Upstate News

May 3, 2004
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Motorcycle ride and concert to benefit the Children’s Hospital

An annual motorcyle ride around Oneida Lake and a rock concert featuring local bands are two upcoming events planned to benefit the Central New York Children’s Hospital at University Hospital. Both events are open to the public.

The 10th Annual Miracle Ride will be held Sunday, May 16. The event features a motorcycle ride around Oneida Lake, a chicken barbecue, musical entertainment and door prizes at the Spinning Wheel Restaurant, 7384 Thompson Road, North Syracuse.

The motorcycle rides hits the road at 11:30 a.m., from the restaurant, while the chicken barbecue begins at 1 p.m. Entry fee for riders is $25.

Sponsors include B&B Lumber, City Electric, Turner, ESM Oaks, Kinney Drugs, HelpNow and Wal-Mart. News Channel 9 and Y94FM serve as media sponsors. For more information or to register, call 315-464-KIDS.

Six Central New York companies will showcase their musical talent at “Rockin’ to Raise the Roof” Sunday, May 23, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Empire State Expo Center, Pepsi International Pavilion at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Bands representing C&S Companies, Cortini Brothers Shoe Store, Lockheed Martin, Robson Woese and University Hospital will perform selections from ’60s, 70s ’80s and ’90s. Nik and the Nice Guys and the Back Alley Boys will perform before and after the corporate bands. Pete and Brenda, the Y94 FM (Clear Channel Radio) morning show duo, will serve as masters of ceremony.

Advanced sale tickets are $15 and are available at Wegmans.

For more information on the concert, call Randy Tuthill at 455-2000.

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