Bikers generating lots of noise for a good causeFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Traffic along Highway 10 stood still this afternoon while bikers revved their engines for the 12th Annual Benefit Ride.
By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Traffic along Highway 10 stood still this afternoon while bikers revved their engines for the 12th Annual Benefit Ride.
Motorcycles from all over the United States and Canada rode into New York Mills. The colors, the sizes, and the styles are sure to be different, but everyone riding in has the same reason they're here.
Scott Anderson, Biker: "It seems like it gets more and more every year."
Over 1,000 bikers pump out a lot of noise.
Scott Anderson: "Great feeling, you can't explain it. You gotta experience it for yourself."
They can also pull in tons of money.
Scott Anderson: "The first year we had 150 bikes and $3,300."
This year, more than a decade in, riders expect to hit the $1 million mark, making over $134,000 the last time around.
Scott Anderson: "When you see kids that are hurting and stuff you just want to do whatever you can to help ‘em."
Today they plan to make more, pushing every penny towards the Ronald McDonald Homes in Fargo.
Jill Christopher, Ronald McDonald House of Fargo: "This covers all the money that they don't have to pay. So, they don't have to worry about anything but getting their child better."
They ride from New York Mills to Wolf Lake to Wadena and back, almost 100 miles in one day. The sight is something to see.
Scott Anderson: "Everybody's waving flags and got signs."
No matter the type or bike or time it takes, it's the number of reasons to keep on riding
Scott Anderson: "We never thought it would get this big."
If you're interesting in donating towards the cause, we've set up a link on our website at WDAY.com.