Lucas Push group, leaving the Fox and Fiddle, en route to the Duke of York, Lucas Push 2015 Toronto © Linda Dawn Hammond / IndyFoto.com Feb.21, 2015
Lucas Push is basically a pub crawl pushing an old motorcycle from pub to pub. The event is up on the Mods & Rockers FB page. First pub is the Madison (upstairs) starts at 7pm & they are normally there until about 8.30ish until they move on. Lots of fun this event. Cheers Mick
The Joseph Lucas Memorial Push
Saturday February 21, 2015 will be the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) Old Fort York Section’s Annual Joseph Lucas Memorial Push in downtown Toronto. The idea was the brainchild of the late OFY charter member, Harry Roberts – a true motorcycle enthusiast and all around great guy. His idea was brilliant – as a remedy to the cabin fever suffered by bikers during the coldest and most depressing month of the year why not have a social event and poke some fun at Joseph Lucas?
Lucas was the owner or Lucas Electric, the company which supplied parts for the somewhat troublesome electrical systems of British motorcycles, and became known jokingly as “The Prince of Darkness”.
The bike is trailered to the starting pub, and parked outside. After much merriment, food and libations inside the pub, the group gathers on the sidewalk to push the bike to the next destination. We usually manage to squeeze in a third stop before closing time and sometimes even a fourth.
Pushing a broken down motorcycle through the downtown core in the dead of winter with a large entourage certainly attracts curious looks from other city denizens.
The Joseph Lucas Push starts at the Madison Avenue Pub. Gathering at 7:00pm and move out at 8:30pm for the "Push".
1st stop- The Madison – 14 Madison Ave – Bloor and Spadina area.
For more info check out the Events section at: www.oldfortyorkcvmg.org
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