Motorcycle ride to benefit children, teens at Woodridge Hospital


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Money donated during an upcoming motorcycle ride will be given to Woodridge Hospital to benefit the children and teens being treated there.

The Ridge Run Benefit Ride will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at Smith Brothers Harley-Davidson in Johnson City. Registration starts at 9 a.m.

From Johnson City, the ride will go to South Unicoi County via U.S. Interstate 26, then to U.S. Highway 23 across Spivey Mountain to Cane River and back to Erwin via Poplar and Unaka mountains. The total ride length is 75 miles.

Donations of $20 per bike are requested.

Woodridge Hospital is a 75-bed inpatient provider of mental health and chemical dependency services for adults, teens and children ages 6 and older.

For the children and teens who seek treatment at Woodridge, there is a strong parental or guardian involvement that is encouraged by the treatment team. This team provides specialized educational groups for parents and guardians that help with the transition back home in order to increase positive coping skills outside the hospital.

Woodridge Hospital provides a full academic program for children and teens licensed by the Tennessee State Department of Education. The adolescent unit at Woodridge is equipped with a classroom to help ensure that the patients do not fall behind in their studies.

For more information, contact Denise Clark at 423-367-4802 or by email at

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