RIDGELY, Md., (July 28, 2019) – More than 2,100 classic cars, street rods and motorcycles from six rally points across Maryland, thundered onto the Benedictine campus in Ridgely, Md., for Chrome City Ride on Sunday, July 28. The 18th annual ride raised over $105,000 to support the more than 200 children and adults with disabilities served by Benedictine.
The annual event, organized and run by volunteers, has grown into the state’s largest ride and has helped to raise over $2 million since the ride’s inception in 2011. Now, much more than a ride, Chrome City is a way for the community to learn more about Benedictine’s mission to help children and adults with development disabilities achieve their greatest potential.
Each year students dance along with Rockin’ Elvis, and riders and participants vie for the Sister’s Choice award. This year, an orange HD Turbo Road King was the grand prize winning bike, and Ray Nails – with a red and silver 1954 Pontiac Star Chief –
was the grand prize car winner. New this year, was the Kid’s Choice awards going to Donald Teat in a national grand champion Huckster, and Mike Ledbetter in his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Generous sponsors, community partners, and volunteers continue to make the event a success year after year. Blake thanked Classic Porsche Restoration in Easton for helping to promote the event, as well as Outback Steakhouse in Annapolis, Rommel and Old Glory and Rommel Harley Davidson dealerships, and Hitchcock Autoworks and the for serving as registrations locations and rally points. Volunteers from Callahan’s Gas and Appliance in Centreville, Md., helped with parking the hundreds of cars on campus, along with volunteers from Choptank Transport in Preston, Md.