Bikers are taking over Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday, but for a good cause. More than 500 motorcycle riders will be participating in the First Annual Vision Ride to raise money for the Foundation for the Junior Blind, which provides programs and services for blind or visually impaired people of all ages and their families. One of its programs is Camp Bloomfield, the largest recreational program in the country for blind or visually impaired children and teens.
Junior Blind says it hopes to raise $50,000 through the event, which begins at 9 a.m. at the Rock Store in Agoura Hills, located at 30354 Mulholland Highway. From there, sponsored riders will travel down a 20-mile trek through Kanan Dume Road, take a quick left at Pacific Coast Highway, then continue straight to the final destination at the corner of Civic Center Way and Cross Creek Road.
Following the ride, festivities will begin at about 12:15 p.m. They include a performance by the Nelsen Adelard Band and Michael John & The Bottom Line, a tattoo contest, bike show awards and a raffle. The Really Spontaneous Theater Company, a group of improvisational actors, will also perform throughout the day.
The Vision Ride’s master of ceremonies is Ray Gonzales, host of KTLA’s “Pacesetters.” Gonzales featured Junior Blind on his show in April. Also helping with the event is actor and musician Mickey Jones. The longtime entertainer has performed with some of the top musicians and played hundreds of characters in film and television, including a stint as Peter Bilker on “Home Improvement.”