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Golden Drive bike run fundraiser set July 27

The second Golden Drive’s Community Event and Bike Run to raise awareness and money for homeless children will be held July 27 at the Sandy’s Donuts parking lot in West Fargo.

All proceeds from the one-day bike run and community celebration go to Churches United for the Homeless to directly help children, said organizer Sue Baron of West Fargo.

The event includes games by Games Galore, a bake sale, silent auction, music by Platinum Plus DJ, antique cars, and police and fire vehicles all gathered in the Sandy’s parking lot at 301 Main Ave. W.

Blessed Sacrament Church has allowed the use of its parking lot if needed, she said.

Last year, participants donated items.

“Canned goods and baby supplies are always a need,” Baron said.

The one-hour, dry (non-alcohol) bike run is organized by the Gold Wing motorcycle group. The cost is $20 per biker and $5 per rider, with all proceeds donated to Churches United, she said.

“This is open to all bikes and bikers. It’s open to everybody,” Baron said.

Pre-registration runs from 11 a.m. to noon July 27, with the bike run starting at noon.

A Spitfire restaurant meal is being provided for each rider, Baron said.

Baron said she expects this year’s event to be bigger than last year’s.

The 2013 event was held the same weekend as WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn., and the Sturgis, S.D., motorcycle rally

“That takes out a huge percentage of bikes,” Baron said.

So this year’s event is being held a week before WE Fest and Sturgis, she said.

Two years ago, Baron quit her 14-year job as a server at Denny’s restaurant to focus on helping homeless children.

“I’m a true believer in the more you give, the more you get,” she said. “I let my heart be my guide, and I took that jump.”

For information, call Baron at (701) 866-8291, email or visit the event’s Facebook page.