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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Hundreds turn out for Pride Ride

  • Hundreds of motorcyclists took part in Saturday's Pride Ride, a 100-mile cruise around the Twin Tiers to benefit Children's Miracle Network and the Salvation Army.
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  • Hundreds of motorcyclists took part in Saturday’s Pride Ride, a 100-mile cruise around the Twin Tiers to benefit Children’s Miracle Network and the Salvation Army.
    About 500 motorcycles and a total of 850 riders counting passengers took part in the event, said Smitty O’Loughlin, regional manager for Community Broadcasting, which organizes the event. Community Broadcasting operates a group of local radios in the area.
    The entry fees for the motorcycle ride raised $2,500 for the Children Miracle Network at Elmira’s Arnot Ogden Hospital, O’Loughlin said. Community Broadcasting holds fundraisers throughout the year for Children’s Miracle Network, and donated about $90,000 last year, he added.
    In addition to the donation to Children’s Miracle Network, the Pride Ride participants brought toys for children strapped to their bikes, to be donated to the Salvation Army.
    The ride started at Corning Harley-Davidson in Gang Mills; dipped south in Pennsylvania; then went north through Elmira, Horseheads to Watkins Glen; headed west to Bath; and came back down to Corning Harley-Davidson, which hosted a post-ride party with free food and live music.
    The day’s festivities were capped off by a fireworks show at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport.

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