The generosity of the riding community shines once again.
When the time comes to help those in need, few are as quick to spring to action as those that are involved in the Harley-Davidson community. Bikers are some of the most generous, caring individuals on the planet, in spite of what some may think, and they prove it time and time again by stepping up to raise money for those in need. The latest example of this comes to us from Bridgeport, West Virginia, where an annual ride routinely rakes in big money for a very worthy charity, according to WDTV News.
There, RG’s Almost Heaven Harley-Davidson holds an annual ride to raise funds for a charity called Bikers, Bros & Bo, which was created to honor the memory of Andrew Martin “Bo” Harper, who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2011.
The charity raises money for a few different yet equally worthy causes, including multiple efforts that aim to help veterans. But for those that knew Bo, it’s also a great way to keep his memory alive, even though he’s no longer with us.
Keeping It Alive
“It’s very emotional for me. To know all these people come together for the cause we have. You know, keep my son’s memory alive,” said Bo’s father, Steve Harper, who participated in this year’s event while riding his own motorcycle.
This year, participants in the annual charity ride were able to depart from one of two locations – RG’s Almost Heaven Harley-Davidson, or the American Legion Post 174 in Morgantown. Regardless of the starting point, both groups wound up meeting at the town’s national cemetery to mark the end of the ride.
Good Times, Great Cause
Aside from raising money for a great cause, this particular ride also treated participants to some great food, live music, and good times, which makes it a popular gathering year in and year out. But at the same time, it also proves that few people on earth care more for our nation’s heroes than those that ride.
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