The band Big Daddy's Remedy perform Saturday at Tom Byrne Park during an event to raise funds for Relay For Life.
The band Big Daddy's Remedy perform Saturday at Tom Byrne Park during an event to raise funds for Relay For Life.

Bike riders hit road for Relay

Published 9:36pm Sunday, March 17, 2013

A group of local bikers were out for more than just a morning joy ride Saturday when they hit the road for a roughly two hour trip around the Atmore area. The bikers, who departed Tom Byrne Park a little after 10 a.m.,  were on a mission to help Atmore Community Hospital’s Relay For Life team raise funds.

Welcoming the riders back to the park at noon were locals cooking BBQ sandwiches and the band, Big Daddy’s Remedy on stage at the main gazebo.

Samantha Bennett, one of the event’s organizers, said the turnout was not quite as large as they had hoped, but still expected to raise a fair amount of money.

“We didn’t have a lot of riders last year and we still raised $800,” Bennett said.

For more on this story, including the amount of funds raised for Relay For Life, see the Wednesday, March 20 edition of The Atmore Advance.

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