MCV does a lot more than ride bikes.
Motorcycle Club Five members can often be spotted at wearing their leather vests adorned with “V” patches, but again, these local residents do more than ride and hang out.
The Owings Mills/Reisterstown-based club’s charitable arm, MCVcares, was started in June 2011 when they rode in Ride Across America. In the winter, the club raised more than $5,000 to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan. Members even revved their engines at a in Glen Burnie last month. The Kansas church, known for its extreme position against homosexuality, was protesting outside of Glen Burnie High School.
This month, the club has launched its first “MCVcares for Kids” campaign, which will benefit . The Reisterstown school is for students in grades 6 - 12 with emotional disturbances, autism, learning disabilities and other health impairments and disabilities.
“MCVcares…will be raising funds by holding various motorcycle rallies and other charity events with an eye towards purchasing and donating important equipment to the school,” a press release said. “One important need identified by Hannah More’s Director of Education, Michael Kerins, and Director of Development, Joan Drebing, are high-tech interactive white-boards which would enable students to directly interact with technology based lesson plans and activities.”
These white boards cost between $2,000 and $5,000 and the school has an immediate need for at least five.
MCV’s Annual Spring Fling, on April 21st, will be the first of the MCVcares for Kids fundraising events. MCV will be leading a leisurely backroads ride to Codorus State Park for a barbeque lunch. It’s open to all motorcyclists and the general public.
Preceding the ride will be a breakfast at at 9:00am and the ride will leave promptly at 10:30 a.m. The club asks for aminimum donation of $15 per rider or $25 for rider with passenger, which includes breakfast, lunch and the ride.
Donations can also be sent to MCVcares, 400 Redland Court, Suite 110, Owings Mills, MD, 21117.