CHAMBERSBURG, Pa - They might have oil in their blood, tattoos on their arms and wind in their hair, but these "angels" ride for a cause.
Riders from around the area gathered Saturday on Harleys and Hondas to raise money for the 18th annual Motorcyclist Ride for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Michele Ollason, program coordinator of the MDA, estimated that more than 500 riders registered at M&S Harley-Davidson for the 120-mile ride.
Darren Moats, son of M&S Harley-Davidson owner Dennis Moats, was impressed by the turnout.
"Bikers have warm hearts," Moats said.
Some riders such as Randy Runshaw of Greencastle, Pa., come to the event every year to support someone they love.
"I ride for my sister," Runshaw said. "She works with MD patients."
But not every rider has a personal connection to the cause. For Sue Shoap of Get tysburg, Pa., the event is just a good reason to ride.