Eyewitness News Channel 3 & Country 92.5 FM Saddle Up
To Support Boot Scootin,’ Hair Raisin’ Benefit Ride

HARTFORD, Conn. Country 92.5 FM and WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News are saddling up to kick start the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter 8th annual MS Motorcycle Ride Sunday, July 20.

2007 Grand Marshall"Riding is a passion," said Hogan, who has been named this year’s MS Motorcycle Ride grand marshal. "It’s great when we can bring the biking community together for a worthy cause. There is no cure for MS. When we band together great things can happen. Each person’s support and contribution to the cause helps to make a difference in the lives of those in our state living with multiple sclerosis."

Local CBS affiliate WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News is for a fifth year teaming up with the Connecticut to help raise awareness and promote the event. Clear Channel radio Country 92.5 FM is for the fist year partnering with the chapter to also support the ride and raise awareness.

Multiple sclerosis is a potentially debilitating autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. The cause is unknown and there currently is no cure. Symptoms can include, among other things, numbness in the limbs, difficulties with vision and speech, stiffness, loss of mobility and, in some more severe cases, total paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted. Funds raised through chapter events, such as the MS Motorcycle Ride, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with MS.

The ride traverses a 50-mile route through Connecticut’s breathtaking countryside and quaint back roads. The ride features a down home barbeque and finish line activities that include live music, vendors, drawings for prizes and much more.

Pre-registration is $30 per biker and $20 per passenger. Registration the day of the event is $35 per riders and $25 per passenger. Registration fees include the finish line barbeque. The fee is just $10 per person for those who do not wish to ride but who would like to take part in the finish line festivities to include the barbeque. Event day registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The ride kick starts from Cadillac Ranch at 11 a.m. Cadillac Ranch is located at 45 Jude Lane in Southington. Learn more by visiting:

The 2007 ride raised more than $42,000. This year’s ride is expected to raise about $50,000. Bikers are encouraged to form motorcycle teams and raise funds. Team Web pages can be created at For more details on the 2008 MS Motorcycle Ride, please tune to WFSB-TV Channel 3 Eyewitness News and; Country 92.5 FM and; or visit



CUTLINE from left to right: News anchor Kevin Hogan, WFSB-TV Eyewitness News 3, readies with Mansfield resident Peter Rich and State Sen. Edith Prague to lead more than 1,200 bikers from TSI Harley-Davidson/Buell in Ellington, Conn., to the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds in the 2007 MS Motorcycle Ride. Hogan and Prague served as co-grand marshals of the 2007 benefit ride held Sunday, July 22. Hogan is teamed up with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter to serve as the 2008 MS Motorcycle Ride grand marshal. This year’s 50-mile ride starts and finishes at Cadillac Ranch in Southington, Conn.


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