BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) — Saturday, May 12 is the date for the 19th annual Great Teddy Bear Run.
The Great Teddy Bear Run is a motorcycle ride that raises awareness to help prevent child abuse in our community.
The event was originally scheduled for last month, but due to bad weather, the date was changed to this Saturday.
Proceeds go to the Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center (BRACAC). The teddy bears, of course, are also an important part of the event.
“Each motorcyclist brings a teddy bear to the center. Our center (BRACAC) provides services to children who have been victimized by child sexual abuse. So after a medical exam, kiddos are able to come in here and pick out a teddy bear,” says Jennifer Bryant, director.
Bryant says around 500 motorcyclists are expected to participate.
Registration the day of the event is at 9:00 a.m. at the Warren County Justice Center. At 11:15 a.m. the bikes will leave from the Justice Center and start the route through town which will end at Harley Davidson on Cumberland Trace Road.
Bowling Green Police will have the route blocked to traffic to ensure the safety of the motorcyclists. The ride from the Justice Center to Harley Davidson is expected to take about one hour.