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Bikers "Ride For Kids' Sake"

Motorcycle riders and Clubs from several parts of the state will all come together to “Ride For Kids’ Sake” this Sunday, June 23 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine.  Event organizer Jim Batty of the Steel Brethren Motorcycle Club says there will be two or three major groups of bikers that will organize in different areas of the state before eventually converging on the Steel Brethren clubhouse at 1097 Western Rd. in Warren by 2:30 pm.  There the bikers will find entertainment, food, and raffles for door prizes donated by local businesses.   

One group of Knox County bikers will start at the Time Out Pub in Rockland, with registration starting at 10:30 and kick stands up at noon.  This group will then head to VIP Parts Tires & Service at 25 Starrett Drive in Belfast to arrive by 1:00, before heading on to the 10/4 Store in Montville (804 Acadia Highway), then traveling the final leg on to the clubhouse in Warren.

A second group of bikers will leave Lewiston-Auburn Harley Davidson at 839 Main St. in Auburn at noon, then will ride on to North Country Harley Davidson in Augusta (3099 No. Belfast Ave.), and picking up more riders there before completing their journey to the Steel Brethren clubhouse.

A third group of bikers from the Bangor area is also expected to ride down from Bangor to join the Knox County group at VIP in Belfast at 1:00 before going on the Clubhouse. 

There is a flat registration fee of $20 per motorcycle, and proceeds from the event will be used to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine and their Big/Little matches throughout the six counties the agency serves.

Last year, this event raised $800 for the non-profit agency, and Batty expects this year’s event to do even better, with the inclusion of bikers from other parts of the state.  He says anyone wanting to support Big Brothers Big Sisters and willing to pay the $20 registration fee can join in at the end of the motorcycle line, including classic cars, hot rods, trucks – whatever you drive.

“It’s all for the kids,” he says.  “The more people who join us, the more money we can raise to help kids find caring mentors.”  Anyone wanting more information about the event can call him at 691-6566.