The annual Pennsylvania EMS Motorcycle Ride is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 21, 2017. Each year, riders from the EMS Angels, Road Docs, Red Knights, Blue Knights and several local motorcycle clubs come together for the ride in order to raise donations for the Fallen Angels Fund, a fund established to provide financial assistance to family members of EMS personnel after the loss of a life.
This year’s run will begin at Rescue Fire Company, located at 3701 North 6th St. in Harrisburg, Pa. Riders will depart at 10:00 a.m. for a scenic and organized ride of approximately 100 miles. George Aupperlee, EMT-P, a Pennsylvania paramedic who helps coordinate the ride, said, “We hold this motorcycle ride each year to raise funds for the families of EMS personnel who died in the line of preforming their EMS duties. Many of the EMS services and ambulance companies across the country are volunteer or independently owned and may not have life insurance for its staff.”
The cost to participate in the ride is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger. “Many motorcycle rides are held in support of our military and veterans, law enforcement and the fire services, however this is the only ride in support of EMS in our commonwealth, Aupperlee said. Details about the run are availabe through EMS Angels Chapter 19 and on their Facebook page.