Ride for a Cure has been active in Logan County for ten years.
The poker run style ride covers around 150 miles through three-to-six counties over six hours. Following the ride there is food, live entertainment, door prizes, and cash prizes for the top-three poker hands. All the funds raised during the event go to the American Cancer Society and stay local.
This year's May 11th ride will leave Vicario's in Bellefontaine and end at the Mad River Farm Market in West Liberty. Other stops include: Desperado’s, Huntsville; The Landing, Russells Point; The Waiting Room, Lima; The Inn Between, Botkins; 47 Bar & Grill, Port Jefferson; and The Pines, Quincy.
If you do not have a motorcycle and want to participate do not worry. Bring whatever you have whether it is a car, truck, or bus. The group has also auctioned off empty seats on bikes.
Over the years the ride has seen beautiful weather and rainy weather. Spokesmen for Ride for a Cure Bill Sadler and Steve Moore say that when it rains it is like their loved ones crying down on them in support of the ride.
Donations can range from door prizes to cash donations. If a person wishes to make a cash donation, Ride for a Cure will ask the donor to make a check out to the American Cancer Society. Ride for a Cure does the poker run as part of its Relay for Life team.
If Ride for a Cure can raise $10,000 during its May 11th event, the organization will have donated over $100,000 for cancer research over ten years.
The organization also sells pink bracelets that say "Cancer Sucks" for a dollar and raises awareness for the Chapel Hill House (pictured left), a place where children with cancer can spend a weekend with their families for free.
Those wishing to donate or wanting to participate can contact Steve Moore at (937) 935-9456 or Bill Sadler at (937) 597-1052.
Sadler and Moore discuss Ride for a Cure.
Ride for a Cure is the April recipient of the Community Spotlight Grant sponsored by Liberty National Bank and Logan Dental Care.