Set for Sunday, May 5, 2019 – Fun for the Whole Family!
Starting at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, Riding to Concert at Los Encinos State Historic Park
Featuring Eddie Trunk’s All-Star Band… and More
The Fifth Annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert, set for this Sunday, May 5, 2019, will be a day of music and fun for the entire family! Benefiting theRonnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), the event is comprised of a motorcycle ride originating at Harley-Davidson of Glendale and culminating with a concert at Los Encinos Park in Encino where all ages are welcome. The RIDE FOR RONNIE will raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention and research for a cure for this dreaded disease that has touched all of us in some fashion.
Don’t ride? Join the fun at the park for the concert portion, which will once again be hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk. A group of stellar rock musicians under the banner of Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band will headline the afternoon of live music with six additional music acts on the bill to provide something for everyone.
Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11:00AM. Celebrity riders will include actor Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy) and Faster Pussycat‘s Taime Downe. The procession will travel 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.
The afternoon of live music in the Park feature: the primal, melodic rock n’ roll of Sadie & The Tribe (https://www.instagram.com/
SadieAndTheTribe/), fronted by renowned fitness and yoga instructor Sadie Nardini; the popular DIO cover band DIA(https://www.facebook.com/pg/ DIAtribute/about/?ref=page_); LA rock band Budderside (http://budderside.com); megarock band DC4 (http://artistecard.com/DC4), featuring Jeff, Matt and Shawn Duncan and former DIO band guitarist Rowan Robertson, LA’s own Bullet Boys (http://www. internal bulletboysofficial.com/) and Petty Cash, a mashup of the music of Tom Petty and Johnny Cash (https://www.facebook.com/ PettyCashParty), featuring Todd Morse (The Offspring), Jason Womack (Fuel), Kemble Walters (ÆGES), Phil Buckman (Fuel) and Dylan Howard (ÆGES).
Eddie Trunk’s All Star Band will close out the afternoon concert with an All-Star Jam. Among the participants will be Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill, Day of Errors); Jimmy Burkard (West Bound, Billy Idol); Mike Dupke (Dee Snider, WASP); Dicki Fliszar (Jack Russell’s Great White); Abby Gennet (Slunt, The Riot Brides); Ace Von Johnson (Faster Pussycat, LA Guns); Sam Bam Koltun (Budderside, Knee High Fox); Johnny Martin (LA Guns, Adler’s Appetite); actor/musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob, Dokken); Jerry Montano (Hellyeah, Danzig), Keith Nelson (Buckcherry); Michael Oliveri (Leatherwolf); Joey Scott (Lizzy Borden); Neil Turbin (Bleed the Hunger, Anthrax); Chris Turbis (Boys of Summer, Mr. Crowley); Scott Warren (Dio); Black Star Riders‘ Ricky Warwick and Robbie Crane; Chas West (West Bound, Bonham, Lynch Mob); Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC, UFO), and Randy Rhoads’ brother singer Kelle Rhoads along with Kelle Rhoads Band members Nikki Lane Taylor and Gregory Alan Coates.
RIDE FOR RONNIE is a family affair (photo by PG Brunelli)
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.
Staff from Kapoor Medical along with members Dr. David Wong’s team from the UCLA School of Dentistry will be on hand to field questions about the latest innovations in cancer prevention and screening. Their simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer known as EFIRM (electric field-induced release and measurement) technology, has just received regulatory approval.This cutting-edge research will enable thousands of people to get screened for previously hard to detect cancers. UCLA has received financial support from the Dio Cancer Fund for the past four years. The Dio Medical Booth will also feature its skin cancer awareness and prevention program and will be distributing complimentary sunscreen. Early detection saves lives!
Members of Dr. David Wong’s research team from UCLA’s School of Dentistry and Kapoor Medical will be on hand at the Dio Cancer Fund booth to answer questions about cancer screening and prevention
(photo by Craig Newman)
Sponsors lending their support to this year’s RIDE FOR RONNIE include Harley-Davidson of Glendale(www.glendaleharley.
com), Law Tigers (www.lawtigers.com/), MacLeod Ale (www.macleodale.com/), Burn Cottage Vineyard (www.burncottage.com/), Mountain Valley Spring Water (https://www. mountainvalleywaterla.com), Tarzana Wine & Spirits (https://www. tarzanawineandspirits.com/), Fountain of Well Being (http://www.fwblosangeles.com/ ), Monster Energy Drink (www.monsterenergy.com/), Rok Drinks (www.rokdrinks.com/),Archie’s Ice Cream (www.archiesicecream.com) and LA’s premier rock radio station, 95.5 KLOS (www.955klos.com/). Additional support for the RIDE FOR RONNIE is provided by All Access (stages), Clair Global (sound), ES CAT (generators), Road Radios (walkies), Mates (backline), Event Care Professionals (https://eventcare.us/) and Universal Waste Systems (trash bins). DW Drums (www.dwdrums.com) has graciously donated a full drum kit for the charity’s use at all of its functions.
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), (http://www.slamminsliders.
com/), G’s Taco Spot (http://www.gstacospotgft.com/ ) and The Grilled Cheese Truck (http://www. thegrilledcheesetruck.com/). Additionally, several craft, apparel and jewelry vendors will also be on-site, among them Al Bane for Leather (https://albane4leather.com/), Burbank Boulevard Bazaar (https://www.facebook.com/ bbbazr/), Jessikay Henna (http://www. hennainthehighlandsbyjessikay.), Nathalie B Designs (https://www.instagram.com/ com/ nathaliebdesigns/) and Rockwood Saloon (http://www.rockwoodsaloon. com/).
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
12Noon – 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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Watch a video wrap-up of the 2018 RIDE FOR RONNIE here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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. This technology has been in research and testing phases over the last three years and recently received regulatory approval, in part due to financial support from the Dio Cancer Fund in keeping with the organization’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education.