Bikers Collect School Supplies for PATH

POSTED: Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 4:56pm

UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:39am

TYLER - Area bikers took a 105-mile ride throughout East Texas to collect supplies for PATH's "fill up the bus" event.

Each year, PATH teams up with each school in Smith County to provide school supplies to kids who need them.

This was the first year they've ever done the bike ride, however.

Participants say they hope it becomes an annual event.

At least 200 bikers showed up for Saturday's event.

If you want to donate, items can be dropped off at the PATH offices on West Front Street in Tyler, or any Tyler Fire Department location.

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It was a hot but awesome day for those of us that rode the school supply train. We met new friends along the way as we stopped at the numerous locations to rest. Sweat and smiles were the rule of the day. How encouraging to see the different groups of bikers come together for a just cause. Where groups used to segregate themselves to just their group were forces joined together. Young and old, cruises, showbikes and sport bikes were just a few of the wonders you could enjoy looking at through the sea of bikes. For me, the atmosphere was almost spiritual as you rode along the way knowing that you were doing something good for the community. The police escorts were fantastic as they guided us safely throughout the locations. The community itself was incredible as they would stand on their porches and exchange waves with the parade of bikers as they trudged forward in their mission. Horns tooted and hands raised in response to many a smiling little face as we passed. Truly a mission accomplished with hopes that next year will surpass even this year! Way to go community! Hats off to the businesses that helped make this possible! From a grandma 'biker chick' who once needed a hand up with her own kiddos school supplies! God bless

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