Community invited to participate in memorial bike ride

North Idaho College will honor the memory of former student Brian Williams with a memorial bike ride fundraiser at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at O’Shays Irish Pub and Eatery, located at 313 Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive.

The poker ride is appropriate for riders of all ages and will include prizes for the best hand at the end of the ride. The event will also include live music, door prizes, a silent auction and a barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. on O’Shay’s patio.

Williams was 28 years old when he was killed in a plane crash in 2010 while flying over Glacier National Park. He participated in Outdoor Pursuits trips and was involved in a variety of outdoor programs offered through the college. He graduated from NIC in 2007 and transferred to the University of Montana to study law and pursue his dream of instituting changes in environmental policy. Williams outdoors enthusiast, spending his free time enjoying the scenery from the top of a mountain peak or finding peace at his cabin on the Moyie River, with his dog Charlie, his friends, family and his guitar.

A memorial fund has been established in Williams’ honor through the North Idaho College Foundation to support students studying outdoor leadership at NIC.

A $25 donation covers the barbecue, live music and poker ride entry. Proceeds will benefit the Brian Williams Memorial Scholarship.

Information: Paul Chivvis at (208) 676-7169 or

For More Information
Resort/Recreation Management Instructor Paul Chivvis, (208) 676-7169 or

Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

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