DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The ride for the Ronald McDonald House Charity was held Saturday, June 10 in Dayton.

The 70 mile poker run began in Washington Township. The group stopped in Springboro, Spring Valley, Beavercreek, and ended in Waynesville.

Organizers Mike and Paula Schmitz along with a group of ride committee members and presenting sponsors presented a check for $37,403.00 on Saturday, July 17. According to a release, that’s up from the 2020 contribution of $11,353.83. The donation was also more than the total raised since the ride’s inception in 2018. The combined total from 2018-2020 was $35,233.

“This a record-breaking, actually record-shattering year for us which is due to the efforts of all of our volunteers and committee members helping,” said Mike Schmitz.

The event was the 4th annual ride for Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton. Last year, the ride was canceled due to the pandemic. 

More than 220 bikers participated in the event.