8th Annual Owl Ride to benefit those with disabilities

July 30, 2018, 3:35 a.m. ·

Over 1,000 bike riders are expected to make their way throughout Omaha Saturday, August 4 to raise money for young adults with disabilities.

Riders can choose between a 17 and 7.5 mile course. Money raised during the event will go toward the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, an organization that works with the Munroe-Meyer Institute to provide programming for young adults with developmental disabilities.

Meyer Foundation President Mary McHale said many young adults with disabilities don’t have the same level of access to activities that other people do.

“We’re about bringing those same recreational opportunities to our adults with disabilities just like their typical peers would have,” McHale said.

McHale said the ride typically raises $50,000-75,000, all of which goes towards the foundation and its services.