The sound of roaring engines will be heard all over the Riverbend on July 26th as the March of Dimes hosts their 12th annual Metro East Bikers for Babies event. The ride will take motorcyclists and the other drivers participating in the ride from Wild Country in Collinsville to the Hawg Pit in Grafton, with much of the ride taking place on the Great River Road.

Event co-chair Lori Smith says she is looking forward to a great day of riding.

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Last year, the ride raised about $45,000 and Smith says organizers hope to raise at least $50,000 this year. The cost to ride is $25 per person if you pre-register or $30 per person if you register the day of th ride.

To register or learn more you can visit www.bikersforbabiesmetroeast.org or call 314-513-9990.

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