These Are Some of the Top Motorcycle Charity Rides in the USA

Taking a joy ride around town is fun, but there’s something extra special about participating in a motorcycle charity ride. Not only do these rides allow you to meet other riders in your area, but they support a worthy cause at the same time. 

Wherever you live in the U.S., there are probably at least a few motorcycle charity rides happening nearby this year. However, the best charity rides draw in participants from all around the country. Read on to learn the top motorcycle charity rides in the U.S. 

motorcycle charity rides in USA

Ride For Kids

If you’re looking to participate in a long-standing motorcycle charity ride for an excellent cause, we highly recommend checking out Ride for Kids. 

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation hosts Ride for Kids charity rides in over 20 different cities each year. Since its launch in 1991, Ride for Kids has become the country’s longest-running and most successful motorcycle charity event. 

While every Ride for Kids event looks a little different, you can expect these events to include a riding challenge and a fundraiser for children with brain tumors. Once you register, you can invite your friends and family members to sponsor you, helping you raise additional funds. 

You can register for a Ride for Kids event near you on the Cure the Kids website

Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom

The Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom draws in hundreds of thousands of participants each year in Washington, D.C. This charity ride raises awareness and funds to help account for armed forces members who are prisoners of war and considered missing in action.  

The Rolling Thunder Ride typically starts at the Pentagon, passes the Memorial Bridge, circles the National Mall, and ends at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. If you’re looking to participate in a large-scale event for a great cause, we can’t recommend the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom highly enough. 

MDA Ride for Life

With an over 20-year history, the MDA Ride for Life is one of the largest and best-known charity rides in the U.S. each year. This ride supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which funds research, treatments, care, and support for children and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other neuromuscular diseases. 

The MDA Ride for Life typically occurs near the end of April at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center in Lebanon, PA. You can register online to secure your spot at the next event. 

Sturgis Rally

The Sturgis motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD, features a range of fun activities for motorcycle enthusiasts. However, while this rally can get loud and crazy, it still has a charitable cause at heart — the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department and Police Reserve. 

One of the rally’s largest appeals is the opportunity to participate in a group ride with the Sturgis mayor. All of the registration fees for this ride go toward the event’s charitable cause. And when you go to Sturgis, be sure to stop by the Law Tigers booth and say hello! We’d love to meet you!

Tour of Honor

If you prefer to participate in self-directed rides, you’ll want to check out the Tour of Honor. This event invites riders to check out memorials and monuments around the U.S. along any route they choose. The first three riders to visit each monument will receive a trophy. 

Funds raised from the Tour of Honor support three charities:

  • Fisher House Foundation
  • Gold Star Family Memorial Foundation
  • Gary Sinise Foundation First Responders Outreach

You can begin this self-directed tour any time after April 1, choose the monuments you’d like to visit, and go at your own pace. 

Now that you know more about the top motorcycle charity rides in the country, you can begin planning which rides you’ll want to attend this year. Be sure to check out our Law Tigers blog for more information about upcoming motorcycle events. 

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