The Starla Ride was organized to benefit Starla Chapman who was diagnosed with cancer at age two. Now that she’s cancer free, riders found another cause.
The Starla Ride is now in its seventh year. They raise money that goes to form a scholarship for children of single mothers. The students who are eligible write essays, which are then read by the riders. Either one student is chosen for a $1,000 scholarship, or two students are chosen and receive $500 each. Any money raised above $1,000 in the ride is donated to various charities supported by the bikers.
“You have to be a blessing in order to get a blessing, so we’re just being a blessing in our community,” says Marsha Stevens with Bay Minette Bikers.
The ride started in Bay Minette Saturday morning and ran to Stapleton and back.
Watch News 5 at 10:00pm for more details and hear what Starla thinks of the ride!