Michigan Ride for Autism on Aug. 7 ends in Taylor

TAYLOR — The sixth annual Michigan Ride for Autism is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7, ending at Biker Bob’s Motown Harley-Davidson.

The charity motorcycle ride raises money for local autism enrichment programs. The ride starts at two locations:

• West – Livingston Masonic Lodge 76, 210 Mann Street in Pinckney.

• East – Southfield Civic Center, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield.

The entry fee is $30 per rider (includes a shirt and pin) and $20 per passenger (shirt). Only 200 event shirts will be available the day of the event. All riders will receive an event shirt, but some may need to be ordered.

All active military personnel, in military uniform, ride for free.

Breakfast and lunch are included. (The cost for nonriders to enter the food line is $10.) The pancake breakfast and registration are scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. The ride departs at 10:30 a.m.

At Biker Bob’s there will be lunch, refreshments, raffle prizes and a performance by Fiddlers Restrung.

Organizers say the event will take place rain or shine.

The nonprofit event raises money to local enrichment organizations for autistic children and their families. The first Ride for Autism was in 2005 when members of UAW Local 245 decided to do something to help co-worker Kevin Chrenenko, whose son Victor has autism.

For more information go to www.rideforautism.com.