Fifth Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride & Concert Set for Sunday, May 5, 2019
Starting at Harley-Davidson of Glendale – Riding to Concert at Los Encinos State Historic Park
Hosted by Radio & TV Personality Eddie Trunk
Featuring Performances by Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band and More
Watch a Video Wrap-Up of the 2018 RIDE FOR RONNIE Here
The Fifth Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2019, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Comprising of a Motorcycle Ride originating at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, California and culminating with a concert at Los Encinos Park in Encino, California, the RIDE FOR RONNIE will raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention and research for a cure. The concert will once again be hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, who is also curating Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band – a group of stellar rock musicians selected to headline the afternoon of live music. Last year’s Ride brought in over $50,000 for the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org).
Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11:00AM. The Ride will take them around the northern edge of the San Fernando Valley to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to music, a raffle, silent and live auctions, food trucks and much more.
Kicking off the afternoon of live music at the park will be the popular Dio cover band DIA. They will be followed by LA rock band Budderside, Petty Cash, presenting the music of Tom Petty and Johnny Cash, and megarock band DC4. Participants in Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band will be announced shortly.
As always, a silent auction booth will have many amazing items available to bid on throughout the afternoon, while live auctions, featuring one-of-a-kind rock collectibles, will be held from the stage between artist performances.
Sponsors lending their continued support to the RIDE FOR RONNIE include Harley-Davidson of Glendale, Law Tigers, Archie’s Ice Cream and LA’s premier rock radio station, 95.5 KLOS.
Beer, wine, soda and water will be available for sale, as well as delicious food from various food trucks including Slammin’ Sliders (now featuring Nathan’s Hot Dogs), G’s Taco Spot and The Grilled Cheese Truck.
TICKET PRICES AND IMPORTANT TIMES:
Rider Check-In & On-Site Registration
including Continental Breakfast
Harley Davidson of Glendale
9:00am – 10:45am
Kickstands up at 11:00am
Rally and Live Concert
Los Encinos State Historic Park
12 Noon – 5:00pm
$35/rider (includes concert admission)
$10/passenger (includes concert admission)
$25 concert admission only
Day of Event Prices:
$40/rider (includes concert admission)
$15/passenger (includes concert admission)
$30 concert admission only
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Wendy Dio and Dio Cancer Fund Medical Director Dr. Sandy Kapoor (right present $25,000 check to Dr. David Wong for his cancer research at UCLA’s School of Dentistry at 2018 Ride (photo by Gene Kirkland)
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org) was formed in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010. A privately funded 501(c)(3) public charity, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $2 million since its inception. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. Most recently, the Dio Cancer Fund has committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is in keeping with the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education.
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