Motorcycles return to Paola for the Fill Your Tank Let’s Ride. The seventh annual memorial ride for Michael “Tank” Everhart is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 18. The ride benefits Heads Up Brain Injury Support and the Miami County Cancer Foundtation.

PAOLA — Fill Your Tank Let’s Ride is marking it seventh anniversary this month.

The memorial ride for Michael “Tank” Everhart, benefiting Heads Up Brain Injury Support and the Miami County Cancer Foundation, is Saturday, Sept. 18.

The ride will start at Shawnee Cycle Plaza in Shawnee Mission. It will end at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Lunch will be available for a donation.

Michael “Tank” Everhart is still making a difference as friends and family ride in his memory for a cause in the Fill Your Tank Let’s Ride benefit motorcycle ride.

Alan and Lisa Everhart, Michael’s parents, started the ride in memory of their son.

Michael “Tank” Everhart was not only a service manager at Shawnee Cycle Plaza, but also a friend.

Everhart passed away in June 2015. He was 29.

He grew up in Paola and graduated from Paola High School in 2003.

Everhart graduated from Pittsburg State with a degree in science technology.

He started working for Reno’s Powersports in the parts department and went to work for Shawnee Cycle Plaza in 2008.

He started a new career in 2014, learning his father’s profession, working with the Elliott Insurance Group in Paola.

Everhart had a huge heart and loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed working on motors, tinkering in the garage. He loved chilling with friends at the lake.

For more information about the ride, contact Shawnee Cycle Plaza at 913-631-1111.

Sports Editor Gene Morris can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or gene.morris@miconews.com.

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