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2012 Kansas City Bikers for Babies® Ride - Kansas City, Kansas

Written by  August 1, 2012

On Sunday, September 16, 2012 thousands of motorcycles will roar into Kansas Speedway for the 18th Annual Kansas City Bikers for Babies® ride. The largest and most successful March of Dimes fundraiser of its kind, Bikers for Babies® brings together riders of all ages on all brands of motorcycles to raise funds for community programs and services committed to improving the health of babies.

The American Motorcycle Association (AMA)-sanctioned ride is sponsored by 98.9 The Rock, Farmers Insurance, and HCA Midwest Health Systems and Price Chopper. Johnny Dare, 98.9 The Rock morning show radio personality, will serve as Honorary Chairman for the 17th straight year. View a summary of the 2011 event, here.

Riders can pre-register for $35 per person at or attend one of six preregistration events, shown below. Event day registration at Kansas Speedway will be 8–11 a.m. ($40 per person.)

ALL riders must come to a pre-registration event or the registration tent on September 16 to pick up their security wristbands, route maps and sign the AMA waiver before participating.

It’s easy to register online, create your personal fundraising page ask family and friends to sponsor your ride. Every dollar helps support March of Dimes mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Anyone donating $100+ will be eligible to win a new 2013 Harley-Davidson® FLSTC Heritage Softail® Classic donated by Worth Harley-Davidson®. For each $100 raised, riders will receive one opportunity ticket to win this beautiful bike. Drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m., September 16, at Kansas Speedway.

Commemorative T-shirts will be available at all six pre-registration events, at Gail’s Harley-Davidson® in Grandview, MO, and Garage C in the Speedway infield at the event. All proceeds benefit March of Dimes.

Motorcycle-related businesses interested in receiving a vendor application can e-mail Joni Clark, or Jeff Heishman.

Additional details and online registration link:

Official March of Dimes Bikers for Babies KC Facebook link:


8-11 a.m.

- Registration Open

- Riders can depart on the ride anytime between 8–11 a.m.

- Route distance options: 50 miles or 100 miles

8-10 a.m.

- Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast ($5)

9:30 a.m.

- Opening Ceremonies

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Meet the 2012 Ambassador Family: Jennifer Orton and son, Tucker

Champion Stunt Rider: Crazy Dan Jackson

Bands: Kyle Elliott and Voodoo Soul; Rocker Lips

Vendors / Exhibitors: Garages C and D

Baby Boulevard – read about local babies who inspire all riders

March of Dimes mission booth – Garage C

Victory Lane – Commemorative Photos ($10)

Commemorative T-Shirts – Garage C

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

- Complimentary Lunch (Lunch service will end at 2 p.m.)

1 p.m.

- Judging Begins for People’s Choice Bike Show

2:30-3:30 p.m.

- Drawing for 2013 Harley-Davidson® Heritage Softail® Classic.

- People’s Choice Bike Show Awards


Wednesday, August 29 (6-9 p.m.)

Kobi’s Bar & Grill

113 Oak St.

Bonner Springs, KS

Saturday, September 1 (10 a.m.- 2 p.m. )

Blue Springs Harley-Davidson®

3100 NW Jefferson St.

Blue Springs, MO

Wednesday, September 5 (6-9 p.m.)

Knuckleheads Saloon

2715 Rochester Street

Kansas City, MO

Saturday, September 8 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Gail’s Harley-Davidson®

5900 E. 150th Hwy.

Grandview, MO

Thursday, September 13 (6-9 p.m.)

Rawhide Harley-Davidson®

725 Rawhide Rd.

Olathe, KS

Saturday, September 15 (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.)

Worth Harley-Davidson®

9400 NW Prairie View Rd

Kansas City, MO