Got a hog? Hop on and help out a good guy.
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Open Road Angels host benefit ride for local radio legend Larry Hansen

There are some folks you meet that are always happy to help and never seem to want anything. They're the good people that make life a joy.

Milwaukee radio veteran – legend, even – Larry Hansen is one of those guys. I've never heard anyone say anything but a kind word about Larry, who I met through Andy Tarnoff when Hansen was involved in producing early OnMilwaukee commercials.

On Dec. 8 last year, while working on his car in the garage of his Okauchee home, a driver swerved off the road and hit him. Since then, Larry has undergone numerous surgeries for many injuries and he lost a leg.

Because he's always been such a kind guy, folks are eager to lend a hand, and at least one benefit has been held for him to help cover medical costs.

Now, there's another one this weekend.

Larry's Benefit Ride, Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m., takes place at the Okauchee American Legion Post, N50W34750 Wisconsin Ave.

The event is hosted by the Open Road Angels Female Bike Group and The Okauchee Legion #399.

"These gals are awesome," Larry says. "They're doing this benefit this Saturday for me to
help offset some of the expenses associated with my prosthetic leg."

Registration runs from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. and kickstands go up at 11. The Sawyer Road Band will perform from 2 to 6 p.m. and there will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, as well as food available for sale all day.

Should it rain, the event will be moved to Sunday. But call ahead if there's precipitation.

Donation is $15 for riders and $10 for passengers.

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