What does a hungry biker need to sustain himself on a 50-mile trip through the wilds of Harford County? How 'bout coffee, orange juice, bagels and biscuits with sausage gravy? That's what awaited about 100 guests of the March of Dimes of Maryland's "VIP Breakfast" in the Log Cabin at Jones Junction in Bel Air.
The spread was a precursor to the day's big event -- the "5th Annual March of Dimes RIDE." Some 3000 motorcyclists rode a scenic route through Harford County, having raised pledges that totaled more than $205,000 for the March of Dimes' fight to save babies and lower infant mortality and pre-term delivery rates in Maryland.
Those at the breakfast had raised or donated at least $1,000 for the event. Among the group: Larry and Terri Jones, event co-chairs; Danny and Gail Jones, Bob and Carol Little, Steve and Tracy Elsnic, Amy Tucker, and Chris Streett, event committee members; Hank Ankeny, Mike Coady and Mike Forthman, March of Dimes of Maryland board members; Tracy Smith Hart, March of Dimes Maryland state director; Dave Capozzoli, Great Train Robbery bass player; Terry Moreland, Moreland Lawn & Landscape, Inc. president; Debbie and Jerry Cook, Stewart's Root Beer co-owners; John Cappell, Tony's Pizza owner; Gloria Taylor, U.S. Army, administrative support assistant; Ellyn Wujcik, Hyundai district sales manager; Robert Jones, Maaco auto body repairman; Susan Grupp, retired Henderson-Webb customer service representative; Kevin Wagstaff, Nissan dealer Baltimore operations manager; Pat Curry, Heritage Chrysler-Plymouth collision technician; and Alec Robinson, March of Dimes Maryland poster boy.