Riding for charity with Gregory Helms

Riding for charity with Gregory Helms

Out of action since May 2007 due to a neck injury, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms is still making time to connect with our fans — and it's for a good cause.

"I might not be able to entertain my fans for a while," Helms told WWE.com in an exclusive interview, "but I am trying to help out in whatever ways I can."
Before the end of April, Helms will join fellow Harley-Davidson riders in two motorcycle rallies to benefit charity. On April 20, the WWE Superstar will be part of the Project Prevent Wheels Across America in Raleigh, N.C., to benefit child abuse prevention. The second rally will be the Hope Ride in Smithfield, N.C., for The House of Hope on April 26.

The Project Prevent Wheels Across America event takes place in 10 different states April 18 through 20. The North Carolina rally, starting in Wendell, N.C., will have a registration fee of $10, and you can pre-register online or at Ray Price Harley-Davidson in Raleigh on April 19.

The Hope Ride will benefit The House of Hope, a therapeutic school, home and counseling center for hurting and troubled girls ages of 12 to 17. The event will start at 9 a.m. on April 26 at First Impressions Tattoo in Smithfield. Registration fees are $20 for a single rider, or $25 for a rider plus a passenger. The fees also include a free cookout at Heidi's Two-Wheel Café after the event.

"I'm a Harley Rider," said Helms of his interest in motorcycles. "I know people heavily involved in these two charities. They're both good causes, and I love riding, so it wasn't hard to get involved."

For more information on both rallies, visit Helms' MySpace page, and read his blog entry for the date of the event desired.

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