On Saturday, June 5, beginning at 9 a.m., riders from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department will be out on their choppers and other motorbikes to help raise some money. 

Fortunately for area speeders, this time around the department won’t be raising that money by issuing traffic tickets.  Instead, the officers will be participating in the 2021 Iron Chariot Ride – an annual charity motorcycle event held to raise funds and awareness for a good cause: the Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge.

The ride, which will be over in time for a group lunch, will begin in the Teen Challenge parking lot at 1912 Boulevard St. in Greensboro.

The group of riders, escorted by officers from the Sheriff’s Department, will end up back from whence they came – the organization’s parking lot.  Then the riders will enjoy lunch as well as a “time of sharing” with the students. 

Those students are men who are on the road to recovery from substance abuse.

Guilford County Sheriff Rogers will be there along with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department’s Motorcycle Team.

Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge is a Christ-based addiction recovery program that’s targeted at helping men 18 years old or older.  The group’s stated goal is “To introduce hope and healing to individuals with life-controlling problems through a personal, loving relationship with Jesus Christ so they may live successfully in society.”

The program works to help those with substance abuse problems become “whole persons” who are “mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive.”

The ride, which brings together motorcycle enthusiasts from all walks of life, has been a go-to to fundraiser for the addiction recovery group for over a decade.