Hospice Memorial Bike Ride set for July 27

The 2013 SOMC Hospice Memorial Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, July 27. All proceeds from the event, which was created in memory of motorcycle enthusiast and Hospice patient Ricky Bryan, will benefit Hospice Services at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Registration begins at 11am at the Hospice Center on SOMC’s East Campus, with riders departing at noon.

“Our community is very supportive of SOMC Hospice, and we try to give them a variety of ways to show that support,” Shiela Riggs of SOMC Hospice said. “The bike ride is a wonderful opportunity for local bikers to get together for a good cause.”

Previous memorial rides have seen tremendous success. Last year’s event raised more than $23,000 and included more than 300 motorcycle enthusiasts.

Cost to participate in the memorial ride is $20 for a single rider of $25 for two people on one bike. There will also be t-shirts available for purchase, as well as prize drawings and giveaways.

For more information, contact SOMC Hospice Services at 740-356-2674. Pre-registration for the event is available but not required.