Motorcycle event will benefit Special Olympics

Motorcyclists and classic car buffs can go on a "ride of dreams" and help raise money for Special Olympics.

Kennewick is one of five starting points for the second annual Northwest Ride of Dreams, a statewide fundraiser that benefits the Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign.

The idea behind the event is that motorcyclists from around the state will ride to Ellensburg, where they then spend the day participating in a variety of activities, including checking out cars at the classic car show.

The Ride of Dreams is Saturday, and motorcyclists just need to plan their trip so they get to Ellensburg by noon.

It costs $30 to signup, which gets participants a T-shirt. All the money goes to Special Olympics Washington.

In Kennewick, riders can start at Full Throttle Motorcycle, 135 Vista Way, Suite E, and ride as a group or on their own. Riders also can make a stop in Yakima to meet up with riders from Centralia and Yakima at Owen's Harley.

For more information, or to register, go to www.nwrideofdreams.org.