A long caravan of motorcyclists decked out in the Halloween spirit will soon be making its way through South Brunswick.
The annual Skull Riders Halloween ride is set for Oct. 31 to raise money for a local child in need. The Skull Riders, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout the area who dress up in costumes and decorate their bikes, will be taking a run through South Brunswick to give out candy to kids along their route throughout town.
The group was founded by longtime resident Tom Dardani, who passed away from cancer on on April 20.
This year's Skull Rider run will benefit a family from South Brunswick with a child who was diagnosed with a serious illness. Ray Fantel is just 4-years-old and has been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
“We just bought a conversion van so Ray can sit in his wheelchair (soon he will have a power wheelchair) and be locked in safely," said Ray's mother via release. "Now, we are in the process of building an addition on the house to serve as his bedroom, bathroom and therapy room. Ray is getting too big to safely carry up and down the stairs and our house is not set up properly for him. We are so excited about the addition because it will give Ray the space that he needs and the freedom to move where he wants in his power wheelchair. The proceeds from the Halloween Run will be used for the addition, so we cannot thank you enough for your help!”
This year's Skull Riders Charity Run will take place on Oct. 31 with registration beginning at 5 p.m. at VFW Post 9111 at 11 Henderson Road. The event will include door prizes, food, and raffles. The bike run will begin at 6:30 p.m. The cost per rider is $20 and the cost per passenger is $10.
Skull Riders Halloween caravan route:
6:30 p.m.Start: VFW, 11 Henderson Road, Kendall Park Right Blackhorse Right Georges Road Right Georges Road at 5 Corners Left Viking Way Left Revere Road Left Potomac Left Lexington Left Tremain Rd Left Champlain Left Chesapaeke Left Sherman Left Viking Way Left Elliot Left Yorktown Left Putnam Left Georges Road Right Stanley Ave Left Kingston Right Route 522 Right New Road Left Wheeler Left Brandt Rd Left Providence (Highgate Community) Left Lehigh Drive Left Lafayette Drive Right Gateway Right Providence (Highgate Community) Left Brandt Rd Left Wheeler Left Kingsley Left Hastings Right Starling Left Raleigh Right Hastings Right New Road Left Pyne Road Right Kendall Road Left Cambridge Road Right Kendall Road Right Hawthorne Left Sand Hill Right Stillwell Road Left Emerald Road Right Sand Hill Left Eastern Drive Left Sand Hill Right Route 27 Right Beekman Right Jared Blvd Straight Lori Drive Left Eleanor Drive Right Crestview Drive Left Henderson Rd. End at VFW
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