us and our riders. He shared how he founded the club in 2006. He said that in the early 2000s many Portuguese Americans in Lowell and the surrounding communities had an interest in riding motorcycles. At the time many riders gathered at places like the Blues Club, Reds Club, and the
4 Seasons Restaurant in Lowell MA. There were other rider groups in the area at the time but he didn’t like the way they were run. He decided, in collaboration with Walter Borges, to create their own club with the objective to help the kids in need from Portuguese families.Over the past 13 years, there have been numerous stories of success where PARR’s help made the difference in the lives of children.Tony described a case of a 7-year-old girl from New Hampshire who had a rare type of cancer in her stomach and they helped her and her family to raise funds for her treatment. Years later they are still in touch with the family and have learned that she is cured.
Thank you, Tony for all your dedication and contribution to PARR!
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