The Long Reach Long Riders announced the success of the third annual charity motorcycle ride. The ride -- which started in San Diego, California and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 9 and ended in Rapid City, South Dakota on July 18, raised $31,015.
The beneficiaries of this year's ride are Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes Program, and the Canadian AIDS Foundation. This year's group consisted of 22 people, 13 bikes, and two chase cars. Ten states, and three countries (United States, Canada, and Great Britain) were represented. The youngest member of the group was 10 and the oldest member isn't telling.
The Long Reach Long Riders thank the more than 375 individuals and 62 companies who donated money, time, or services to help insure the success of the 2006 ride. Bill Sapsis noted that despite the oppressive heat "we all managed to have a wonderful time. We met some great people along the way and saw some great scenery."
Details for the fourth annual Long Reach Long Rider charity motorcycle ride in 2007 will be released in mid October.