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.
Courtesy of deesnidersride.com
A fleet of hogs is gearing up to fight hunger on Long Island this Sunday.
“Twisted Sister” frontman Dee Snider is calling upon fellow motorcycle enthusiasts to take part in his annual charity bike ride to raise money for Long Island Cares.
The not-for-profit operates the Harry Chapin Food Bank, which provides millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to those in need in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
“I’ve seen the work of Long Island Cares first hand and know how important their services are for families, children, and others who rely upon the assistance of charitable organizations just to get by,” Snider said via the event’s website deesnidersride.com.
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Dee Snider, singer, songwriter for Twisted Sister, actor and television and radio personality will once again lead thousands of motorcycle riders as part of his annual ride for charity on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Town of Hempstead Lido Beach Park. This will be the twelfth year that Dee Snider has sponsored his popular ride, and the second year that the event will focus on fighting hunger on Long Island to benefit Long Island Cares, Inc., the regional food bank and hunger assistance organization founded by the late Harry Chapin in 1980. Last year, more than 1,500 riders and guests participated in Snider’s ride, which is the largest event of its kind on Long Island.