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Chrome City Success

IF YOU MISSED CHROME CITY RIDE AT THE BENEDICINE SCHOOL,
YOU MISSED ONE HECK OF AN EVENT!

RIDGELY, Md., (July 28, 2019 ) – More than 2,100 classic cars, street rods and motorcycles from six rally points across Maryland, thundered onto the Benedictine campus in Ridgely, Md., for Chrome City Ride on Sunday, July 28. The 18th annual ride raised over $105,000 to support the more than 200 children and adults with disabilities served by Benedictine.
The annual event, organized and run by volunteers, has grown into the state’s largest ride and has helped to raise over $2 million since the ride’s inception in 2011. Now, much more than a ride, Chrome City is a way for the community to learn more about Benedictine’s mission to help children and adults with development disabilities achieve their greatest potential.
Each year students dance along with Rockin’ Elvis, and riders and participants vie for the Sister’s Choice award. This year, an orange HD Turbo Road King was the grand prize winning bike, and Ray Nails ­ with a red and silver 1954 Pontiac Star Chief ­was the grand prize car winner.

red and silver 1954 Pontiac Star Chief
1954 Pontiac – The grand prize winner

New this year, was the Kid’s Choice awards going to Donald Teat in a national grand champion Huckster, and Mike Ledbetter in his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Chesapeake Classic Car Club members at the Chrome City Ride event
Bruce hands out samples of Startron fuel treatment


Generous sponsors, community partners, and volunteers continue to make the event a success year after year. Blake thanked the following businesses for helping to promote the event: CPR Classic Porsche Restoration in Easton, Outback Steakhouse in Annapolis, Rommel and Old Glory and Rommel Harley Davidson dealerships, and Hitchcock Autoworks, and for also serving as registration locations and rally points. Volunteers from Callahan’s Gas and Appliance in Centreville, Md., helped with parking the hundreds of cars on campus, along with volunteers from Choptank Transport in Preston, Md.

one of the rally sites for the 2019 Chrome City Ride
CPR was one of the rally & registration sites


Each rider passed under a large U.S flag at Benedictine’s front entrance
waving from a ladder truck. Famous Dave’s provided a hot BBQ lunch
and each rider took home a collectible T­shirt printed and designed by Benedictine’s graphics department.

motorcycles getting ready to leave for the Benedictine at one of the rally sites for the 2019 Chrome City Ride
a 1953 Ford
Bill’s 1953 Ford
cars lined up and ready to ride to the Benedictine at the 2019 Chrome City Ride