Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

71 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com feature of Bikers Against Bullies USA, a nonprofit which fights bullying in communities across the nation. THE FELLOWSHIP OF RIDING John Bell, owner of Southern Bell Living real estate agency in Mount Pleasant, along with friend and fellow SBL agent Tony Tonelis, have both been riding their whole lives. Similar to Dr. Murrin, their passion originated in their youth when each rode dirt bikes. Tonelis has owned a bike since 1999. Over the years, he has purchased a Harley Street Glide and an Ironhorse Texas Chopper. Bell essentially inherited his first bike, a 2008 Softtail Night Train, from his dad. He now rides a 2011 Street Glide. “When I found the Harley man, it changed my life,” reflected Bell. “A lot of my … creative juices and visions flow literally when I’m riding.” Tonelis relishes the freedom that riding brings. He loves riding in the Francis Marion National Forest and recently completed a picturesque loop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bell loves riding in Awendaw and Edisto, as well as the scenic, curvy mountain highway popular with motorcyclists known as the Tail of the Dragon. Tonelis and Bell regularly ride together to advocate causes, such as charity memorial rides for families. As someone who served in the military, an important cause to Tonelis is supporting Toys for Tots, since the program is run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. On Oct. 15, each rode as part of the Island Hopping Campaign, a charity ride put on by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 34-4 to benefit local veterans. Bell serves as a volunteer board member for the nonprofit WakeUp Carolina and dedicates time to the annual fundraiser Shuck Cancer. Come in Today and Experience What Makes Pulse So Special and Unique! 3500 Park Avenue Blvd Suite 105 Mount Pleasant, SC HOURS: Mon - Sat: 9:30AM - 7:00PM Sun: 11:30AM - 5:00PM PULSENAILSMTPLEASANT.COM 843-352-7637

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