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Why Bikers Pay to Ride: The Heart Behind Benefit Rides

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Wiregrass  – (WDNews) When a group of bikers roars past, blocking traffic and causing delays, it’s easy to get frustrated. But before you honk in irritation, consider this: those bikers are likely riding for charity. Unlike a casual weekend ride, benefit rides come with a fee, often ranging from $10 to $30 per person.

These bikers are not just riding; they are donating. The fees they pay go towards various charitable causes, and many riders also participate in raffles, 50/50 draws, silent auctions, and toy runs for kids. The generosity doesn’t stop at the registration fee—many bikers spend significantly more on these extras, all to support those in need.

Next time you see a group of bikers, remember they are contributing to something greater. Their presence on the road symbolizes their commitment to helping others. So, give them space and a bit of patience. They are on a mission to make a difference, possibly even for a cause close to your heart.

Let’s appreciate the bikers’ generosity and the good they bring to our community. They are not just blocking traffic; they are paving the way for positive change.

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