Courtesy of Newsday
An estimated 2,000 bikers slammed the kickstands up about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, signaling the start of the 2014 Ride to Fight Hunger at Lido Beach Park.
The annual charity event, started 12 years ago by rocker Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame, drew hundreds more motorcycle enthusiasts than last year's ride, according to Paul Pachter, chief executive of Long Island Cares Inc., a Hauppauge-based nonprofit established in 1980 by singer Harry Chapin.
Carole Kaye, 53, a social worker from Levittown, was readying to hop on a 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail with her boyfriend, Ken Paras, 57, an oil truck driver. It was the couple's first time at the annual event.