COLUMBUS, Ga., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbus businessman Scott Ressmeyer and 11 friends are two-thirds of the way through their 2013 Scott's Ride for Miracles, a 21-day, 9,000-mile, 48-state motorcycle trek to raise awareness and money to benefit Children's Miracle Network at The Medical Center in Columbus, Ga. The so-called Miracle Riders left The Medical Center on Friday, May 3. They have spent the last two weeks travelling through the south, up the west coast and through the plains and Midwest.
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As they begin their final week of the fundraising journey, they will ride through the Ohio Valley and then down the East Coast, before arriving back home in Columbus, Georgia on. During a stop in Washington, DC, on , the Miracle Riders will be honored in a special ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. At on , Congressman Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA 3rd District) will present the riders with a United States flag that flew over the Capitol on May 3, the day the 2013 Miracle Ride began.
Before the special ceremony, the riders will take time to visit hospitalized pediatric patients at Children's National Medical Center on. This is one of several visits the riders have made to Children Miracle Network hospitals along their journey. The riders stopped at BSA Children's Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, on May 7. The riders also visited kids at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Wednesday, May 15.
What began in 2009 as a one-time, solo trip to commemorate Ressmeyer's 50th birthday, has turned into an annual event that now includes additional riders. In 2010, 11 riders made the trip; In 2011 and 2012, 14 riders participated. In addition to taking time off work and funding all personal expenses associated with the ride including hotels, meals and gasoline, each of Scott's Miracle Riders is committed to raising at least $2,500 to participate.
In its first four years, Scott's Ride for Miracles raised more than $430,000 for neonatal and pediatric services at The Medical Center. Ressmeyer says the ultimate goal now is to raise $1 million over the course of the Ride.
The Miracle Riders have a blog to journal their travels. People interested in following their blogs may log ontowww.rideformiracles.com. The blog also contains a live video feed of the riders' journey. The riders can also receive direct messages at #srm2013.
The 2013 Scott's Ride for Miracles received a special donation at the kickoff ceremony in March. The Grainger Foundation has donated $50,000 to Scott's Ride in support of The Children's Miracle Network at The Medical Center. This donation was recommended by Brian Brock, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.'s Columbus, Ga., location, and 2013 Miracle Rider. Grainger has been a part of the Columbus business community for more than 23 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products. The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Anyone can make a donation to the 2013 Scott's Ride for Miracles by logging onto the event's website atwww.rideformiracles.com.
SOURCE Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Web Site: http:///www.rideformiracles.com
Thirty years ago, a neurologist told Pawelczak that he had likely made his last motorcycle ride.
He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a central nervous system disease with a myriad of unpredictable symptoms, ranging from fatigue to paralysis.
But Pawelczak wasn’t ready to give up his motorcycle. READ ON
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rumble Against Cancer is a Nonprofit 501 c (3) Public Charity that promotes cancer research and the importance of it through motorcycle rides, rallies and other events. Proceeds generated by events and sales are donated directly to research programs and activities in support thereof.
The Rumble Against Cancer National Tour will begin kickstands up atAugust 15th 2013. They will depart Longhorn Harley-Davidson in Grand Prairie, Texas on a 10,830 mile journey that will take them to the furthest points of the Continental United States, crossing 4-time zones and 30 state lines all in the name of cancer research.
The moment the Keeling family of Longhorn Harley-Davidson heard of the Rumble Against Cancer organization they said, "Everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another and we want to help". Longhorn Harley-Davidson became one of the first corporations to offer support to The Rumble Against Cancer. Longhorn Harley-Davidson included The Rumble Against Cancer in their monthly party in April. Bikers on-site opened their wallets. The donations began to flow and the word on this amazing ride began to spread.
Visit The Rumble Riders at http://www.rumbleagainstcancer.org/ to learn more on the upcoming ride and events.
Longhorn Harley-Davidson is located in a 50,000 sq. ft. building at 2830 West I-20, Grand Prairie, TX.75052. They are a family owned business with one of the largest selection of new and previously enjoyed motorcycles in Dallas/Fort Worth.
SOURCE Longhorn Harley-Davidson
Web Site: http://www.rumbleagainstcancer.org/
Action at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is about to get hot. 2900-degrees hot, in fact. That’s what temperature it reportedly will be inside the “Tunnel of Fire” daredevil and stuntman Toby Baker will be riding through as he attempts to break the Guinness Book of World Record for riding a motorcycle through a tunnel of fire. Biker has about a ten-second window of opportunity before all hell will come crashing down around him. Hopefully by that time he will have broken the record of 230-feet and be out of the tunnel safely, but the stunt has claimed lives in the past. And he’s not the only mad man pushing motorcycle stunt riding to the extreme at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip on August 7 at what is being touted as “Daredevil Wednesday.” READ ON