Gearing up for a charity ride

(Courtesy Englewood Health)

Andiamo Restaurant in Haworth will host its 19th annual benefit motorcycle run on Sunday, September 9, at 10:20 a.m.; registration starts at 8. Nearly 1,000 riders and thousands of participants will join for one of New Jersey’s largest fundraisers on wheels.

The ride, led by a motorcycle police brigade, with representatives from police departments from all over New Jersey and New York, leaves from Andiamo and follows a 60-mile course through northeast New Jersey and southeast New York. The ride comes back to Andiamo and ends with a block party celebration, including food and entertainment. The rain date is September 16.

Proceeds support the Englewood Health Foundation, Haworth Volunteer Ambulance, Special Olympics, Haworth Police Auxiliary, Andiamo Scholarship, and other local charities.

Andiamo’s owner, Don Dickstein, initially launched the run in 2000 to raise funds for the Cresskill Police Department, and since has expanded the event in support of additional charity beneficiaries.

To register, go to andiamorun.com or call (201) 384-1551.

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