The 18th Annual Connecticut Miracle Ride passed on April 28, with Trantolo & Trantolo as the presenter.

This yearly occasion, the largest motorcycle charity event in Southern New England, has raised more than $500,000 for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center since its beginning in 1996. With the event growing yearly, $30,000 was donated in 2012, and 1,000 motorists were predicted to attend 2013’s ride. All funds support children and their families in the hospital’s NICU units.

This past weekend, the ride started in Hartford’s Bushnell Park and finished at the Sun Valley Resort in Stafford Springs, Conn. Registration started at 10 a.m., with motorists hitting the road by noon. It was a great afternoon for all, particularly with Connecticut’s weather creating ideal riding conditions. Below, see pictures of Sunday’s event: