Riding a motorcycle is always a feel-good event. But when you combine your riding pleasure with a cause for the greater good of society, benefiting those less fortunate, the experience and personal satisfaction is elevated beyond the common Sunday morning ride.

As a group, motorcyclists are some of the most charitable people in the world – riding millions of miles each year while generating millions of dollars for a variety of good causes. Anyone can donate some money, but only motorcyclists can bring attention to a cause through the simple act of riding en masse with like-minded motorcyclists. Even participating in your local, annual toy run counts, but for those desiring something more, we’ve generated a list of a few larger, longer feel-good causes supported by motorcyclists. Many of which have been going on for decades.

For a little feel good, motorcycle inspiration, check the Dream Rangers video from a few years ago. Yes, it’s an advertisement for a bank, but it’s based on a true story and it certainly tugs at your heart strings as it displays the softer side of motorcycling.

  • fastfreddie

    I think Isle of man TT should get honorable mention.

  • Plastic Cup

    I know it’s not Harley-centric but for those of us into the vintage bike scene there is the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Distinguished Ladies are also welcome! This ride supports prostate cancer research and is held worldwide on the same day, September 27th to be exact. http://www.gentlemansride.com/

  • Scott

    Come Ride with http://www.motodracing.com, here’s our Event Schedule. It’s the best place to ride without any cops, guardrails, or cars getting in your way. http://www.motodracing.com/events

  • Steve Brooks

    The Tour of Honor sites will be released April 1. Benefiting veterans and first responder charities.