Big G Express Announces 6th Annual Motorcycle Ride Benefiting St. Jude’s
Shelbyville, TN… Big G Express is planning its sixth annual Big G Motorcycle Ride June 5, 2021, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In partnership with the Tennessee Trucking Foundation, Big G’s fundraiser will help St. Jude continue to lead the way in how the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The ride is approximately 75 miles starting at 193 Aldi Blvd. in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and ending at Jim Oliver's Smokehouse Restaurant, 850 W. Main St. in Monteagle, Tenn. At the restaurant, all riders will be included in door prize drawings and a fundraiser auction will be held.
“I’m so excited about the ride,” says Tim Chelette, driver and fundraiser organizer with Big G Express. “This year, we’re going to be escorted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol [coordinated by the Tennessee Trucking Foundation] from the time we leave the Big G yard all the way to Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse. We’re going to be going in style, lights flashing and all!”
In a video address promoting the annual ride, Chelette noted that Big G riders and supporters raised $25,000 during last year’s ride –$15,000 more than the goal they set. Over five years, the fundraiser has collected $56,000 for St. Jude.
The 2021 ride begins with registration for $20 per motorcycle at 7:30 a.m. on June 5, then kickstands up at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.
The Big G Motorcycle Ride donations can be made directly to St. Jude here. “Imagine the enormous good that could be done for the children at St. Jude with donations of just $1 or $5,” says Chelette. “It’s people like you who show up, who show out and like to support St. Jude and it’s the children being treated there and their families who benefit because at the end of the day, $0 is what they pay. I need you to tell people and dig deep to raise some money!”
Anyone who would like to donate items for the auction should contact Tim Chelette (615-308-7502; [email protected]) All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.