SOUTH CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Earlier this morning it was kickstands up for The 28th Annual American Pride Ride. Motorcyclists from around the region helped raise money for local charities through a ride that resembled a parade.

The ride began at the Corning Building Company and made stops in Jasper, Arkport, Bath, Watkins Glen, and at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport. Hundreds of bikers raised money and donated toys that will help benefit several local charities for kids and veterans.

These charities include the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 803, VA Volunteer Organization., and the Children's Miracle Network.

"It takes a village to raise a kid. It takes a community to fundraise for kids. So it just means a lot that we have them here, um, you know, donating their dollars, their hard earned dollars so we can be able to help our kids in our community," said Lauren Little, the Children's Miracle Network program director at Arnot Health.

Merchandise from the ride along with raffles for prizes would help the fundraising efforts. All of the proceeds from the ride go straight to the charities benefiting from the ride -- and the bikers involved got to enjoy a meal at the Arnot Mall once the ride was finished.