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Faith & Freedom Ride Kick-starts Roar on the Shore

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They're not who you would typically expect to see on a motorcycle.

But nearly a dozen of the Sisters of Saint Joseph helped kick-start the 8th Annual Roar on the Shore celebration, by riding in the first ever Faith and Freedom Bayfront Ride.

All of the proceeds from this year's event, will benefit the Saint Patrick's Haven, which is a shelter for homeless men.

"There's often a misperception of the homeless, but so many of these people are really in need of our help,” said Sister Mary Herrmann.  “When they don't have a place to go, we're glad to help for a while."

The ride came to an end near Perry Square to the music of Ted Nugent cover band Stranglehold.

The music and the rides are just a few reasons that bikers from all over travel to Erie, to take part in the event

"We love it.  That's why we're back again,” said Ron Baumgart of Florida.  “We were here for the fifth annual and now were back for the eighth."

"I love everything about Roar on the Shore,” said Steve Baumgart.  “Checking out the bikes, the music, local bands, and the main event bands."

The event is expected to attract more than 100 thousand bikers, and pump millions of dollars into the local economy.

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