The first "Eagle Run" was held in 2007 to raise funds for the family of Ray "Eagle" Ramirez. The funds collected covered the cost of chartering a boat for Ray's family to spread his ashes out to sea - a place Ray loved to be. The intention from the beginning was not only to help provide funds for this family, but to make it into an annual event to benefit other families of deceased bikers with their wishes in their loved one's memory. Ray "Eagle" Ramirez was a member and Vice President of the Black Sheep Harley Davidsons for Christ motorcycle ministry, Inland Empire chapter. He was struck on his motorcycle and died on December 2, 2006 in front of the Starbucks located on Washington Avenue in Colton, California. Kim McGuire, an employee of that Starbucks, witnessed the accident and ran to Ray's side. She held his hand and talked to him while he slipped into the arms of Jesus. Ray, was a Marine Corp veteran who served during the Vietnam Era. The Eagle Run continues on each year by a committee of people and many volunteers from Black Sheep HDFC Inland Empire and Roadhouse Biker Church, with a desire to help and love others going through their loss.