ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP —The Concerned Motorcycle Riders of Ohio (CMRO) Region 13 host an annual motorcycle run each year to raise money for the Special Olympics of Ashtabula County.
“This run is huge for us,” said Pam Burnett, of the Ashtabula County Special Olympics. This is about the 15th year for the ride. All the proceeds from the run benefit the athletes in Ashtabula County.
The annual run, held at Lake Shore Park, is the kick-off event for the riding season. The run is held rain or shine, and despite the somewhat chilly temperatures, the sun was shining.
The Rev. Phillip Miller, of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Conneaut, blessed the bikes before they embarked on their journey. The run started and ended at Lake Shore Park with stops at several other parks in between.The run also featured a bike show, with the Special Olympics athletes judging it.
CMRO will host six more runs this year, most of which will serve as fundraisers for local organizations. Last year, the group donated more than $9,000 to various organizations in the county, Tackett said.
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