March of Dimes Bikers for Babies ride scheduled for Sept. 19

This year’s March of Dimes Bikers for Babies ride to benefit the March of Dimes is scheduled for Sept. 19.

The event supports local research grants focused on issues related to premature birth and community programs such as NICU Family Support at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke’s Hospital and Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka

The 115-mile ride will depart from the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. The preliminary plans call for the route to go through Leavenworth and Jefferson counties and pass through Springdale, Easton, Winchester, Valley Falls, Ozawkie, Oskaloosa, McLouth, Tonganoxie and Basehor.

Last year, riders and other participants raised more than $693,060.

For more information or to donate or register for the ride, visit