Bikers for Babies
2015 DMV March of Dimes’ Bikers for Babies
They say when it rains it pours. This was certainly the case with the original ride date for the 2015 DMV March of Dimes 12th Annual Bikers for Babies charity ride as Hurricane Joaquin put a halt on the original ride date thus anchoring the rescheduled ride against other conflicting events and rides in the DMV motorcycle communities. Even with this new challenge, the spirit of the ride could not be hindered as Riders from Coleman Powersports in Woodbridge, VA, Glen Burnie Motorsports in Glen Burnie, MD and Atlantic Cycle and Power in White Plains, MD took to the roads on a beautiful autumn day to ride out and show their support.
This year’s ride marked a bold move and vision from previous years with not just one start location, but three locations throughout the Nation’s Capital metro area onto Six Flags Amusement Park for the after-ride celebration with food, games, music by “Over the Weekend” and fun for the whole family including a slow-roll contest that captured the crowd’s attention.
Although the new strategy and rescheduled ride date presented new challenges and obstacles, the determined collective Bikers for Babies team and participants raised more than $52,000 – the most raised in the ride’s 12 year history! These funds go to support March of Dimes research, community programs and educational services that help moms have full-term pregnancies allowing our little miracles to begin healthy lives.
Congratulations to Dimitri Vourlos whose tireless outreach efforts earned him the top spot in the Individual Fundraising category with the Omega Ryders doing an amazing job within a short amount time to claim the Top Team category winner.
As the saying goes, with every storm there’s a rainbow. What was challenged by a hurricane gave way to a rainbow of support for those committed to the cause.
Thank you to all sponsors: Walton, Atlantic Cycle and Power, Coleman PowerSports, Glen Burnie Motorsports, Rider Insurance and Full Custom Tattooing and Body Piercing. To Adrian “Aboogie 301” McQueen, Kwame Olds & K.O. Photography, Maggie “Panda” Dimatuloc of Game 7 Riderz, Jennifer Lee, and Petey Vee for your support from the jump. To Darryl Kinsey for making sure the stealthy Blaque Betty R1 was ready to roll, to Garwood Custom Cycles and Glen Burnie Motorsports for the custom bike show prizes, to Platinum Rollers MC and Wise Guy’s MC for opening your events to partner, to Fort Washington Harley-Davidson, Old Glory Harley-Davidson, DMV Baggers/Clinton Cycles and Artistic Creations for the promotional support, to the Omega Ryderz for stepping in STRONG with the support. To M&M Photography for the professional onsite photo coverage, to Hogs and Heroes for the support at Glen Burnie Motorsports, to Prince George’s Police Department, Anne Arundel Police Department, Virginia State Police, and Volunteer Fire Departments from Accokeek, Bel Alton, Hughesville, LaPlata, Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, Waldorf, Charles County Rescue Squad and Waldorf EMS we sincerely thank you for your time and skills with the professional escorts and last, but absolutely not least the March of Dimes staff of the Maryland-National Capital Area chapter for allowing us to be involved.
We’re already looking forward to supporting the 2016 Bikers for Babies ride!