Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

70 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com feature including two cancer benefits and a June 5 fundraiser that raised $14,800 for the family of a motorcyclist who, along with his girlfriend, was killed by a drunk driver. While Waters refers to himself as the ‘ringleader’ for these events, he said they wouldn’t be possible without community collaboration. “It takes a village. If it wasn’t for all these people coming together, it wouldn’t happen.” GIVING“BACK” Dr. Matthew Murrin, owner of Chiropractic USA in Mount Pleasant, is another lifelong motorcycle rider. His dad built him a dirt bike when he was 5, and as soon as he turned 16, he got a street bike. Dr. Murrin grew up in Newfoundland, Canada, where weather conditions limited him to about six weeks of good riding. Part of the impetus for moving to this area was so he could ride more. Dr. Murrin owns three bikes: a customized Harley Road Glide, a customized Harley Chopper and another Chopper. He recently sold his Ducati. “I ride as much as I can,” he said. Like Carroll and Waters, Dr. Murrin finds riding therapeutic. He often takes solo trips to places like Asheville to recharge his batteries. “It’s my one thing that actually relaxes me. It’s essential for me,” he emphasized. Dr. Murrin rides in support of myriad causes. He rides every year for Toys for Tots, and, in October, he rode for Scooters for Hooters. He has also done veteran and police benefit rides. He enjoys helping any causes that benefit children. Dr. Murrin has ridden twice for the Charleston chapter

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