Thousands of Bikers to Ride for Babies September 14
More than 8,000 expected to ride in the Midwest’s largest charity motorcycle event
WHAT: 14th Annual March of Dimes Bikers for Babies
Kansas City boasts the most successful Bikers for Babies event in the country and largest charity ride in the Midwest. Riders meet at Kansas Speedway to set out a 79-mile designated route and return to the Speedway for a family-friendly event featuring lunch, a bike show and live music.
WHEN: Sunday, September 14
Registration opens at 8 a.m.; opening ceremonies at 9:15 a.m.
WHERE: Kansas Speedway
HOW: Register for a $35 donation at one of seven area pre-registration events in advance (events at www.bikersforbabieskc.org); $40 donation accepted the day of the event
BACKGROUND: Bikers for Babies began in 1995 with 130 riders raising $3,000 for the March of Dimes. In 2007, more than 6,500 participants raised a record $723,000, bringing the 13-year Kansas City event total to $3.1 million.
Funds raised by Bikers for Babies support local research grants focused on issues related to premature birth and community programs such as NICU Family Support at Saint Luke’s Hospital.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com.
Bikers for Babies is presented in Kansas City by Farmers Insurance Group and sponsored by 98.9 The Rock, Hooters and Worth Harley-Davidson.