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Bikers, Redskins fans ride for charity

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Hundreds of bikers and Redskins fans revved up their engines for a good cause.

Roughly 300 riders escorted a custom made Redskins bike from the Harley Davidson in Glen Allen to Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, where it was officially put up for auction.  

The bike flaunts the famous burgundy and gold, a Redskins mascot, and team signatures. 

"So that makes it priceless to me as a Redskin fan and a season ticket holder," said Matt McQuade.

McQuade was among the 300 who rode Saturday - escorting the bike to training camp. 

"We hope to do it every year at training camp," said Jane Rodgers - Executive Director of the Redskins Charitable Foundation. "We found an incredible partner in Richmond Harley. We hope they'll agree to do it again with us so we can create a unique bike every year to help support our programs in Richmond. 

The foundation partnered with Harley Davidson - hoping to raise $100,000 for the cause. Some of the money will go towards John Marshall, Armstrong, George Wythe, and Thomas Jefferson High Schools. 

"It's great. The biking community is such a close-knit group of people. It's fantastic, said Glen Allen Harley Davidson Owner George Wills.  

Some high school football players were selling tickets at camp. The team that sells the most will receive $10,000 for their athletic department.  Either way, Rodgers says each school will benefit from this fundraiser. 

A ticket is worth $20, and McQuade put six in the pot hoping his will be the lucky one.    

"This is a killer bike," McQuade said. "This is truly one-of-a-kind." 

The motorcycle is a 2013 Street Glide valued at $45,000, but priceless for devout Redskins fans. The raffle will last until all 5,000 tickets are sold out. The money will also go towards other community programs in the city.

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