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OUR STORY


RIDING TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN - LEARN MORE & DONATE TODAY!

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OUR STORY


RIDING TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHILDREN - LEARN MORE & DONATE TODAY!

 


SCOTT RESSMEYER — Miracle Rider

When a guy gets a Harley®, his first motorcycle, on his 40th birthday, it’s a nice story. When he rides that same motorcycle through 48 states ten years later for his 50th, it’s a great story. When that “once-in-a-lifetime” trip grows into a big annual charity ride, it’s something truly special.

But if not for a chance encounter with a thundering herd of Harleys at a gas station in 1998, this great ride for a great cause may never have become even a glimmer in Scott Ressmeyer’s eye.

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THE RIDERS


MEET THE CREW - OUR BROTHERHOOD THAT CARES

THE RIDERS


MEET THE CREW - OUR BROTHERHOOD THAT CARES

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Scott Ressmeyer

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Mike Frank

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Gary McDowell

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David McNeil

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Mike Jolley

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Tim Wynn

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Rick Stinson

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Kevin Simms

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Brian Brock

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Doug Colburn

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Steve Tennant

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Jonnie Ellerbee

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Mike Hamby

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Vernon Griggs

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Mike Langford

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Andrew Wade

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Ken Tidwell

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Ronnie Wilson

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Hank Lewis

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Brice Patterson

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Dave Hinson

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James Leatherwood

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Billy Edmundson

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Brad Hansen


Riders Not Pictured: 

Mark Alexander, Pat Carpenter, Mike Cunningham, Ray Eckel,
Cody Jolley, Ralph Kingrey, Walt Rosso

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ARCTIC CIRCLE RIDE


ARCTIC CIRCLE RIDE



THE MIRACLE RIDE TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

 Benefitting Our House — “Making a difference in one child’s life.”

The Program

 In 1856, The Bibb County Widows and Orphans Home was established “3 miles outside the city of Macon”. In the years after the Civil War, citizens in Middle Georgia suffered along with the rest of the region with lack of jobs, income, and food. Rev. Jessie Boring, a Civil War chaplain, worked across The Georgia Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South to establish a place of refuge for needy children and youth. In 1872, Bibb County sold this Home to the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church for one dollar, and the organization began its journey from an orphanage to a residential treatment and foster care provider, that shelters while nourishing and enriching each child’s life to prepare them to transition into productive, healthy adult members of society. Over the last 141 years, the Home has evolved from a 92-acre working farm with a few small buildings to a beautiful residential campus that provides hope and happiness to at-risk children and youth.

Today the Methodist Home is a multi-faceted residential care home providing a continuum of specialized treatment programs that address the needs of abused, neglected and abandoned children. The Methodist Home’s mission seeks to respond to Christ and the Church as we restore lost childhoods, strengthen families and cultivate a people-building organization. Since 1872, the Methodist Home has exemplified this mission and provided a safe haven and impacted the lives of more than 12,000 children from across the State of Georgia through our operations in Macon, Americus, Valdosta, St. Marys, Columbus, and Waverly Hall. The Methodist Home exists as a faith-based organization to provide at-risk youth the security, education and hope necessary to break the cycle of abuse and neglect and grow into contributing and productive adult members of society.

The 2017 Ride to the Arctic Circle hopes to raise enough money to repair the crumbling foundation of Arabella.  With cracks in the foundation the kitchen and other areas are literally separating.  Rebuilding this foundation would also help this wonderful Christian organization continue their work for years to come focusing their time, energy and resources on the children who live there and the foundation of their future. However the Riders are making a multi-year commitment to Our House and hope to offer more much needed funds to help the children on both campuses for years to come.

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DONATE


DONATE


THREE EASY WAYS TO DONATE!

Every little bit helps! Please choose your best method of donating today and
thank you for helping us to make a difference in these kids lives. 

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CREDIT CARD 

Saving trees is your thing huh? We have a way! Pay by credit card online thru:
The Community Foundation

Choose the "The Scott’s Ride Fund" and process your card as usual. A receipt will be emailed to you shortly.

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CHECK

Love a paper trail, we got you covered!
Make checks payable to:

The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley

MAIL TO:
1340 13th Street
Columbus, GA 31901-2345
Attn: The Scott’s Ride Fund
Tax ID # 58-2381589

SPONSORS


SPONSORS


Meet the people that make this all possible!

Thank you doesn't go far enough in expressing our gratitude to the individuals and business that help us fund the
rides to raise money for these children. You are all greatly appreciated and we could not do this with out you!!
Not a sponsor? Hit us up to find out how you can get in on the next ride with your generous donation.

 
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PRESENTING SPONSOR — SYNOVUS® — WHY WE HELP...

"At-risk children in our community have a committed and caring group of friends in Scott's Miracle Riders. Their unique outreach and support is fun and exciting, but they take their mission to make a difference in the lives of children very seriously!"
– Becky Rumer, Chief Administrative Officer

"Scott’s Miracle Ride is one of the everyday miracles that make Columbus a truly special place." -Kessel Stelling, Chairman and CEO


 
 

Wanda and Shelby Amos   §   Blackwells   §   Brookstone Class of 2019   §   Blue Knights GA V   §   Burger King

Chemseal Asphalt Maintenance   §   Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau   §   Columbus Regional Health

Doyle Wealth Management   §   Dykes Body Shop   §   Extreme Power Sports   §   Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Industrial Contracting Services   §   MarJac   §   McCauley Propeller-Uplift   §   Mercedes Benz of Columbus

Judy Thomas   §   Royal Anchor Tattoo   §   TSYS   §   Turfscapes   §   W.C. Bradley Company   §   WellsFargo