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Fort Myers, FL 33907
Bikers for Babies to ride again for March of Dimes
The single largest fundraiser for the March of Dimes, Bikers for Babies, is set to once again rumble Fort Myers this fall. Slated for the weekend of Nov. 15- 17, the Southwest Florida ride is the third largest and longest police escorted ride of all the Bikers for Babies events nationwide. This year the March of Dimes is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Bikers for Babies raises critical funds to support research and other important medical services related to premature birth. Each year, riders and non-riders alike come together to raise funds and help reduce premature births in Southwest Florida, battling it out for top fundraiser awards. To date, the Southwest Florida ride has raised $1.5 million for local babies and families. This year’s goal is $150,000. Scott Fischer, president of Scott Fischer Enterprises, is once again the fundraising chair.
The series of events will start on Friday, Nov. 15, with pre-registration and bike night at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson with live entertainment, vendors, food and refreshments.
There will be a car show on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson and pre-registration will be available at both, Fort Myers and Naples Harley- Davidson.
The grand finale will be on Sunday, Nov. 17, with a 35-mile law-enforcement escorted ride starting at the North Collier Regional Water Park on Livingston Road in Naples, going up Livingston Road to Bonita Beach Road, along Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, and ultimately ending at Fort Myers Harley- Davidson. At the dealership, there will be a finale celebration with more live entertainment, food, refreshments, vendors and awards for the individuals and riding groups that have raised the most money.
Other events leading up to the Bikers for Babies weekend include the Big Kahuna Bed Race, Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Cape Coral Bike Night and the March of Dimes annual Helmet Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at locations throughout Southwest Florida.
To learn more about these events and the Bikers for Babies weekend, call the March of Dimes office at 433-3463 or visit www.bikersforbabies.org/southwestflorida.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com/ florida orwww.nacersano.org. ¦