Harley Dealers Raise Nearly $1 million for MDA

By Staff Writer May 18, 2022

The Muscular Dystrophy Association said the Eastern Harley-Davidson Dealers Association and the Western Pennsylvania Harley-Davidson Dealer Association 35th Annual MDA Ride for Life in Lebanon, Pa., raised $914,140 in support of research, care, and advocacy for people living with neuromuscular disease.

“We had perfect weather and there were over 500 attendees, and bikers from 21 different dealerships and H.O.G. chapters raising money and making the trek to Ride for a Reason – Ride for Life for MDA families!” said Brian Bentley, Ride for Life Steering Committee Member. “Everyone was thrilled to be back in-person to see their favorite MDA families and celebrate MDA’s mission.”

The event was hosted over three days and featured the Lock & Lean Precision Motorcycle Riding Demonstration, Beast of the East Truck & Tractor Pull, cornhole tournaments, live and silent auctions, numerous motorcycle rides throughout the area including an ice cream tour, vendor booths, awards and of course the Thunder Parade.

“Thirteen MDA families attended throughout the weekend, and ambassadors got to ride in their favorite sidecars again!” said Amanda Konopka, account director for MDA’s corporate partnerships. “Two of our ambassadors even took the stage and helped raise money by being the live auction auctioneers, and during the program we got to hear from the top fundraising dealerships and individuals and learn about their deep connections to our mission. We are so grateful to Harley-Davidson Eastern and Western Pennsylvania Dealers, an incredibly generous group of people.”

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