One hundred children in need at the Oxford Orphanage received a visit from a group of Easter bunnies in leather on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Motorcycle riders from across the region, including members of Raleigh H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group), took to the streets for the 11th annual Ray Price “Easter Basket Ride” to deliver care packages totaling more than $3,000 in donations to youth at the The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford.
The Masonic Home for Children (MHCO) exists to help children who need a stable, caring and loving home. MHCO assists families in need by providing a home-like setting together with community based programs and services for children. It offers a stable, supportive and nurturing living environment so children can reunite with their families or achieve independence.
“We’ve been doing this ride for 11 years now and have a large, committed group of motorcycle riders every year,” said Kris Weiss of Ray Price, Inc. “Everyone enjoys providing the youngsters with a unique Easter experience.”
Riders departed from the Ray Price dealership in Raleigh on Saturday morning and arrived in Oxford that afternoon. They delivered special Easter baskets for each youngster that included toys, bedding and everyday hygiene products.
This is a familiar road for the riders and organizers of the event. For 35 years, Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Ray Price Triumph have served as the center of motorcycle culture in North Carolina. Founded by hall-of-fame motorcycle racing legend Ray Price, the dealership actively supports nonprofits through weekly fundraising rides and also hosts the annual Capital City Bikefest motorcycle festival in Raleigh.