Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ride for Ryan 2015: Washington DC

First Stop on the Ride for Ryan (Washington DC) - Wednesday, August 20th

The First Stop on the 2015 Ride for Ryan (Washington DC) is Tuesday, September 1st, at the Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant. Bring this voucher to the Inn (or mention it to your server) between 11am and 9pm and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Ryan Diviney Special Needs Trust. You can enjoy a nice meal and help a family in need. 

This will be the fifth bicycle ride that this dedicated group has taken to raise funds for the Diviney family and public awareness for Ryan and victims of violent crimes. The kick off before each ride has been a fundraiser at the Franklin Inn. See my past blog posts to learn more about the history of the Ride for Ryan: 

2014 Ride for Ryan: Nova Scotia
2013 Ride for Ryan: West Coast Style
2012 Ride for Ryan: East Coast Style
2011 Ride for Ryan: First Annual Ride for Ryan

And here's an article about the ride that was just published minutes ago in the Trib.

Ride organizer, John Maletta, explains this year's ride, "We'll be riding the C&O Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage trails from Washington DC to Pittsburgh. The ride will be 335 miles and will take five days to complete. The money raised this year will be pay Ryan's ongoing medical expenses."

Below is a video that Maletta's daughter made.  I think you need to be logged into Facebook to view it.

The Ride For Ryan V is scheduled for Sept 4-8. My daughter Elise created this special video to officially kick-off our fundraising effort for this year's ride. We'll be cycling 335 miles from DC to Pittsburgh to create awareness for Ryan and raise funds to pay for Ryan's medical expenses. Please watch her video to learn Ryan's story and consider sponsoring our ride this year. With your help, We Got This!
Posted by John Maletta on Sunday, July 19, 2015

We continue to remember that Ryan Diviney can not enjoy the pleasure of biking and travel for himself. Nor, a night out at a great restaurant with food and conversation shared among friends. It takes the care of loved ones to provide him with life's most basic needs. John asks you to please take a moment to read "about this horrific situation and everything that is being done to keep hope alive at www.ryansrally.org. Then, please consider donating to help this cause." Your donation can be made payable to the Ryan Diviney SNT (Special Needs Trust) and mailed to John Maletta at 2306 Salem Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15237. All gifts large and small are most appreciated. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Ryan Diviney SNT. Once again, the ride gang is financing their own way on this trip.

Join us on Tuesday, September 1st at the Franklin Inn in Franklin Park, PA for the "First Stop on the Ride For Ryan." Bring this voucher or mention the Ride for Ryan and 20% of your lunch, dinner or bar tab will be donated to the Ride For Ryan. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Inn! Thank you.