You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

80s cop show star to cruise into Beavercreek

Officer Francis Llewelyn “Ponch” Poncherello will cruise into town in a few days.

The uniform probably no longer fits, but here’s hoping Erik Estrada wears a pair of the awesome aviator sunglasses he wore on the classic show “CHiPs.”

Quaker Steak & Lube’s Beavercreek location will host a motorcycle ride featuring the actor 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4.

The event will benefit Safe Surfin’, an organization that works to prevent children from being victimized by Internet predators.

Registration is $20 per bike and starts at 8:30 a.m.

Estrada is of course most famous for his role as Ponch on the 70s and 80s show “CHiPs.”

Those who attend the ride will get a chance to meet Estrada, a reality show veteran.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, live music, breakfast and the first 50 riders to register will receive a commemorative patch and pin.

The restaurant chain will donate 20 percent of that day’s food sales to help Safe Surfin’.

Here’s how to go:

What: Motorcycle ride featuring actor Erik Estrada

Where: Quaker Steak & Lube, 3725 Presidential Drive, Beavercreek

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4.

Call (937) 427-0500 for more information

Contact this blogger at or

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Springfield Entertainment