The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is pleased to announce the fourth annual RIDE FOR RONNIE Motorcycle Ride and Concert, taking place May 6, 2018. The ride from Harley-Davidson of Glendale to Los Encinos Park in Encino will raise awareness and funds for cancer prevention, and research for a cure. The afternoon concert in the park will be hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, and feature live music from the various artists listed below. Last year’s Ride raised over $40,000 for the Dio Cancer Fund.
Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11:00 am. 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 an afternoon of live music, raffle, live auctions, food trucks and much more.
Ride for Ronnie departs Harley Davidson Glendale with Wendy Dio
leading the Ride pink on left (Photo by Gene Kirkland, 2017)
Steven Adler’s All Star Band is confirmed to put on another electrifying performance this year! Last year’s stellar line-up included Mike Devin (Whitesnake), Lita Ford, Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Patrick Stone (Budderside), and Jeff Pilson (Foreigner and former Dio guitarist). This year’s All Star Band members will be announced closer to the event. Also confirmed to perform are rock and metal heavyweights Dio Disciples, Beasto Blanco (featuring Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper), One More From the Road (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band), A Classless Act (featuring Slash‘s son, London), and Railgun.
Fans raising their horns to Dio Disciples! (Photo by Gene Kirkland)
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, Ninkasi Brewing Company, Graffiti Wines, Archie’s Ice Cream and LA’s premier rock radio station, 95.5 KLOS.
Beer, wine, sodas & water will be available for sale, as well as delicious foods from food trucks including Slammin’ Sliders and G’s Taco Spot.
Lita Ford and Wendy Dio (Photo by Craig Newman, 2017)
TICKET PRICES AND IMPORTANT TIMES:
Rider Check-In & On-Site Registration
(including Continental Breakfast) at Harley Davidson of Glendale
9:00am – 10:45am
Kickstands up at 11:00am
Rally and Live Concert
Los Encinos State Historic Park
11:45am – 5:00pm
$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
Dio Cancer Fund Medical Director Dr. Sandy Kapoor (center) and Wendy Dio present $25,000 check to Dr. David Wong for his cancer research at UCLA’s School of Dentistry (photo by Gene Kirkland, 2017)
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.