Niles motorcycle ride stands up for burn injured children

NILES, Mich. -- Bikers are not set to hit the road from Riverfront Park until Sunday. But the fun first starts tonight!

Niles Burn Run is an exciting three-day event all in support of the Great Lakes Burn Camp, a non-profit assisting child who have been traumatized by fire. The event started just over 20 years ago with only 7 bikers. Now, 800 motorcyclists are expected to make their way through a 50-mile, escorted ride around Southwest Michigan.

Through the years, Niles Burn Run has raised over $200,000 for the Great Lakes Burn Camp. Organizers are hopeful the number continues to grow and 1,000 bikers make their way to Niles!

After canceling last year due to the pandemic, the event is determined to take place rain or shine, and luckily, the fun continues beyond the bike. Everyone can find something to participate in for the weekend.

“Tonight, on the Budweiser main stage we are going to have a band based out of the University of Notre Dame, followed up by the Duke Tomato, then we have 3 bands tomorrow, then Sunday is the big ride. Registration is at 9 am starts at noon, ends at 2 with a pulled pork sandwich will all the fixings. Everyone is going to have a great time,” says Steve Adolph, President of Niles Burn Run.  

Motorcyclist or not, anyone can support the Niles Burn Run! All donations benefit the Great Lakes Burn Camp, a nonprofit who assists children who have been traumatized by fire.

It is a special place for kids to meet, heal grow and support with other burn survivors and burn injured children. Kids share their stories and bond with others in a comfortable environment, and of course enjoy some fun camp activities along the way.

The cause has been the same for Niles Burn Run all of these years, and is ultimately what keeps the event going….no matter what. Support the cause here.

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