Saturday, August 20, 2016

Shellsville VFW Picnic Grounds

Miles for Smiles

Benefit Motorcycle Ride

The Miles for Smiles Motorcycle Ride benefiting CATRA began in August of 2012 and has quickly become one of CATRA’s largest annual fundraisers.

Initiated in 2011 by volunteers Tim and Deb Raber, the ride committee came together and undertook the task of creating the inaugural ride.  Response from the community was strong and continues to grow every year.


The Miles for Smiles ride typically takes places the 3rd Saturday of August.

The 2017 Miles for Smiles ride takes place on Saturday, August 19.


Each year riders leave from the Shellsville VFW picnic grounds, 343 N. Crawford Road, Shellsville, PA 17078.  The scenic 60-mile cross-country route moves through the Capital region of Pennsylvania and returns to the VFW picnic grounds for a huge celebration.  A delicious, fully catered meal, entertainment, door prizes, and a silent auction are all part of the afternoon’s festivities.


Riders who register on or before Monday, July 25 will receive a free ride t-shirt.  The $25 registration fee covers

  • Coffee & Donuts
  • 60-mile scenic ride
  • Catered lunch
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Door Prizes
  • Silent Auction

The cost for an additional rider is $20.  Meal only cost is $15.


The Miles for Smiles Benefit Motorcycle Ride welcomes sponsorship from local, regional, and national business organizations.  CATRA offers a variety of sponsorship levels to support the ride.  Sponsor logos are included on the event t-shirt and in a variety of ways on social media, newsletter, webpage, and other CATRA events.  Sign on early to ensure your logo on marketing materials.  We also appreciate in-kind donations to be used as door prizes, silent auction items, and more.  Contact us for more information about Miles for Smiles sponsorships.