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Katye's Helping Hands Motorcycle Ride 2019

Katye's Helping Hands is gearing up for its annual motorcycle run! 

The run will take place at Gravel Hill United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 

Registration is from 9:00-10:45 

Kickstands go up at 11:00 

This is a Guardian Knight escorted motorcycle ride. Following the ride, lunch will be provided which includes a pig roast, and various side dishes provided by Texas Road House! This is an event that you won't want to miss! Various door prizes and silent auction items will also be available. 

Katye Appears on Good Day PA

Katye appeared on Good Day PA to talk about the upcoming motorcycle ride. Katye's Helping Hands would like to thank everyone on Good Day PA who made it possible for Katye to come on the show! 

Katye is on Bob 94.9 with Nancy and Newman

Motorcycle Ride 2018 Information!


Saturday September 22nd, 2018

This year is the 10th annual motorcycle ride! Start off the day with a complimentary breakfast. Then enjoy a motorcycle ride escorted by the Guardian Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. After the ride you will be escorted back, to Gravel Hill United Methodist Church where you will enjoy a pig roast, door prizes and much more! All Proceeds will benefit Katye's Helping Hands!

Registration will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 10:45 AM. 

Kickstands up at 11:00 with the ride returning to the start location (Gravel Hill United Methodist Church) at 2:00 PM. 

Motorcycle Ride/ Community Day


The Ride will take place on Saturday September 23, 2017 at Gravel Hill United Methodist Church. 

Registration will begin at 9:00am and last till 10:45am. Kick stands go up at 11:00 AM. 

The cost is $20.00 per rider and all proceeds go to support Katye's Helping Hands. 



Community Day Schedule

Here's a snapshot of the day's events:

  • 9:00-10:45 am:  Charity Motorcycle Registration.  Click here to print out registration and waiver.  
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm:  Charity Motorcycle Ride led by the Guardian Knights.
  • 2:00 - 5:00 pm:  Palmyra Area ChiliFest & Chili Cook-Off.  Click here to print out Cook's Registration.  Click here for Sponsorship Info.
  • 2:00 - 6:00 pm:  FREE food featuring Pig Roast, beef BBQ, hot dogs from Berks, walking tacos, various salads, snacks, and plenty of dessert.
  • 2:00 - 6:00 pm:  FREE inflatables by Tents and Events and Eagle Rental, Carnival Games, Door Prizes, Balloons by Trist'n Shout Balloons (3-6 pm), Vendor and Business Booths, and Music.
    • 2:30 - 3:00 pm:  Music by First United Methodist Praise Team
    • 3:00 - 3:30 pm:  Music by Mark Wesling
    • 3:30 - 4:00 pm:  Music by Zaylon Hoffman
  • 2:00 - 7:30 pm:  Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank Blood Drive
  • 4:00 - 4:15 pm:  Melon Walk sponsored by Paramount Sports Complex.
  • 4:15 - 4:30 pm:  Pie-Eating Contest sponsored by Cassel's Bakery.
  • 4:45 - 5:15:  Music by the Gravel Hill Praise Team
  • 5:15 pm:  Door Prize Winners Announced.  Click here to print out your Door Prize Ticket.
  • 5:30 pm:  Vacation Bible School Dance Party.
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm:  FREE ZooAmerica Presentation.
  • 7:00 - 7:45 pm:  Contemporary Worship featuring the Gravel Hill Praise Team and a message from Pastor Shawn Lochinger.

Additional Charity Ride Information:  The Guardian Knights are back once again to lead our Cycles for Life Charity Motorcycle Ride.  All proceeds from the ride will go to Katye's Helping Hands, a local non-profit organization that supports the families of fallen police officers and fire fighters.  The ride route will be determined closer to the event date.  Free food will be available for all riders before and after the ride along with a gift to all participants.  Each rider will be eligible to win a door prize.  Door Prize winners will be announced immediately following the ride in the lobby of Gravel Hill UMC.  Rain date for the ride will be Sunday, September 24.  

Additional ChiliFest & Chili Cook-Off Information:  The second annual Palmyra Area ChiliFest & Chili Cook-Off is coming to Gravel Hill for 2017.  Last year ChiliFest was held at Trinity UCC and despite the weather, we had over 200 people come out to enjoy the food and the cook-off.  Speaking of the cook-off, in 2016 we had ten cooks competing for the best chili in the area.  Judges from Babe's Grill, Lisa's Cafe, and Texas Roadhouse awarded the Top 3 Chili Cooks and the people selected the People's Choice.  Check out the Palmyra Area ChiliFest Facebook Pagefor last year's photos and up-to-the-minute info on this year's event.  Cook Registration is FREE this year for those who enter before August 15, 2017.  Registration forms and Sponsorship Forms are available in the "Snapshot" section above.  

 Additional Community Day Information:  Since 2010, Community Day has been an event created for two purposes.  The first purpose was and continues to be to provide Palmyra and the surrounding communities with a fun, family-oriented event which is free to everyone who attends.  Free food.  Free Balloons.  Free Games.  Free Music.  It is an opportunity for fellowship and laughter and memory-making.The second purpose was and continues to be to raise money through good-will donations to help a local charity or family in need.  Over the past seven years, on behalf of our LEHNding Hands Outreach, we have donated nearly $20,000 to local organizations, charities, and families in need.  LEHNding Hands is the name of our outreach which honors the memory of Kim Lehn, a former member of Gravel Hill UMC who fought valiantly a terrible battle with cancer. 

 Current Door Prize Donations:  New Liberty Start-Up and 1st Month Free from New York Fitness, 2 Adventure Packages for Mountain Adventurers ages 5+ at Roundtop Mountain Resort, $20 Gift Certificate to the Sinkhole Saloon, 1 hour of Bowling & Shoe Rental for Palmyra Bowling, Ninja Open Gym Passes from Paramount Sports Complex, 1-Month FREE Fitness Membership from Paramount Sports Complex, Kidnazium Punch Card from Paramount Sports Complex, Palmyra Garden Club, Woven Maize Storage Cube from Signature Homestyles ($70 value), Lisa's Café Gift Certificate, Dafno's Italian Grill Gift Certificate, Paparazzi Accessories Gift Basket, Lunch for Two at Trevi 5 from the Hotel Hershey, Gift Basket from PARPC, Thirty-One gift Bag from Maggi Lehn, Escape Room Level 6 Gift,  Gift Basket from the Girl Scouts Heart of PA

Want to be a Vendor?  Click here to print out your Vendor Application Form Front.  Vendor Application Form Back.  Current Vendors:  Paramount Sports Complex, Palmyra Public Library, Kathy Whitman's Avon, Sylvan Learning Center, Central PA Blood Bank, Joan Farabaugh's PLEXUS, Girl Scout Heart of PA, Escape Room Level 6, Judy McMillan's Signature Homestyles, Maggi Lehn's Thirty-One, Susquehanna Service Dogs, Kaylor's Paparazzi Accessories, Thrivent Financial, The Pennsylvania Mounted State Police

For more information click here 

Motorcycle Registration Forms

Below you will find the Registration Form, as well as the ride waiver each rider is required to fill out. 

2017 Ride Flyer (jpg)


Registration Form (jpg)


Ride Waiver (pdf)


Hear From the Founder Herself

Katye's Helping Hands is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Katye's Helping Hands supports the children of fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters when their parent is killed in the line of duty. 

Katye's non-profit is dedicated to Trooper Joshua D. Miller; a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper who lost his life June 7, 2009. Click here to read about Trooper Miller.  

2012 Motorcycle Ride

Watching the bikes take off for the ride! We wish them a safe trip! 

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Katye's Helping Hands

1917 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110, US

(717) 943-3344