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Motorcyclists ride to raise donations for children's hospital

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Over 250 motorcycle riders gathered in Evansville on Saturday for a 100-mile ride to support Riley's Children's Hospital.

14 News talked with a Riley's patient who says donations from events like this help make the children's stay at the hospital more comfortable.

Third-grader Macey Hahn says she's undergone kidney surgeries at Riley's since she was four or five.

"I like how they have cool stuff for us to do like arts and crafts," says Macey

It's activities like those that are made possible by donations from events like Mad Max's Ride for the Kids.

Event founder John Maxwell says he took part in the Miracle Ride in Indianapolis several years ago and decided to start a local event to help out.

"Just bring the community together for one cause, to raise money for the kids," says John

Maxwell says the ride starts at Deaconess Gateway, goes through Newburgh and New Harmony before ending at Burdette Park in Evansville.  

"Any time you can help the kids, you got to get out and do that," says Rick Buck.

Organizers tell us over the past five years Ride for the Kids has raised $110,000 for Riley's and donations really help out.

"It makes it funner for the kids at Riley's to stay there," says Macey.

This marks the sixth year for the event.

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