For the third year in a row, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts, many of them emergency services representatives, will spearhead an event called “Operation Hero” to benefit Cleveland 100.
Cleveland 100, began in 1996 to provide immediate financial assistance for dependents of police, fire rescue and ambulance personnel who lose their life in the line of duty.
Bradley/Cleveland Meigs Roughneck Motorcycle Club has joined other organizations in the past for fund raising events. Last year, the group expressed an interest to do something for Cleveland 100 in order to help area police, fire, EMS and others serving as first responders.
Danny Fay, himself a long time law enforcement professional, began the first Motorcycle Ride in May of 2016.
Joined by his fellow club members, the run is staged at Applebees at Bradley Square Mall. Through rider registrations, auction items and donation/sponsors, the group raised over $2,000 to donate to Cleveland 100. Last year, the group raised $2,100.
This year, Operation Hero Ride event is set for Saturday, May 19 at Applebee’s, 168 Paul Huff Pkwy. More information is available at Bradley/Meigs Motorcycle MC on facebook. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride, with kickstands up, begins at 10 a.m.