ADAMS -- Local motorcycle riders took to the city streets Sunday for the 31st annual Fall Run to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield.
Last year's ride pushed the total amount donated since 1989 to $456,374, close to the organizers' goal of $500,000.
The amount raised by Sunday's run was not available by press time, but Michael Robert, owner of Custom City Cycle and one of the event's organizers, said last Wednesday that he hoped to raise more than $20,000 with this run.
"Even with the economy as it is, it's been running $20,000 to $25,000 each year," Robert said.
The ride -- a roughly 70-mile trek -- took participants up Route 116 and through Savoy and over Route 8A, then onto Route 9, Route 112 and finally Route 2 through Charlemont and to the Mohawk Trail. The caravan also stopped at Mohawk Park Campground on Route 2 in Charlemont.
Some years, Roberts said last week, the number of bikes reaches 2,000, with over 3,000 participants. The number of motorcycles and riders in this year's run was not available in time for this story.