SOMC Hospice held its Second Annual Memorial Bike Ride, July 31. More than 200 motorcycle enthusiasts revved up their engines for a 90-mile police-escorted drive through Southern Ohio and Adams County.
“Last year was the first time we had held this particular event, which was created in memory of motorcycling enthusiast Ricky Bryan,” Sheila Riggs, claims coordinator of Hospice Services, said. “Bryan began planning the ride before his death because he wanted to give back to our program…our contributions touched him so much.”
Riggs said they decided to carry-on the tradition this year not only in memory of Bryan, but for all other bike riders and patients of SOMC Hospice Services.
The event and T-shirt sales collectively raised more than $10,000 for SOMC Hospice. Shown above is a portion of the participants lined up at the start of the ride.
SOMC Hospice would like to thank the volunteers, motor cycle participants, Scioto Ribber, Don Smith and Night Shift, Life Ambulance, Valley Wholesale Foods, the Portsmouth Police Department, the West Union Police Department and Randy Adkins and Roger LeMaster of the Rosemount Fire Department for their generosity and continued support of SOMC.