Great Rides for Worthy Causes
From promoting autism awareness to fighting juvenile diabetes, no matter what your favorite cause may be, chances are there is a ride to support it. Some upcoming popular favorites include:
Rip's B.A.D. Ride (Bikers Against Diabetes)
Benefiting the American Diabetes Association
Started by Easyriders magazine's Rip Rose, this fundraising ride and family festival has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past 14 years.
Where: Irvine, California
When: June 5, 2011
How to find out more: badride.diabetes.org
Benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital
The Imagine Guild has been holding this three-day party for 15 years, bringing in over 4 million dollars for treatment of needy kids with life-threatening diseases.
Where: Seattle, Washington
When: June 26, 2011
How to find out more: childrens-ride.com
The Love Ride
Benefiting Autism Speaks
Started by Glendale Harley’s Oliver Shokouh 25 years ago, this ride has raised over $22 million to date. Your donation grants you access to a live concert, outdoor activities and prizes. Last year's grand-prize winner received Bruce Springsteen's autographed guitar from the 1996 Love Ride.
Where: Glendale, California
When: October 23, 2011
How to find out more: glendaleharley.com
Toys In The Sun Run
Benefiting the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation
The world's largest Toy Run and motorcade, with over 30,000 motorcycles, this ride has brought in over $20 million dollars in toys in its 23 years.
Where: Sunrise, Florida
When: December 11, 2011
How to find out more: toysinthesunrun.com