Sunrise’s Ride & Shine motorcycle event coming to Northern Ky

On Saturday, Sept. 30, motorcycle enthusiasts with a passion for helping children will take part in the Sunrise Children’s Services Ride & Shine charity event. Making its way to Northern Ky. for the first time, this benefit ride will bring together bikers, several churches in the area, and Sunrise staff to raise funds for abused and neglected children in the state.

Riders will gather at Indian Motorcycle of Northern Kentucky to kick off the day’s activities:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Onsite Registration and Check In
  • 11:00 a.m. – Kickstands Up
  • 12:00 p.m. – Fun at the Park, Live Music, and Lunch with Sunrise Youth

The rally’s bike route begins at Indian Motorcycle in Walton, Ky., and bikers will ride southwest along scenic Highway 42 to end at Warsaw City Park on the river. Lunch and activities with Sunrise youth will be provided there.

The $20 registration fee includes a custom Ride & Shine t-shirt and lunch; all proceeds will benefit children in Sunrise’s care across Kentucky. Participants can pre-register before Sept. 23 at www.rideandshine.org for a discounted fee of $15. Any extra rider on the bike is $10.

“Ride & Shine gains momentum each year, and we’re excited to expand it this year by bringing it to Northern Ky,” said Melissa Bailey, Sunrise associate director of communications. “Our hope is that we can touch the hearts of even more people with this event, helping them come to know Sunrise and the vital services we provide in all areas of Kentucky that help hurting kids. All motorcyclists are encouraged to join us for a fun-filled day of riding and fellowship to help support our mission.”

Today, Sunrise provides hope and healing for more than 1,200 hurting children and families in the state.

For more information about registration or other event details, please contact ride coordinator Jerry Spegal at 859.356.7754 or go to www.rideandshine.org.

Sunrise Children’s Services offers Kentucky’s hurting children and families a continuum of Christ-centered care, including therapeutic, residential and foster care programs for abused, abandoned, and victimized children throughout the state. Sunrise’s nonprofit ministry began in 1869 — today, it is a fully licensed behavioral health service organization helping change the lives of at-risk children throughout the Commonwealth. For more information or to learn how you can help a child in crisis, call 1.800.456.1386.

Jake Pelfrey