Roar on the Shore® is a world-class motorcycle rally held each July with the purpose of attracting approximately 165,000 visitors to Erie, Pennsylvania to raise money for a worthwhile charity while encouraging motorcycle riding, safety and fellowship.
The five-day rally has raised approximately $800,000 for charity over the past nine years. Past beneficiaries include the John Kanzius Cancer Research Fund, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie, local Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans and their families, SafeNet’s Big Backyard Children’s Garden, the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign, the Perry 200 Commemoration, the Boys & Girls Club of Erie, St. Patrick’s Haven, and Erie Homes for Children and Adults’ Project First Step.
Proceeds of the 2016 rally benefit the St. Martin Center New Playground Project, a state-of-the-art playground at the Center’s Erie facility. The playground is a vital tool and provides the children with a safe and functional recreation space. It will have an ADA-compliant ramp and activities geared toward children of all ages.