Be on the look out for the 5th annual Ohio Ride for Autism to take place on July 26th. Six to seven hundred motorcyclists are expected to participate in the ride in the ride this year to benefit the Make It Fit foundation run by Mike Hoover and Debbie Judy.
If you would like to participate in the ride, registration can be done online by going to the Ohio Ride for Autism facebook page or on www.makeitfit.org. The cost of registration is only $10.00 per person and, if you choose not to before hand, you can register at the event from 9:30-11:30. The ride will begin at the C&A Harley Davidson dealership. The first bike will leave at 10:00am and the last will leave at 11:30.
The route will go from the dealership to the American Legion in Waldo, to Recreation Unlimited, then to the Big Walnut Grill in Sunbury, and ending at the Quaker Steak and Lube located on Lyra Drive off of Polaris Parkway with optional stops along the way at Tavern 42 in Delaware, the Fallen Heroes Memorial and the Firehouse Tavern in Sunbury.
At the Quaker Steak there will be an auction and a raffle of various sports memorabilia, gift cards, as well as racing and bike equipment. The Ride alone has generated twenty to twenty five thousand dollars towards the cause over the past five years and is expected to do just as well this year.
If you are not a rider but would still like to participate in the ride or donate to the cause, you can volunteer to help make lunch for the riders at the American Legion in Waldo or even ride in a car, although they ask that you wait until all the bikes are out for the safety of the bikers. To volunteer or donate you can go to www.makeitfit.org or contact Mike Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 614-580-7300.
All proceeds will go to the Make It Fit foundation. Make It Fit has run several charity events benefiting autism charities and research. The foundation has donated money to large causes such as research programs at OSU and Autism Speaks, as well as local programs purchasing iPads for kids with autism or helping to send them to summer camp.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate in this great opportunity.