Chrome City Ride Records Smashed

Police officers riding motorcycles.

Chrome City Ride Raises $145,000 for the Kids and Adults at Benedictine

Record number of classic cars and motorcycles make the 15th CCR the best ever

More than 900 motorcycles and classic cars roared onto the Benedictine School campus on Sunday, July 31. By noon, the parking lots were jammed and cars were parking on the lawns surrounding the Ridgely campus buildings. 

“It was one of our most successful rides ever,” commented Spud Blake, event chair. “We raised the most money in the 15 year history of this spectacular event,” Blake noted, adding that about 1,300 were at Benedictine for the festivities.

By the time riders started their engines for the trip back home, the Benedictine Foundation had raised more than $145,000 for the programs and services that benefit its kids and adults with developmental disabilities and autism.

An earlier record goal of $127,000 reported at the end of the day on Sunday was surpassed on Monday morning, when Benedictine Foundation staff added late arriving donations to the funds received on Sunday.

To read more, see the Star Democrat or visit our photo gallery. And mark your calendar for the 2017 Chrome City Ride on Sunday, July 30.



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