MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — In tonight’s What’s Working, some local motorcycle riders are revving their engines to get ready for an important ride. Life Riders Motorcycle Ministries is holding what’s called Restoration Ride 2019 next Saturday, March 23. This group of bikers has a mission.
“We exist because we show our love for Jesus, our love of motorcycle riding, and other people,” member Scott Vernon said.
The ride will benefit Youth-Reach Gulf Coast, a nonprofit that offers a year-long residential program for troubled men ages 18 to 22. Bikers will leave from the USS Alabama and go to Summerdale to the Youth Reach campus. It’s a forty-eight-mile ride. Youth Reach Executive Director David Williams says the Life Riders really understand their mission, which is to give hope to those that the world has given up on.
“It’s unbelievable. They (the bikers) come out by-weekly to see the property to meet the staff. They give and give and give. It’s the most humbling thing I have been a part of.”
“We are helping the guys who need help. These 18-22-year-old men have lost their way. We feel like this money we are gathering up will make a difference in their lives,” Life Rider member, Charlie Prall said.
The Life Riders are hoping for 150 people to turn out for the event. The bikers hope the money donated through Restoration Ride 2019 will help troubled young men with Youth-Reach find their way.
“Anyone with a motorcycle and a heart for other people, and can make a difference in others lives, come on! We want you,” Vernon said.
If you would like to participate in the ride, we are providing a link here.