The Long Reach Long Riders announced a new rider program for their upcoming charity ride.

"We've received a number of requests from riders who wanted to join us on the trip but couldn't make the full-time commitment. So, in addition to those who want to ride the full route, we're also opening up the ride to day trippers,” explains Bill Sapsis, president of Sapsis Rigging and member of the LRLR. “This ride has been a lot of fun and we wanted as many people as possible to participate."

The Long Reach Long Riders third annual cross country charity motorcycle ride begins on July 9, 2006. The beneficiaries of this year's ride are the ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

To join the ride, make a donation or sponsor a service along the route, go to www.LRLR.org for more information.