Utah bikers ride to fight muscular dystrophy
Published: June 3, 2012 05:20PM
Updated: June 3, 2012 05:20PM
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Michael Mangum | Special to the Tribune A Harley-Davidson motorcycle is shown before the the 61st Annual Wendover MDA Ride in front of the Harley-Davidson of Salt Lake City shop on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Joe Timmons, owner of the Harley-Davidson shop, estimates that over 2000 bikers participated in the ride, which is geared toward raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Utah.

Intermountain Harley-Davidson and the Muscular Dystrophy Association sponsored the 61st Annual Wendover MDA Ride on Sunday.

Chrome and leather converged in what organizers say is the biggest motorcycle ride in Utah and one of the largest rides in the nation. Ride organizers hoped to raise $100,000 for MDA programs and services in Utah.

Riders left Sunday morning from Salt Lake City Harley-Davidson, 2928 State St., and ended at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino in Wendover, Nev.

One of the services that MDA provides locally is an opportunity for children ages 6-17 to attend an ability-focused, week-long summer camp. It costs $800 to send each child for a week. MDA also maintains a clinic for area adults and children affected by neuromuscular diseases at University of Utah Medical Center.

To make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, go to www.mda.org.