Upstate News

April 23, 2002
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Miracle Ride and barbecue to benefit Children’s Miracle Network May 19

Central New Yorkers are invited to attend the Eighth Annual Miracle Ride and Barbecue Sunday, May 19, rain or shine, at the Spinning Wheel Restaurant, 7384 Thompson Road, North Syracuse. All proceeds benefit the CNY Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) in support of pediatric services at University and Crouse hospitals.

The event includes a motorcycle ride around Oneida Lake, a chicken barbecue, music, door prizes, games and moonwalks for children.

The motorcycle ride starts at the Spinning Wheel Restaurant and continues around Oneida Lake. Maps are available at registration, which is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the restaurant. The ride, beginning at 11:30 a.m., is not a parade. Motorcycles must be street legal and riders must wear proper attire, including helmets.

Motorcycle riders who register by May 13 will receive a CMN pin. The entry fee is $25, plus $10 per passenger, but will be waived for individuals who have a minimum of $50 in pledges. Individuals must bring sponsor forms to the event.

Admission to the barbecue, which will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the restaurant, is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and under. Individuals do not have to participate in the motorcycle ride to attend the barbecue.

The presenting sponsor is Verizon with Y94, News Channel 9 WIXT, and Eagle Newspapers serving as media sponsors. Major sponsors include Carrier Corporation and HealthNow.

For more information or to register in advance, call 315-464-4416.

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