Sumner Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser File

The Homer Bradley Motorcycle Ride benefiting the Sumner County Food Bank will take place Saturday, Oct. 9.

After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the Homer Bradley Motorcycle Ride will return next month to help raise money to feed local hungry families.

The ride, which benefits the Sumner County Food Bank, will take place Saturday, Oct. 9. Registration will be held on the square in downtown Gallatin at 9 a.m. followed by the ride at 10 a.m. The cost is $20 per bike and $10 for a second rider.

“God has blessed me, so I need to get out and do something to show my appreciation for what all he has done for me,” organizer Homer Bradley, who is 93, said about the event.

The route will go approximately 70 miles through the county and will end at Triple Creek Park where a BBQ lunch will be provided by Ben and Amy Harris.

The fundraiser comes at a time when the nonprofit sees its biggest demand, according to James Gill, executive director of the food bank.

“Without this ride, I don’t know what we’d do,” Gill said about the importance of the event. “It’s that vital. Without Homer Bradley and people like him, we couldn’t do what we do.”

For more information about the motorcycle ride contact 615-452-4000, 615-452-1404 or email info@gallatintn.org.