One motorcycle gang is saving lives one mile at a time.
Community leaders from all across the valley are continuing their motorcycle journey throughout the country. It’s all in the name of charity, and so far they’ve stopped in Biloxi, Lake Charles and Dallas.
Now, this isn’t your ordinary motorcycle gang. They call themselves the Miracle Riders, and they’ve raised over 1 million dollars so far.
Scott Ressmeyer, the founder of Scott’s Ride/ Miracle Riders, says this ride is all about raising money for local children.
“Our future are the kids and anything we can do to ride and bring awareness and help those kids. that’s what our vision is,” says Ressmeyer.
The ride will raise money for three organizations: Carpenters Way Home for Boys, Arabella’s home for Girls, and the NICU at Piedmont Columbus Regional.
“I see it this way, we are only here for a very short time, and I plan on making the most of it. If I’m lucky, a child that the Miracle Rider helped will one day ride his or her motorcycle across the country and watch the sunset over the Pacific, and know that the people of this world are good,” says Ressmeyer.
Now this year’s ride will be a tad bit different because the miracle gang has no idea where they’re headed. Each morning the lead driver will be given a trivia question, and he will have to figure out the groups next destination based on that clue. If you want to keep track of the miracle riders’ destination CLICK HERE.
WRBL’s LaPorsche Thomas joined in on the first 25 minutes of the cross country ride to get a taste of life on the road.
The Miracle Riders, as always, will cover all of their own expenses for this unique ride. They have collectively spent over $525,000 of their own money to be part of these rides. If you are interested in donating CLICK HERE.
Here’s an exclusive interview with Ressmeyer.
The gang returns to a homecoming celebration in Uptown Columbus Friday, Oct. 5.