By Tim Saunders on
Country singer Dierks Bentley will host two Music and Miles charity motorcycle rides this year, in Nashville and Phoenix.
The Nashville ride will take place on October 11, and Bentley has enlisted the help of his country music friends Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Wynonna, Heidi Newfield and Michelle Branch for the all-day event that will also feature live music and lots of fun for the whole family.
The ride departs Cool Springs Harley Davidson at 1:00pm CT and will travel through Williamson County and downtown Nashville, finishing at Riverfront Park.
Proceeds from the ride will go to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, the most comprehensive Children’s Hospital in the state. A non-profit teaching and research hospital, the facility relies on the support of the public to help fund its work. Last year’s Music and Miles ride raised over $275,000 for the hospital.
The second ride will take place in Bentley’s hometown of Phoenix on November 21, and will benefit the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals medical facility.
“Phoenix Children’s provides so many amazing medical services for families in my hometown,” said Bentley. “It was an obvious choice when we decided to take this event on the road. The weather is perfect in Arizona in November, and we are going to do our best to pull out all the stops and raise some money for the community where I grew up. I hope everyone can come out.”
The hour-long ride will depart Buddy Stubbs Harley and travel along the Piestewa Peak Parkway to the Red Mountain Freeway, finishing at Tempe Marketplace.
Tickets to the rides are available through Ticketmaster.
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