On the road for a good cause (Photo by Monica Goad)

Rode the Harley in last Saturday’s annual poker run for the Floyd County Volunteer Fire Department’s Station 1.

Good ride and a good time for a good cause.

Bikers spend a lot of time in the saddle helping raise money for worthy causes.  From the ride for Jack Tawney two weeks ago to the area MDA Mileage Challenge that ends a four-month run on Sept. 10, the area’s schedule for bikers shows lots of events for charity.

Most weekends during the riding season shows at least one poker run for a good cause.  As a group, motorcyclists probably do more for charitable causes than just about any other gathering of enthusiasts.

Ironically, the tradition of bikers riding for charity is generally credited to the Hells Angels, who used charity rides as a way to soften the image of bikers.  Most of the riders in this area don’t belong to an outlaw motorcycle club.  They ride to have fun and riding for worthwhile causes just adds to the pleasure.

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