Featured on 40:     Well Wishes for Alex     Parade Slideshow     Gas Prices     Weather Discussion    

Local Bikers Ride for Kids


SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – It was a great day for a motorcycle ride… especially if it’s for a good cause.

And today’s Melha Riders Hospital Run was exactly that.

This morning, hundreds of bikers met in Westfield to stage for the ride.

Then it was ‘kickstands up’ at noon as they made their way to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Springfield.

“All the money we raise here stays at the Springfield Shriner’s hospital,” said Melha Riders Hosptial Run Chais, Michael Santos. “ We’ve been doing this 7 years. We’ve raised from $22,000 to I think our highest year was $36,000.”

This year, the Melha Riders raised about $25,000 – bringing their combined total over the last 7 years to nearly $200,000.

Their motto –  “We ride so kids can walk”.

Related Stories
Share this story


WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus