WANTED: Big-hearted bikers to help raise money for orphans

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MOUNT VERNON, Ky. – Under the thick leather worn by some central Kentucky bikers beats tender hearts wanting to make a difference in kids’ lives.

“We consider ourselves to be biker missionaries,” said Randy McPheron, a member of Baptist Bikers of Kentucky. “We ride with a purpose.”

The group is planning a benefit ride in late May to increase awareness of Sunrise Children’s Services, which cares for more than 1,000 abused, neglected and orphaned children.

“We want to raise financial support and encourage this wonderful ministry,” said McPheron, missions director for the Rockcastle Baptist Association based in Mount Vernon. “This year, we are raising the stakes and will attempt a $10,000 goal for Sunrise.”

About 60 bikers raised nearly 2,000 in a similar ride last year.

McPheron said Kentucky Baptist churches throughout central Kentucky are helping with this year’s ride.

"It’s the least we can do to help children,” he said.

This year’s benefit ride starts at 10 a.m. on May 27 at the Rockcastle Baptist Association building at 68 Freedom School Road in Mount Vernon.

For more information, contact McPheron at randyjmcpheron@gmail.com or call 606-308-2579.

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