The 14th annual BMW Motorcycle Charity Ride raised more than $75,000 for two charitable organizations. More than 60 motorcyclists took part in the four-day, 1200-mile charity ride, which started Oct. 7 at BMW of North America offices in Ontario, Calif. A donation of $52,500 will be made to the St. Francis Medical Center's "Footprints" program in Lynwood, Calif., and another $22,800 donation went to the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation for the families of lost, injured or disabled CHP officers.
Each participant donated $1,200 to take part in the event. The scenic trip sent riders from Ontario through Death Valley, Yosemite National Park, and Pismo Beach, Calif. before ending back to Ontario. The California Highway Patrol provided a ceremonial motorcycle escort for the first few miles of the ride.
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