PORTLAND — Big Moose Harley-Davidson is holding a ride in honor of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds this weekend.

The “Ride For Ayla” will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday when riders and other supporters arrive at the dealership for a fundraiser. Motorcyclists will start their rides at remote locations earlier in the day.
The event is being held in honor of Reynolds, who was reported missing from her father’s Waterville home on Dec. 17.

Saturday’s event includes a barbecue meal, 50/50 raffles, door prizes and music. No pre-registration is required. The meal is $5 per person. Proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit organization LostNMissing Inc., which works with families of missing people. The New Hampshire-based organization is working with Reynolds’ maternal family.

Other families of missing people will be on hand to share information, including the family of Fay Johnson, 62, of Bethel, who has been missing since March 7, and Jason Reil, 33, of Brunswick, who has been missing since Jan. 12.

People who do not ride motorcycles are encouraged to drive or walk in support of the event.

“You don’t have to have any affiliation with motorcycles to come lend support,” said Kimberly Curless, manager of events at Big Moose.

Big Moose Harley-Davidson is located at 375 Riverside St. in Portland. For more information, call 650-2115.