Archive for Thursday, September 17, 2009

Bikers for Babies to roll through Eudora

September 17, 2009, 12:00 a.m.

Updated: September 17, 2009, 3:17 p.m.

On Sunday, Bikers for Babies will once again rumble through Eudora after a two-year absence.

The ride, which benefits the March of Dimes, raised $750,000 last year and is the biggest rides of its kind in the nation.

What could possibly gum up the morning is the fact that the 2009 Buffalo Bill Century Tour of Seven Cities also will make its way north through Eudora at about 9:30 a.m.

The Leavenworth Bicycle Club organizes the ride, which in passes through the downtown areas of Leavenworth, Lansing, Basehor, De Soto, Eudora, Tonganoxie and Easton.

Between 6,000 to 8,000 riders are expected for Bikers for Babies and national spokesperson Dee Snider, of Twisted Sister, and other celebrities will be in attendance.

The 15th annual 115-mile ride will begin at 9:45 a.m. the Kansas Speedway and riders likely will head North through Eudora via Main Street around 10:15 a.m.

Organizer John Williamson he and the rest of the people on the ride especially enjoy it when people — especially children — of the towns though which they ride come out and support them.

“That’s the biggest thing, when you have all of the babies out there and then you know what you’re doing it for,” Williamson said. “So, we really ask that the kids come out.”

Williamson said people could donate or participate in the ride by going to


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