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  • Bike run to benefit teenagers, homeless

    first_imgPASADENA – They’ll roar out of Glendale and onto San Fernando Road. From there, more than 200 motorcyclists will hop onto the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway, head east onto the Foothill (210) Freeway into Pasadena, exit on Del Mar Boulevard and roar up Fair Oaks Avenue to Pasadena’s Central Park. More than 200 members of the Blazers and Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle clubs are expected to take that route Sunday in the eighth annual Blanket Run, which provides blankets for the homeless and raises funds for teens in the Pasadena area. As in past years, the blankets will be donated to various homeless shelters in the Pasadena area, said Cathy Mabry, president of the state chapter of Blazer’s Motorcycle Club. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Cash proceeds will go to “Teen Futures/Baby, Let’s Wait,” a Pasadena nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to inspiring teens to defer parenthood. Mabry said the annual ride raises between $1,000 and $2,000. The riders will leave the Harley Davidson of Glendale dealership, 3717 San Fernando Road, at 10:30 a.m. and head for Pasadena. Rider sign-ins will be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. “Our riders are 18 to 75 and come from as far away as San Bernardino, Victorville and Fresno,” said Mabry. Club members will be escorted by CHP motorcycle officers during the ride. The entry fee for the ride is $20, or $10 and a new, unwrapped twin-size or larger blanket. “Last year we collected about 150 blankets,” Mabry said. “It was enough to fill a trailer.” At Central Park, at Fair Oaks and Del Mar Boulevard, there will be music by Radio V100, a chicken lunch, raffles, and dogs and cats available for adoption from the Pasadena Humane Society. Riders of all styles of bikes are welcome to participate, Mabry said. Those who do not ride can go directly to the park on or after 11 a.m. and register there, she said. Mabry said the Blazers was established as a motorcycle club without racial or gender restrictions for the purpose of safe riding, camaraderie and participating in charitable events that benefit the less fortunate of the Pasadena area. For more information, call (626) 298-1155 or (626) 422-2938. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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