Bike-Run Fundraiser Scheduled

Bike-Run Fundraiser Scheduled

Danny McDowell, SunPorch of Dodge City elder, helped start an aluminum-can recycling project. Proceeds go to the Better Bus Fund.
Danny McDowell, SunPorch of Dodge City elder, helped start an aluminum-can recycling project. Proceeds go to the Better Bus Fund.

May 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 •

Some proceeds from the Summer Kick-off Bike Run will be dedicated to the SunPorch of Dodge City Better Bus Fund; the remainder will go to Dodge City Special Olympics.

         The bike run, set for Saturday, June 22, is hosted by the U & I (Unity & Individuality) Riders of Dodge City. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at HD’s Sports Bar, 2600 Central; blessing of the bikes is at 8:45 a.m.

         Participants will head out at 9:15 a.m. and return to HD’s at 1:30 p.m. Stops on the route are Rustler’s at Kinsley; The Crazy Mule at Greensburg; Old Gas Station at Minneola; Meade City Park at Meade; and The Trading Post at Cimarron.

         All types of vehicles are welcome.

         Costs are $20 for a driver and $10 for a passenger. Hamburgers and hot dogs are on the menu at HD’s from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. An auction and raffle are on the agenda from 1:30 to 2 p.m. and a photo booth is available all day.

         Debbie Allen, SunPorch marketing and community liaison, said she is “extremely grateful to the U & I Riders for helping make this happen. SunPorch strives to be involved in our community so that our elders feel connected to their neighbors and contribute to society.

         “The U & I Riders gave us this bike-run opportunity to raise money for our bus. They should be commended for their community spirit.”

Jennifer McCabe, of U & I, noted participation is “really about giving back to the community and having fun while we support one another. It’s all about friendship, fellowship and giving back.”

         McCabe noted the bike run includes games that “get the riders involved in a little friendly competition. We have raffles, auctions and our free-will donation lunch. Those who can’t join us for the bike run are invited to the other events.

          “We are open to having anyone join us. We unite as a team to do as much as we can for those who could use our help.”

Sarah Campbell