Saturday, June 23, 2012
The 2nd Annual Rock-N-Ride, built on the success of last year’s inaugural event, was even bigger, better – and louder – than last year’s event, raising -awareness for the Grady Health Foundation and Gold Shield Foundation of Atlanta. More than 500 motorcycles gathered at Killer Creek Harley-Davidson in Roswell, where a pre-party with live music, food, drinks and vendors kicked off the festivities.
But the riders weren’t the only ones who got to see all the chrome, as the motorcycles roared into downtown and the crowd gathered behind the barricades at the finish line to watch the rumbling bikes arrive just outside the Hard Rock Cafe on Peachtree Street.
The event continued into the afternoon and evening with live music on the Main Stage on Peachtree Street and the Velvet Underground Stage inside the Hard Rock Cafe. Food trucks, drink vendors and activities lined Peachtree Street, which was closed to accommodate the festival, and attendees partook in the day’s offerings with friends and families.
Amidst the dancing and partying, law enforcement offices, firefighters and EMS personnel – the honorees for the afternoon – were onsite collecting donations in a boot drive. The generosity of Rock-N-Ride attendees was evident and every gift was appreciated.
Rock-N-Ride was sponsored by the Hard Rock Café, 97.1FM The River, Southland’s Full Throttle Magazine, Killer Creek Harley-Davidson, Q&A Events, Atlanta Beverage Company, Peachtree Center, The Backstage Beat, NOS Energy Drink, Pirate Printing, Yuengling, and Steelhorse Law. For more information please visit: www.gradyhealthfoundation.org/good-causes/rock-n-ride/. For up-to-the-minute details become a fan on Facebook: facebook.com/gradyhealthfoundation and follow @Gradyhealthfdn on Twitter.