SECOND ANNUAL “RIDE FOR RONNIE” MOTORCYCLE RALLY & CONCERT SET FOR SUNDAY, MAY 22 TO BENEFIT RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND
Ride from Harley-Davidson of Glendale to Los Encinos Park, Encino Will Raise Awareness and Funds for Cancer Charity
The 2nd Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11AM. The RIDE will take them through the streets of Los Angeles County to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to an afternoon of live music, raffle and live auction, food trucks and more. The Inaugural RIDE, held in May 2015 as part of a weekend of events commemorating the 5th anniversary of the passing of Ronnie James Dio, contributed to raising $155,000 for the cancer charity from that weekend’s events.
Live entertainment in the park will be provided by rockers:
GREAT WHITE (http://greatwhiterocknroll.com/)
LITA FORD (http://litafordonline.com)
DIO DISCIPLES (https://www.facebook.com/DioDisciples)
GABBIE RAE (http://www.gabbieraerocks.com)
SONIA HARLEY (http://soniaharleymusic.com)
DOCTORS OF THE EARTH (https://www.facebook.com/Doctors-of-the-Earth-253960587952582)
The event will be hosted by DJ Will (http://metaldjwill.com/).
“Sons of Anarchy” Cast Members will Join RIDE and Meet & Greets To Raise Awareness and Funds for Cancer Charity Live Music in the Park from Great White, Lita Ford, Dio Disciples, Gabbie Rae, Budderside and More; Hosted by DJ Will
Motorcycle Ride and Live Concert to Raise Funds for Dio Cancer Fund Scheduled for special live performances are by rockers GREAT WHITE, LITA FORD, DIO DISCIPLES, GABBIE RAE, BUDDERSIDE, SONIA HARLEY and DOCTORS OF THE EARTH; hosted by DJ WILL. Celebrities scheduled to participate include “Sons of Anarchy” cast members Emilio Rivera (“Marcus Alvarez”), Michael Beach (“Taddarius Orwell ‘T.O.’ Cross), Sean McNabb (“Tacoma-VP”) and Natalie Skyy (“Kiki”) as well as Wendy Dio, Ronnie James Dio’s widow and co-founder-president of the Dio Cancer Fund, rocker Lita Ford and Frank Kramer of KLOS Radio’s popular “Heidi and Frank” morning show.
A live auction will be held during the concert that will include a donated stage guitar that Chris Broderick of Act of Defiance played during his time with Megadeth with autographed photos, a B.C. Rich guitar signed by Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), King Diamond and Geoff Tate.
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the worldrenowned voice of Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell and Dio will host its 2nd Annual “RIDE FOR RONNIE” Motorcycle Rally and Concert to raise awareness and funds for its mission of cancer prevention, early detection research and education.
Harley Davidson of Glendale 3717 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91204
9:00AM – 10:45AM: RIDER CHECK-IN & ON-SITE REGISTRATION
9:00AM – 10:30AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
11:00AM – KICKSTANDS UP
Los Encinos State Historic Park 16756 Moorpark Street Encino, CA 91436
11:30AM – Gates open / Riders begin to arrive at Park
11:45AM – DOCTORS OF THE EARTH
NOON – Welcome from Wendy Dio
12:10PM – SONIA HARLEY
12:25PM – Presentation of Check to Dr. David Wong, UCLA Department of Dentistry for Cancer Research
12:30 PM – SONS OF ANARCHY meet & greet
12:35 PM – BUDDERSIDE
1:05 PM – LIVE AUCTION
1:15 PM – GABBIE RAE
1:30 PM – LITA FORD meet & greet
1:55 PM – LIVE AUCTION
2:10 PM – DIO DISCIPLES
2:30 PM – GREAT WHITE meet & greet
2:50 PM -LIVE AUCTION –
3:15 PM – LITA FORD
3:30 PM – DIO DISCIPLES meet & greet
3:45 PM -LIVE AUCTION
4:00PM – Silent Auction/Raffle CLOSE
4:15 PM – GREAT WHITE
5PM EVENT ENDS
The Dio Cancer Fund hosted a free street party on March 5 at Harley-Davidson of Glendale to pre-register riders for the 2016 RIDE FOR RONNIE event and to draw the winning ticket for a one-of-a-kind “Holy Diver” motorcycle with 100% of the net proceeds going to the Dio Cancer Fund. “Boston” Tom Foresteire of Northridge held the winning ticket and will lead this year’s RIDE on the 2015 FXDB “Street Bob” model Harley-Davidson that was custom-painted with the illustration from the cover of Ronnie James Dio’s iconic “Holy Diver” album.
Both riders and concert-goers can purchase their tickets by visiting:
$30/rider (includes concert admission)
$10/passenger (includes concert admission)
$20 concert admission only
Day of Event Prices:
$35/rider (includes concert admission)
$15/passenger (includes concert admission)
$25 concert admission only
2016 RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert Schedule
Ride: 9:00am – 10:45am: Rider Check-In & On-Site Registration
9:00am – 10:30am Continental Breakfast
Kickstands up at 11:00am
Harley Davidson of Glendale
3717 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91204
11:30AM – Gates open
11:45AM- 5PM Concert
Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark Street Encino, CA 91436
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) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $1 million. 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. The recent passing of several high profile musicians to cancer has served to reinforce the commitment of the Dio Cancer Fund to support research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and gastric cancers.
The Dio Cancer Fund also participated in the Inaugural Axes and Anchors cruise to the Caribbean in February. Members of the Fund’s board hosted two live auctions where a variety of rock memorabilia was auctioned off to raise funds.