Estrada rides again

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 19:00
Annual charity motorcycle ride set for Saturday

Actor Erik Estrada and the Blue Knights of Alaska are once again teaming up to help raise money for Dare to Care, a Chugiak-based nonprofit that helps feed lunch to school-age children.

The 2013 Ride to End Childhood Hunger will take motorcyclists from Anchorage to Wasilla on Saturday, June 29.

Last year, nearly 80 people participated in the inaugural ride, which raised $7,000.

“Last year was amazing,” said Dare to Care founder Bettsie Wild. “We were pleasantly surprised and happy with the turnout.”

Those who rode last year have been spreading the word, Wild said, and she hopes the event will grow.

“I think it will be wonderful,” she said.

This will be Estrada’s third trip to Alaska to help raise funds for Dare to Care. The actor known for his role on CHiPs came to Eagle River twice in 2012.

The nonprofit, which Wild started seven years ago, expands every school year, she said.

“The need grows each year,” Wild said.

All of the money raised from the ride will benefit Dare to Care, which primarily feeds students in the Mat-Su and Anchorage school districts.

The registration fee is $50. Those who collect $250 or more in donations will have that fee waived.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the House of Harley-Davidson on Spenard Road on Anchorage. The ride will finish at Denali Harley-Davidson on South Hyer Road in Wasilla followed by a barbeque that is open to the public.

Donations will be sought at the barbeque, which will start around noon, to help cover the cost of food.

For more information or to register, contact Wild at 264-6767, email [email protected] or visit

Riders can register the day of the event.


Contact Mike Nesper at 694-2727 or [email protected].

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