Gov. Rauner joins biking 'brothers' in ride for charity

Gov. Bruce Rauner joined dozens of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts Sunday in a ride from Elburn to Batavia to benefit children and families in need.

For a third time since becoming governor, Rauner got aboard his Harley Davidson to take part in the DuKane Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois annual Toy and Food Run. The event, now in its 31st year, raises money and collects food and toys for several area charities.

“It’s great to hop on my Harley and go on this ride that benefits our most vulnerable Illinoisans with my fellow brothers,” Rauner said in a news release. “These charities and organizations assist many people. Let’s use this run to help them.”

The ride began at Knuckleheads Tavern in Elburn and ended a little more than 12 miles away at the Batavia VFW, where riders and other supporters of the cause celebrated with food, music and other entertainment.

A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is a motorcycle safety and rights organization that aims to protect motorcyclists and raise awareness in the community through speaking engagements, education and visits to clubs and organizations.

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