Can tabs were collected and donated to the Ronald McDonald House during a motorcycle ride. Pictured are Julie Borchardt and Greg Kechely from Granite Falls.

With over 230 biker and hot rod car enthusiasts registered and the sun shining, on Saturday, Aug. 21, the 25th Annual Harley Heaven Memorial Motorcycle Ride set out on a 113-mile ride.

The ride started from the Pickled Pig in Jordan with stops at Henderson, St. Peter, Elysian, Lexington and Lydia.

The event raised money for the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis, Jordan Elementary School Backpack Program and TriCo ABATE.

Over $16,000 was donated by the riders, according to a press release. After expenses, this money will be shared equally between the three organizations.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.