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Fundraiser for officer who lost leg in crash

Press of Atlantic City reports about the fundraiser the police held for the officer who lost a leg in a crash.

A month after Atlantic City police officer, Michael Braxton Jr., 27, lost part of his leg in a motorcycle crash, his friends and co-workers hold a fundraiser to help him with medical costs, including a prosthetic and whatever else is needed for him to return to work.

According to Officer Kiyia Harris who was in-charge of the motorcycle benefit ride at the Trump Plaza Beach Bar, Braxton, is determined to be one of the few officers in the state to come back to work after suffering an amputation.

Braxton was thrown from the bike while trying to turn out of the way of a car. The police with him and the driver of the car rushed to his aid.

As first responders, Harris said, “none of us thought for a minute” about coming to his aid. “We were just assuring that he stayed with us,” she added. Now, they are determined to get him back.

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A benifit ride to benefit kid’s for oncology unit

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Huntington reports about the motorcycle ride to benefit kid’s for oncology unit. The motorcycle ride last Saturday help raise a little money for Cabell Huntington Hospital’s children’s oncology unit.

Lisa Akers, a Wayne resident, said the fundraiser  sponsored by Charlie’s Harley-Davidson in Huntington was for a good cause.

Vicki Poff of Huntington said she is another Tri-State biker who hasn’t had enough time out riding a motorcycle this year. She was happy to participate in the two-hour Rally through the Valley ride Saturday afternoon.

According to Todd Clay, maketing manager at the Harley-Davidson store on 4th Avenue, all of the money raised by the motorcycle rally will be donated to the children’s oncology unit. The money will make a huge difference in the recovery and treatment of the children.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to buy new games and toys for the unit, he said.

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93 year old gets birthday motorcycle ride

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -One Lake Charles woman decided to make her birthday a memorable one.

Fox 19, shared a news about a 93 year old woman who ditched the cake and ice cream for her birthday celebration. This year

 Landry wanted to try something new — a ride on a motorcycle.

When asked, what she’s going to do,she replied “Oh, I’m going to get on a motorcycle and go for a ride! I want to go riding!”.

And that’s exactly what she did.

Landry was the recreational supervisor for Drew Park in Lake Charles for more than 30 years. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

She loves to watch football, basketball, baseball and she keeps up with politics.

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Motorcycle culture is alive but evolving in Southern Indiana

SOUTHERN INDIANA —“I’m a motorcyclist. I’m not a biker,” that was said by  Bernie Bartley, 64, of Louisville. According to him, bikers are those people who run around looking like pirates, making a lot of noise and don’t want to wear their helmets.

Maybe he sounds cranky about today’s motorcycle riders but, maybe that’s a right he’s earned.  He owns 14 motorcycles, of those, three are licensed for the road, while the rest are now museum pieces that he restored.

On the other hand, Derek Korte, the purchasing and preowned inventory manager at CC Powersports in Clarksville, a biker is someone who’s in search of freedom, who enjoys being outside, being outdoors.

“They enjoy being active, but they like being in control of something other than a car. A motorcycle gives you an amount of freedom where you’re kind of open-air, no cockpit around you and you’re just kind of cruising, man” he added.

Korte has seen all types of riders come through his showroom because CC Powersports is the largest motorcycle dealership in the Louisville metro area. Once upon a time, it billed itself as the largest in the Midwest.

The line between “bikers” and “motorcyclists” has blurred over the years.

ROADS OF SOUTHERN INDIANA

Thanks to its hilly terrain and plenitude of backroads, Southern Indiana may just be the best place in the state to ride.

A popular route is Ind. 211, which begins at an intersection near Elizabeth. Scanlan, Wilkey and Bartley all name it as one of the best roads for riding in the area.

“A lot of people say their favorite roads are the roads that have no paint,” Wilkey said. “So any backroad that’s not been striped, that’s a good road because there’s not a lot of traffic, not a lot of people.”

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Cross-country Motorcycle Ride for Veterans

Petaluman Victor Vaz joined the 25th Run for the Wall last May after a friend invited him. About 1,500 participating motorcyclists take to the highway to ride from California to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., to honor fallen or missing-in-action soldiers and to promote healing among veterans and their families.

Vaz was a one-time Elvis impersonator and skydiver said he’s been riding motorcycles ever since he was young. He’s no stranger to adventures but his ride to Washington in honor of veterans, was different — and better — than all the rest.

Some motorcyclists got into accidents along the way and were cared for by medical personnel that accompanied the caravan since the group had to keep riding and couldn’t stop to help.

For Vaz, arriving in the nation’s capitol was the pinnacle of the entire experience. A picture taken at the time shows him overcome with emotion.

“The event, educating people about (soldiers missing in action) definitely opened my eyes,” he said. “I’d never been to the wall, and it reached into your soul, brought out feelings I never knew I had.”

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Firefighter motorcycle club to host ride for Autism Center

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SAGINAW, Michigan — Last June 9, local area fire fighters hit the streets for a cause. They ride a motorcycle to help children with Autism attend a Great Lakes Bay Autism Center summer camp at Saginaw Valley State University.The three week camp hosts two sessions for different age groups from ages 5 to 12 and includes visits from local police K-9 units and the fire department.

The Saginaw area Axeman Professional Fire Fighters Motorcycle Club host their annual charity motorcycle ride to raise money for the camp with a poker run and pig roast. The participants with the best and worst poker hands received prizes at the pig roast dinner.

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Motorcycle Ride To Raise Funds for Fallen Police Officers

DOVER, Delaware— Current and retired police gathered for the Wall to Wall Memorial Ride at Legislative Mall last Saturday morning. At around 9:30 a.m., the motorcycle riders left the Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial, where the names of the state’s fallen police officers are etched in stone.

Three hours later, they arrive at the National Law Enforcement Memorial at Judiciary Square in Washington where more names were written. The ride is meant to draw attention to the memorial and raise funds for maintenance. Half the ride’s proceeds will support the monument; the rest are given to the state chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, or COPS who help rebuild the lives of families of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.  The organization’s programs include retreats, counseling, scholarships, and kids’ camps.

The ride’s sponsors included Dunkin Donuts, Walmart, the Delaware Police Chiefs’ Foundation, and J. R. Gettier and Associates.

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