The Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride

Southern California charity ride takes place August 3. Join fellow riders for a fun-filled day that benefits those stricken with mesothelioma.

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Last year, The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute organized a motorcycle ride to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Great Escape, the classic war movie starring Steve McQueen, the talented actor (and rider) who passed away from mesothelioma, the asbestos-related cancer that affects the lining of the chest.

This year, we're pleased to report that the PHLBI is again staging The Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride. On Sunday, August 3, the ride kicks off from Bartels' Harley-Davidson in Marina Del Rey, California, and is escorted up Pacific Coast Highway through the canyons to the beautiful Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. There, riders will enjoy a day of fun competitions, a ride-in bike show, music from a Johnny Cash tribute band (The Walking Phoenixes), a BBQ lunch, a live auction, and raffle prizes from the likes of Helmet House. Some 300 riders are expected to support this cause, and actor Perry King is serving as the Grand Marshal. Sign up and find more information at

This is clearly a wonderful opportunity to have some fun with riding friends while supporting a great cause. One-third of those diagnosed with mesothelioma, we’re told, are veterans, and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Pacific Meso Center at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, a non-profit research institute focused on finding better treatments for mesothelioma.

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