Area Motorcyclists Revving Up to Benefit MDA

July 18, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
JOPLIN, Mo., July 18, 2006— Harley Davidson Motorcyclists will take to the road on Sunday, July 23 to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The 21st Annual Ride for Life will start from Cycle Connection in Joplin, Missouri at 9:30 a.m. and end at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Registration on the day of the event begins at 7 a.m. at Cycle Connection.
The event is open to licensed riders of all motorcycle brands and interested participants may register at the dealership. Entry fees are $45.
For every $100 raised, participant’s names will be entered into a drawing that could win them a new 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster 883.
With more than 400 bikes, last year’s event raised over $106,000.
“This is the 21st year for this event, and we are excited about the opportunity to raise even more money this year,” said Lacey Washburn, district director. “Our goal is to have 500 riders.”
Cruise Night is Saturday, July 22 on Main Street from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“It is free for the public to come out and check out the bikes and entertainment,” said Washburn. “We are having live music, food and games.”
MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 40 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. For more information, call (417) 781-8600.