"Love Run" Riders Raise Money For Children and Remember Fallen Biker
Motorcycle enthusiasts ride the streets of Middle Georgia on Saturday to not only remember a friend but raise money for kids.
More than 500 people rode their bikes from Juniors Junction in Byron for the 13th annual "Love Run." The ride is organized by the American Bikers Active Towards Education (ABATE). It’s a nationwide biker organization aiming to educate the public on biker issues and protect riders’ rights. The run raised money for the Georgia Industrial Children's Home to provide the children a Christmas.
However, Saturday’s ride means more than helping kids, as many remembered their friend and ABATE District 7 Coordinator, Delmar Singleton. Singleton died after being plowed from behind by a van at a stoplight outside of Warner Robins last weekend. Riders said the children had a special place in Singleton’s heart and they want to honor his memory by raising as much money as they can for the kids.
"This is just showing love for Delmar,” ABATE District 7 Legislative Director David Carmichael said. “This was his favorite charity and they want to make it the biggest and best they can."
"It meant a lot to him,” Singleton’s aunt, Jean Watson said. “As long as he was doing something good for others, that's the way he wanted it."
Riders ended at biker bar AP’s Hidden Hideaway in Macon.
Singleton's funeral will be on Sunday at noon inside the Macon City Auditorium.