OGDENSBURG -- The Society of the United Helpers is hosting the fourth Ride for the Residents on Aug. 23. It will feature a new route from Ogdensburg to Alexandria Bay, through Gouverneur and up to Heuvelton.
Proceeds from the event help United Helpers purchase quality of life improvements for residents that wouldn’t otherwise be affordable, including outdoor wheelchair-accessible swings, furniture, patios, televisions and day outings.
United Helpers Director of Building and Grounds Rick Pirie, one of the event’s organizers, said the new route features ideal roads for riding including scenic back country roads and wide highways.
“It was wide open,” he said after driving the 120 mile loop.
This year’s ride will have bikers stopping at three new locations: North Star Restaurant in Alexandria Bay, Mullin’s Family Restaurant in Gouverneur and Satch’s in Russell.
At the end of the day. riders will congregate at the Heuvelton Fire Department, 95 State St., for a Parker Piercey catered barbecue dinner.
The ride starts at 10 a.m. at RiverLedge Campus, 8101 Route 68, Ogdensburg. Check-in is at 9 a.m.
Registration is $20 for drivers or riders. People who pre-register will be eligible for a t-shirt. They are guaranteed for the first 100.
Registration includes dinner at the Heuvelton Fire Department.
Dinner only is $15 for those who do not attend the ride.
There will be door prizes and 50/50 raffles at the event.
Registration forms are available online at www.UnitedHelpers.org