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Live to ride, so they can live: Motorcycle group presents big donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Live to ride, so they can live. That’s the motto of “St. Jude Rides,” a motorcycle group which hosts rides to raise money for St. Jude Childre...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Live to ride, so they can live. That’s the motto of “St. JudeRides,” a motorcycle group which hosts rides to raise money for St. JudeChildren’s Research Hospital.

Friday, people lined the streets of Memphis as more than 400bikers roared onto St. Jude’s campus. They rode 465 miles from Peoria, Illinois,where St. Jude’s Midwest affiliate hospital is located. Bikers from five othercities met up along the way.

The bikers with big hearts also presented a check to St. Jude for morethan $1-million.

“It’s just a good group of motorcycles from around the midpart of the country that want to come in from aroundthe mid part of the country and really help kids get better. That’s our goal“, said Mike McCoy, Chairman, St. Jude Rides & St. Jude board member.

This is the organization’s 13th year. To date, St. Jude Rides hasraised more than $7-million for St. Jude.