Bikers for Babies in Binghamton

By Perry Russom

July 27, 2013 Updated Jul 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Dozens of bikers went for a ride Saturday throughout central New York in the name of charity.

Around 30 bikers from the area joined hundreds of riders across the state for the 21st Annual Bikers for Babies.

The ride raises money for March of Dimes, an organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies.

Jennifer Elle, of Whitney Point, was one of the bikers in the ride.

"I'm a special education teacher and I've worked with students of varying levels of disabilities, including extreme physical disabilities and anything we can do to decrease the likelihood of that occurring is something that should be done," said Elle.

Premature birth affects more than 30,000 babies in New York state every year.

The money raised by the March of Dimes is used to fight causes of premature birth.

The ride took off from Southern Tier Harley Davidson on Upper Front Street and ended at Jamesville Beach in Onondaga County.