Eagle Riders bike across Nebraska to support mental health funding

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Some motorcycle riders are traveling across the state to support mental health funding for children.

The Eagle Riders stopped in North Platte Thursday afternoon to pick up letters addressed to Governor Ricketts. Some people are signing the form letters that ask for funding not to be cut.

A portion of the letter reads: "We know there are financial challenges at the State level, with the budget shortfalls. However, cutting funding for preventive services, is NOT a positive solution to the shortfall."

The Eagle Riders' journey began Wednesday night in Gering and will end Saturday at the State Capitol. One rider, Stan Bills, said he hopes their journey opens eyes.

"We have a lot of kids out in this state that need services," Bills said, "We're just trying to raise awareness."

Bills added that some people are writing their own personal notes in addition to the form letters.