For the past year one organization has been in the limelight for its efforts to raise funds for causes such as the Perry County Drug Court, and this organization is perhaps one of the most unlikely considering the stereotypes, but these aren't your typical bikers. Appalachian Riders has mad its presence known in Perry County for the past 12 months, and they were at it again Sunday afternoon for another good cause, raising over $2,500 for the March of Dimes, an organization that funds research to fight prematurity in babies.
Forming a line that stretched nearly half a mile, more than 100 motorcycles left the Perry County Park Sunday under escort from the Perry County Sheriff's Department to participate in the 1st annual Appalachian Riders/March of Dimes Charity Ride. The ride wound through Perry, Knott, Floyd, Pike and Letcher counties and raised $2510 in it's effort to help the March of Dimes. Prior to leaving the park the riders were treated to lunch compliments of the employees at Southeast Telephone.
Motorcycle clubs from surrounding counties, along with many individuals joined the Appalachian Riders to make this event a great success. Since it's beginning last year the Appalachian riders Motorcycle Organization has strived to live up to its' motto of "Bikers Making a Difference," and this was evident Sunday as the enthusiastic crowd of bikers and onlookers eagerly supported this ride. For more information about, or to help, the March of Dimes visit their website at marchofdimes.org and to see pictures from the ride check out the Appalachian Riders at appalachianriders.com.