American Legion RidersThe American Legion in Las Vegas hosts an annual motorcycle event to raise funds for the American Legacy Scholarship Fund which helps send children of soldiers serving overseas to college. According to an event organizer from the American Legion in Las Vegas, this event charges an entrance fee for both riders and passengers, and the destination is Pahrump, Nevada.
The riders stop at five locations on the way back to the starting point where volunteers man tables. Each rider and passenger draws a card from a deck of cards. Once back at the starting point, each person submits his five cards and the best and worst poker hands win cash prizes.
American Legion Riders
4245 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Las Vegas Bike FestA wide range of activities are scheduled for this three-day event, including a 75-mile ride inside Lake Mead Park. Other rides are scheduled and include separate rides for men and women. All participants must register to participate in the activities. Besides motorcycling, social events, poker contests and a barbecue are also held over the course of this event.
Attendees of the bike fest can meet engineers who build custom bikes in person and get their autographs. The riders can also ride as a group down the Las Vegas Strip. Guests can also buy all kinds of motorcycle paraphernalia from vendors who participate in the event.
Las Vegas Bike Fest
6865 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 101
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Las Vegas Ride for KidsThe Ride for Kids is a national organization that raises money for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. As of August 2010, the Ride for Kids has raised over $50 million. Honda sponsors the event and registered riders have a chance to win a Honda motorcycle at the close of the event.
The ride goes through Las Vegas and ends at Blue Diamond Park, where riders can eat a light lunch. Following lunch is a ceremony where the riders hear stories about children who survived brain tumors. The drawing for prizes is held at Blue Diamond as well. The riders who raise the most funds receive special recognition at the close of the ceremony.
Ride for Kids
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7000 North Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89115