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Published: Sunday, 7/28/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago

Bikers take memorial charity ride

Registration fees donated to Ronald McDonald House

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Mike Nagy of Perrysburg, right, rides out with other bikers at the beginning of the 10th Anniversary Porky's Memorial Ride at Signature Harley Davidson in Perrysburg. About 90 people on 60 bikes rode the 57.2 miles together Sunday to honor Porky Myers, who died in 2003. Mike Nagy of Perrysburg, right, rides out with other bikers at the beginning of the 10th Anniversary Porky's Memorial Ride at Signature Harley Davidson in Perrysburg. About 90 people on 60 bikes rode the 57.2 miles together Sunday to honor Porky Myers, who died in 2003.
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A fleet of bikers took off from Signature Harley Davidson on Sunday for a three-hour, 57-mile, police escort trip called Porky's Memorial Ride.

The memorial ride is organized and put on by local motorcycle riders in memory of their fellow fallen riders. The $15 registration fee for each driver, and $5 for each rider is going toward the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

PHOTO GALLERY: Porky's Memorial Ride

The Ronald McDonald House of Charity gives housing and home-cooked meals to families traveling a distance as their children are treated on at hospitals.

"Motorcycle bikers are generally geared toward children's charities," said Karen Huss with Harley Davidson. 

She said the group didn't have a goal for the ride's attendance or how much money to raise. They were hoping for at least 50 bikes and hopefully around 100 people there overall.

The riders came back to Signature Harley Davidson in Perrysburg to finish the ride and enjoy Marco's pizza. 



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