The sound of roaring engines will be heard all over the Riverbend on Saturday as the March of Dimes hosts its 12th annual Metro East Bikers for Babies event. The 62-mile ride will take motocyclists and the other drivers participating in the ride from Wild Country in Collinsville, to Hamel, through Bethalto, Alton  and down the Great River Road before ending at the Hawg Pit in Grafton.

Organizers Chris Scott and Tony Vatole say there is one new requirement this year that everyone needs to know about


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Vatole also recommends that you register before Saturday's ride because it is slightly chaper. It's $25 per person if you register in advance or $30 per person if you register the day of the event. You can find out more by following the link provided on this story at

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