Local motorcycle clubs and bike enthusiasts will participate in a charity ride Aug. 16 and 17 in Flatwoods to benefit the March of Dimes efforts of improve the health of mothers and babies.
The annual event, entitled "Bikers for Babies," will bring riders from across the state together for the fifth year in a row at the Flatwoods Factory Outlets along Interstate 79.
The ride is sponsored by the Braxton County Convention and Visitors Bureau and organized by a committee of volunteers.
Participants in the 115-mile-long event will travel through parts of Braxton, Clay, Gilmer and Calhoun counties.
Registration will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 16, and the ride will leave the outlet mall at 11 a.m. the next day.
During the registration event food, refreshments and live entertainment will be provided.
Bill Hunt, the chairmen of the Bikers for Babies committee, said the event was a fun, unique way for bikers to support an important cause.
"Seeing the riders set out together in support of the smallest members of our community is always an incredible sight," he said. "The roar of the bikes moving in unison speaks to the power this group has in working together for stronger, healthier babies."