Columbus police hosting second Blue Line Motorcycle Ride Saturday

Columbus police will be holding their second annual Blue Line Motorcycle Ride on Saturday.

Lt. Matt Harris, says the ride is another way to support the department’s DARE program. Each year, the department spends between $15 and $20,000 dollars from donations and fundraisers for the drug abuse education program, he said.

Last year’s motorcycle ride drew more than 200 riders. The ride is police-escorted through its entire 85-mile scenic route. It will include a mid-ride break at the Storey Inn in Brown County.

The ride will leave from Mann’s Harley Davidson in Edinburgh at 11 a.m. Registration starts on site at 9 a.m. and there will be no advance registrations. The ride will end at Donner Park at about 2 p.m. with lunch provided by Texas Roadhouse.

Harris says the event will be held rain or shine.

Tickets are $20 for a solo rider or $30 for a rider and passenger. You can get more information on the Columbus Police Department’s Facebook page