Bikers will ride for homeless Cincinnatians this Saturday

Posted at 4:30 AM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 08:29:07-04

CINCINNATI -- Antonio Holliday has two overriding passions in life: Food and motorcycles. He uses his love of the former in his job at City Gospel Mission, where he helps prepare more than 96,000 hot meals for Cincinnati's homeless and food-insecure residents every year.

He hopes to use the latter to help those same people by organizing the first-ever "Roar on the River" motorcycle run this Saturday.

"Pulling bikers together to put on a charity ride or benefit ride for the homeless, it breaks down the barriers," he said.

The charity ride will cover a 130-mile span between City Gospel Mission to Aberdeen and back, although riders can also opt to make a shorter, 60-mile trip to Moscow and back.

Holliday hopes to raise $10,000 to support mission programs that provide meals, classes, rides and addiction recovery services to its clients.

He knows firsthand how important all of these programs are to the people who participate -- before he worked at City Gospel Mission, he was a client. Holliday graduated from the Exodus addiction treatment program four years ago, and he still gets emotional talking about it today.

It's that experience that drives him to do as much as he can to help people still making the journey toward sobriety, security and happiness.

"The more an individual gives, the more we receive," he said. "The more we take, the less we have."

If you would like to give or volunteer to ride your own motorcycle in Roar on the River, you can learn more online.