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They went hog wild!

More than 100 motorcyclists motored through Brooklyn for the ninth-annual Ride2Live tour to benefit Maimonides Breast Cancer Center on Oct. 17. The disease, which killed an estimated 40,000 Americans in 2015, even affects tough-guy bruisers on chromed-out cruisers, one Harley owner said.

“It’s near and dear to me personally because my mom is breast cancer survivor — thank god,” said Highlanders Motorcycle Club member Steven Gates, who has been involved in the rides since 2009.

He brought survivor Cheryl Schafer on the back of his Harley-Davidson for Saturday’s borough-spanning ride, which started at the 62nd Street Breast Cancer Center in Borough Park, rumbled up to Barclay’s Center in Prospect Heights, then motored down to an after-party at the Knights of Baron De Kalb in Sheepshead Bay.

Riders donated money to fund research at the center, which treats 7,500 patients each year, according to a hospital press release. The center’s director of the, an avid motorcycle rider, led the pack, which included half a dozen local motorcycle club, officials said.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the center will host a fund-raiser car show in its parking lot on Oct. 25 and a pink-themed fashion show at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg on Nov. 17.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at dlynch@cnglocal.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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