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Jonesboro, AR--Brett Garrett Reports

2nd Annual NEA Clinic D.A.R.E to Ride Biker Classic

August 11, 2006--Posted at 6:30 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR--It was a Saturday for the hogs, no not the Razorbacks, motorcycles, as over 1500 hit the mean streets of northeast Arkansas for the 2nd Annual NEA Clinic D.A.R.E to Ride Biker Classic. These bikers are revving up for a great cause.

"We're out here raising money for the Jonesboro Police Department D.A.R.E program and the NEA Clinic Charitable Foundation. It's been a great, great turnout," said Holly Acebo of the NEA Clinic Charitable Foundation.

The money raised from the 2nd Annual NEA Clinic D.A.R.E to Ride Biker Classic is going to organizations that help the community, most importantly our area children.

"We have a medicine assistance program, Hope Circle, and our new Center for Healthy Children to help overweight and obese children learn about healthy living," said Acebo.

Like the NEA Charitable Foundation the Jonesboro Police Department D.A.R.E program steers 5th graders in the right direction with life choices, but without events like this one it wouldn't be possible.

"Our D.A.R.E program is funded by community support. We have businesses, corporations and local banks that help us," said Jonesboro D.A.R.E officer Kevin Foust.

The morning started out bright and early, as over 1500 motorcyclists left from the NEA Woodsprings Clinic and embarked on a three and half hour tour. A tour that wrapped up at the ASU Convocation Center. While the event is designed for bikers, you don't have to ride a hog to have a good time.

"It's for the whole community. Even if you are not going to ride or participate in the ride, you can come out to the Convocation Center buy a ticket and see all those concerts," said Acebo.


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