That rolling thunder heard earlier in the day on Sunday had nothing to do with the weather.
The Melha Riders held their seventh annual motorcycle ride, raising money for the Springfield Shriners Hospital for Children.
Well over 600 motorcycles took part in the ride from Westfield to the Shriners Hospital and on to the Melha Shrine Center.
In the past six years the ride has raised over $150,000.
The Shriners and the families involved with the hospital told CBS 3 that they appreciate all that goes into it.
As part of the event's kickoff, Vinnie DiMartino from Orange County Choppers was on hand to promote Massachusetts' "Motorcycles Are Everywhere" safety campaign.
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