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Miracle Riders Return from Charity Ride

September 27, 2021

Miracle Riders return

Scott Ressmeyer and the Miracle Riders returned from their 21-day, 50-state motorcycle ride Sept. 24, greeted by a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Uptown Columbus Friday-evening concert. They raised more than $200,000 before and during the ride, with additional donations arriving daily.

The funds will benefit the Columbus State University (CSU) School of Nursing's pediatric nursing program. The riders have committed to raising $1 million over time for the program. 

Funds raised this year will support enhancements to the pediatric simulation lab at CSU. This includes purchasing three new interactive pediatric simulators and all components to enable lifelike movements, facial expressions and responses. It also includes renovations to the simulation lab to accommodate the new equipment. All nursing students will gain practical lab experience in diagnostics and treatment using the lifelike simulators, which resemble actual pediatric patients. 

The riders left September 3 from the CSU main campus. They traveled by motorcycle to the 48 contiguous states and by air to Alaska and Hawaii. The riders traveled approximately 9,000 miles, excluding air travel. They pay all their expenses for the annual trip. 

Donations to support the riders' commitment to the CSU pediatric nursing program may be made at More information on the ride may be found on Facebook at Fund/.