Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

2019- Smile-A-Mile Ride

Written by  May 31, 2019

  On a beautiful Saturday morning, May the 18th, bikes rolled into Rider's Harley-Davidson in preparation for the Smile-A-Mile Ride.

 

  After registration, a safety talk from our Jefferson County Sheriffs escorts, and a prayer for a safe journey from Faith Riders Member, Roger Miller, and meeting Savannah from the Smile-A-Mile center, we were off to the Smile-A-Mile facilities where we were greeted by several of the cancer patients who attend the camp and other functions at the facility, such as their annual Spring Fling that was going on as we arrived.

  Just before leaving however, we all got the chance to get out our phones and go to the Smile-A-Mile web page and vote for them for a chance at an incredible opportunity to not only share their story but for a chance at them winning up to $40,000. 

    After adventuring on a "short" :-) scenic tour of the country we got close to the facility and had to make an impromptu stop on the side of the road to kill a little time. We were told that they weren't ready for us just yet.

  The facility was just around the corner, so after our brief stop we were off once again and as the riders came around the corner, the first thing we all saw was all of these kids, and adults on the side of the road waving and holding signs showing how much they loved and appreciated the bikers. 

  Once there, it was time for lunch; chicken sandwiches, thanks to Chic-Fil-A along with deserts from one of a couple of different food trucks. That was a nice, welcome "cold" surprise. 

  The kids seemed to enjoy the day as much as we all did, playing games, doing sidewalk art and face painting.

An extra treat for us was getting to see a few of our “Stars" from the Zoo Run Safari for Children's event, we loved that and are happy that they will be joining us on the ride again this year!

  Smile-A-Mile is a registered non-profit organization that provides hope, healing of spirit and Love for the whole family during the childhood cancer journey, through year-round meaningful and educational programs and helps those in Alabama who are affected by childhood cancer thrive during treatment and through the years beyond.