SOMC Hospice Memorial Ride Raised $22,000


SOMC Hospice held its Third Annual Memorial Bike Ride, July 30. More than 200 motorcycle enthusiasts revved up their engines for a 60-mile police-escorted scenic drive through Scioto and Pike Counties.

“This event 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 and we felt it was important to follow through with his idea.”

Riggs said that the program decided to carry-on the tradition this year not only in memory of Bryan but also for all other bike riders and patients of SOMC Hospice Services.

The event and T-shirt sales collectively raised more than $22,000 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, American Legion Post 23, the Scioto Ribber, R&R Tents, Southern Moon, ABLE Ambulance, Gypze Roze, Amanda Eaton, The Party Connection and Mac-A-Doos for their generosity and continued support of SOMC.