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Bikers to ride for ailing teen
Benefit event set for April 17
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The ride will start at noon on April 17 from The Ridge restaurant, 1035 Turner Road in Cumming, and WOW Motorcycles, 508 Cobb Parkway in Marietta and will finish at Killer Creek Harley Davidson, 11480 Alpharetta Hwy. in Roswell. Riders can register in advance for $20 and the day of for $25.

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North Georgia bikers are revving up to ride and raise money April 17 for Trey Rood, a Cumming teen with metastatic melanoma cancer.

Rood, who was a star safety on the football team at West Forsyth High School, was diagnosed in 2007. He has received treatment in Germany and is now traveling back and forth to Houston.

The medical bills can add up quickly, but the goal for two planned upcoming biking fundraisers, including this one and another May 1 in Marietta, is to raise $100,000 for the Rood family, said fundraiser co-organizer Terry Cunningham.

The first ever Ride for Trey will start from two locations: The Ridge Restaurant in Cumming and WOW Motorcycles in Marietta.

Riders will meet in the middle at Killer Creek Harley Davidson in Roswell and “from there the party starts,” Cunningham said.

Bike or no bike, the gathering is open to all and will include live bands, food and silent and live auctions. Among the auction items is an autographed Eddie Van Halen guitar, Cunningham said.

Stacy Amos, a co-organizer, said she literally “dreamed up” the idea for the riding event, drifting in and out of sleep one night while planning.

“When you live in a town and you know so many people, you just feel glad to help,” she said.

Amos said her husband’s business, Amos Waterworks, has been doing work for the Rood family for years, but it was her high school-aged daughter who told her about Trey Rood’s condition.

For Amos, the idea to mix riding motorcycles and raising money went hand-in-hand.

“If you want a good fundraiser and you want someone who’s really going to come through for you, pick a Harley dude,” she said. “Those men and women that ride motorcycles, they are the best-hearted people.”