The number of bikes registered to ride in the 6th annual Long Reach Long Rider charity motorcycle ride has reached an all time high. The addition of Randy "Pop-Pop" Whitcomb, Wayne "Razz" Rasmussen, Jim "Con Man" Niesel, and Larry "Pastor Disaster" Jent brings the total number of bikes to 19. This surpasses the 2007 New England ride, which had 18.

The Long Reach Long Riders annual charity ride benefits the ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes Program and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The first ride in 2004 began in Boone, NC and finished in Long Beach California. At the time the organizers didn't intend for the ride to be an annual event but the public response was very supportive and the riders had so much fun, it was decided to continue running it each year.

This year's ride begins on July 31st in Richmond, VA., and the riders are hoping to push total donations over the $200,000.00 mark

For more information on making a donation, joining the ride or sponsoring an event along the route, please visit