Friday, July 29, 2016

Ride for Ryan 2016: Vancouver to Portland

The First Stop on the 2016 Ride for Ryan (Vancouver to Portland) is Tuesday, August 2, 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 6th annual bicycle ride taken to raise funds for the Diviney family and public awareness for Ryan and victims of violent crimes. See my past blog posts to learn more about the history of the Ride for Ryan: 

2015: Ride for Ryan:  Washington, DC
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

Ride organizer, John Maletta,says this year, "We're doing a very challenging ride from Vancouver BC Canada to Portland, OR."

Ryan's family has been doing a great job at keeping Ryan cared for and physically healthy. But, they are exhausted and disheartened to see Ryan's attackers out of jail, getting married and having children. A future that was violently taken from Ryan and his family seven years ago. (Read more about Ryan's story at

Maletta says,
"The Ride For Ryan is most importantly about keeping Ryan relevant. Ken is emotionally exhausted now and it's our job to keep Ryan in the news and relevant. We carry Ryan's flag now. Secondarily, it's about helping to raise money to pay for his ongoing medical expenses." 

Join us on Tuesday, August 2, 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.  If you can't make it on the 2nd, please consider donating directly to the Ryan Diviney SNT. 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. The actual ride is self-financed by the bikers.

Our Franklin Inn Community has been so generous since John Maletta first asked us to sponsor the ride through this event six years ago.Thank you for your continued prayers and support for the Diviney family. We look forward to seeing you at the Inn!