Non-profit biker group raffling off motorcycle to help charity

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A local non-profit biker group is raffling off a special motorcycle to help a local charity.

They are called "Rip City Riders." Every year they pick a charity to help out by raffling off a motorcycle. This year they picked Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Nevada, which helps give families with sick children resources they need, such as housing and health care. They started the raffle this month.

RIP City Riders took apart a 1985 Harley FXRP and are rebuilding it from the frame. All the proceeds will go toward the Ronald McDonald House.

This is not the first time RIP City Riders are helping the charity. They have been volunteering at the house regularly for the past 3 years, from helping raise pantry items, to helping rebuild the playhouse.

"Everybody in this house has a heart bigger than their chest," said RIP City Rider Ray Merrill, "They are just amazing people. No one can do what they do."

RIP City Riders is excited to help the charity with the raffle. They are working hard to rebuild the motorcycle. They said it is valued at around $15,000.

"Someone is going to be extremely lucky and fortunate with this bike," said RIP City Rider Justin Mastalka. "The entire club has put all of their blood, sweat and tears on this bike."

The raffle will end June 9, when they will have an event with food, music and a bike ride. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Grand Sierra. The bikers will then go for a ride at 10:00 a.m. and will end up at the Lucky Beaver at South Virginia at noon. There will be food, music, and the raffle. If people do not ride bikes, they can meet the bikers at the Lucky Beaver at noon.

You can start buying raffle tickets. You can message the RIP City riders to purchase one here.