Motorcyclists will take to the roads this weekend for a charity run to help fund Camp Capella, that serves children and adults with disabilities.

Miles for Smiles is aptly named because the riders will travel about 90 miles in order to support a camp that brings a lot of smiles to the faces of folks who often don't have a lot to smile about. The campers in Dedham have a wide range of disabilities, both physical and emotional, that they deal with on a daily basis. Just getting through a day can be challenging. But at Camp CaPella, they get to spend time with others who face many of the same challenges. They're not 'different' at Phillips Lake. Instead, they can relax, be themselves, and take part in many activities in which they wouldn't usually get to participate.

But all that good work at the camp comes at a price. A full medical team needs to be on-hand to administer to the campers, and there need to be a lot of staff members to make sure the kids are well cared for. So fundraising events like this motorcycle ride are crucial to the successful running of the camp.

This Saturday, July 14th, motorcyclists are invited to join in on the Miles for Smiles ride, by showing up at Jim's Precision Auto in Brewer. Registration at the shop on Abbot Street starts at 9 a.m. and it will be 'kickstands up' at 10. The route will run approximately 90 miles, to Belfast and back, before ending up at the Bangor waterfront for a cookout.

Registration is $20 per bike with a suggested donation of $5 per passenger. Find more information on the Miles for Smiles Facebook page.

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