May 29, 2018

Thousands Of Motorcycle Riders Get Ready To Ride For Riley Kids

Thousands Of Motorcycle Riders Get Ready To Ride For Riley Kids

Indiana’s largest and longest running motorcycle charity event will take place in Indianapolis this weekend.

Miracle Ride for Riley Children’s Hospital is now in its 25th year and an annual tradition for nearly 5,000 motorcycle riders.

Part of the charity ride includes cruising past Riley, where children gather outside to watch the bikers rumble past. Jim Foland rides for his 18th year this weekend. 

"We have so much fun doing it as we get to ride past the children when they are sitting outside the hospital," Foland says, "and you’ll see everyone with tears down their face cause the kids are out there cheering us on.”

Foland has relatives who were treated at Riley and the event has raised millions for the hospital over the years.

“You’ve got everybody. You’ve got judges, lawyers, thieves, criminals, everybody you can think of is there just to raise money for those kids because they need it,” Foland says.

Regional Poker Runs will be Saturday, June 2. "The Big Ride" past Riley Hospital for Children and around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is on Sunday, June 3. It will start at the Allison Transmission south lot. One donation of $50 allows participation both days.

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