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Mungenast Motorsports helps raise $25k at annual Bike and Badge Ride

October 18, 2011

The roar of motorcycles echoed through the streets of south St. Louis County earlier this month as local riders geared up for the seventh annual Dave Mungenast Sr. Memorial Bike and Badge Ride.

On Sunday, October 2, more than 250 motorcycle diehards rolled into Mungenast Motorsports to help support the BackStoppers, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance and support to the spouses and children of fallen police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Before the 100-mile journey to Ste. Genevieve, all participants took part in a commencement ceremony, where a military-style bagpipe performance was held; a minister blessed each bike in attendance; and a police escort rallied every rider to the streets.

This year’s event generated $25,000 for the BackStoppers, and over the last six years, more than $175,000 has been donated to the group.

“We are so happy with this year’s turnout,” said Shan Herwig, business development manager at Mungenast St. Louis Honda. “This event would not be successful without the support of the community. Everyone who came out is truly making a difference in the lives of those who rely on the support of the BackStoppers. Hopefully we can continue to help those in need through this event.”

To see pictures of this year’s ride, click here.