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Ride benefits family
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Forsyth County News


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Friends and family of a late motorcyclist plan to keep his memory alive by firing up their engines Saturday for a benefit ride.

The event, which will aid the family of 49-year-old Steven Terry Hitt, begins and ends at Good Ol' Days restaurant (click for map) in Cumming.

Organizer Carrie Patterson said the ride serves two purposes: honoring Hitt's life and raising money for the family.

"This allows his friends and family as well as the motorcycle community to pay tribute to him," Patterson said. "Steve was a very well-known member of the community."

Hitt died in June as a result of injuries suffered when his motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $20. The race gets started at 3:30 p.m.

Riders will loop through north Forsyth before meeting back at the restaurant. A reception with food, drinks and raffle items will follow.

"Allowing Steve's friends and family to come out and be a part of this seemed like an obvious way to honor his memory," Patterson said.

She said all types of motorcycles are welcomed, and the ride will go on, "rain or shine."