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Motorcyclists rally for MDA

By Jennifer Kingsley , Elmira Star-Gazette

1509 days ago   Article ID# 629951
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Muscular Dystrophy Association

ELMIRA, NEW YORK (Elmira Star-Gazette) - Hundreds turn out for ride through Tiers, chicken barbecue.

Rosalie Krauss-Shepherd was at the American Legion Post 443 along Lake Street on Monday morning, Labor Day, for the fifth annual MDA Ride 4 a Cure, but she wasn't about to get on a bike unless organizers could raise at least $1 more than last year's $8,000 tally.

Krauss-Shepherd is "scared to death" of motorcycles, she said, but promised her son, Kent "Archie" Krauss, of Elmira; and her grandson, Kent Thomas Krauss, 11, that she would do it.

"If we reach that goal, I'll get on the back of a bike," Krauss-Shepherd said.

Kent "Archie" Krauss, who first organized the event five years ago when his young son was first diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, said nearly 200 bikers signed up for Monday's event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"It gets bigger and better every year," the elder Kent Krauss said. "We've tripled our size during the last three years."

"These bikers do a darn good job for us," said Joann Andrews, who helps coordinate the event through the legion post's auxiliary.

"It's a good thing to do whether you know someone with muscular dystrophy or you don't," said rider KolleenBerbary, of Elmira. "It's a great way to get the community involved."

The younger Kent Krauss, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spent the morning at the legion post with his grandmother while bikers poured in from across the Twin Tiers.

As riders made the 100-mile journey down through Pennsylvania's Bradford and Tioga counties and back to Elmira, a chicken barbecue was happening outside the legion post. That's where Krauss-Shepherd hoped to raise extra cash for the event.

By Monday evening, Krauss-Shepherd still hadn't been on the back of bike as donations were still being counted.

"Kids belong on bicycles, not in wheelchairs," Krauss-Shepherd said.

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Updated 1509 days ago   Article ID# 629951

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