Dierks Bentley spent Sunday on a motorcycle in Columbus, Ohio, raising over $143,000 for Columbus’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital during his Miles & Music for Kids charity bike ride. One thousand bikers stretched eight miles behind Dierks as he led them towards the LC Pavilion, where an additional 4,000 fans were waiting for an afternoon concert.
Dierks’ Miles & Music for Kids series is in its fifth year and has raised over $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The event, first held in Nashville, expanded in 2009 to include stops in Phoenix, Dallas-Forth Worth, Seattle, Atlanta and now Columbus. Miles & Music for Kids is scheduled to take place in Chicago and Nashville later this year.
“MILES AND MUSIC for KIDS today in Columbus. one of the best things I get to do each year. let’s raise a bunch of money for @nationwidekids,” Dierks tweeted before the ride started. He kept fans up to date throughout the day with various tweets from the road and the show. He was joined by Miss Willie Brown and Josh Thompson for the post-ride concert.
For more information Miles & Music for Kids, visit www.dierks.com.