The motorcycle ride to benefit Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) hosted by the Howard County Police Department and the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue was a huge success.
“Riding with the Heroes,” a ceremonial police-escorted ride led by members of the military, veterans, police, fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel, attracted 350 motorcyclists and 150 passengers who took a scenic tour from Marriottsville through Frederick County, visiting three historic covered bridges along the way. The event raised approximately $5,000 for Grassroots.
The ride was organized by John Newnan of ICISF and Major Ellsworth Jones of the HCPD and a member of the Grassroots Board of Directors.
Sponsors included: Official Hospitality Host Mission BBQ, Chief’s Sponsors Bob’s BMW and the Howard County Professional Firefighters Association, and Captain’s Sponsor FOP Lodge 143, Howard County Police Supervisors Alliance.