Motorcyclists hit the road for veteran awareness
EUGENE, Ore. -- More than 150 bikers rode 115 miles to Crow and back to Eugene int he name of veterans Saturday.
The ride took a brief pit-stop at the Eugene Mission, a place where homeless veterans try to get back on their feet.
After that, riders returned to the Harley Davidson shop in Eugene around noon for a closing ceremony.
Organizer Bob Chambers said it's important to help veterans who have fallen on hard times.
"That's what gives us our freedom; it's these guys," Chambers said. "Some gave some, some gave all so we can do this. So we can protest in Eugene about our values; we can't do this in communist countries. These vets did this for us."
Chambers said every penny went directly to supporting homeless veterans shelters in Eugene.
He said the event raised around a thousand dollars.