On Sunday, May 22, 2016, actor Emilio Rivera, who played Marcus Alvarez on the “Sons of Anarchy” television series, will lead the 2nd Annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle Ride and Concert, which benefits the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Following Rivera at the front of this year’s ride will be a VIP pack comprising of “Sons of Anarchy” actors Michael Beach, “Taddarius Orwell ‘T.O.’ Crossz”, and Sean McNabb, “Tacoma-VP” along with Wendy Dio, Ronnie James Dio’s widow and co-founder/president of the Dio Cancer Fund, rocker Lita Ford, who will also perform at the concert following the ride, Frank Kramer of KLOS Radio’s popular “Heidi and Frank” morning show, and “Boston” Tom Foresteire. Forestiere will ride the one-of-a-kind custom-painted “Holy Diver” Harley-Davidson motorcycle he won at the recent Street Party that launched this year’s ride.
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. Festivities at Los Encinos Park will commence at 11:30AM with live entertainment provided by rockers Great White, Lita Ford, Dio Disciples, Gabbie Rae, Budderside, Sonia Harley and Doctors of the Earth. The concert will be hosted by DJ Will.
The “Sons of Anarchy” cast members will also be participating in a Meet & Greet at Los Encinos Park during the afternoon. Rivera, Beach and McNabb will be joined for the Meet & Greet by actress Natalie Skyy, who played Kiki on the popular series. Emilio Rivera, is an avid motorcyclist and supporter of charitable motorcycle events. His upcoming projects include the films “Badsville,” “Better Criminal,” “Fade Away” and “Smartass.” Michael Beach has logged appearances on “The Blacklist,” “Secrets and Lies,” “Blue Bloods” and a pivotal role on the critically-acclaimed series “ER.” Sean McNabb is not only a well-known actor, he is also known as a first class rock musician who has played bass guitar with Quiet Riot, Dokken and Lynch Mob, among others. Natalie Skyy made her pro Mixed Martial Arts debut as a ring girl with Strikeforce in 2008. Her new film “3 Days” is slated for a 2016 release.
Additionally, Rocker Gabbie Rae will host her own Meet & Greet following her set at the park to promote Free2Luv, the Anti-Bullying initiative for which she is a spokesperson.
Lunch options will be provided by gourmet food trucks which will be on site at the park throughout the afternoon along with an array of merchandise, t-shirts, caps, CDs, wristbands, event souvenirs, etc.-will be available for purchase. A “Jumble Sale” booth featuring gently-used items and collectibles benefiting the Dio Cancer Fund will be also on site at the park. Additional vendors are being finalized.
A live auction will be held during the concert that will include a B.C. Rich guitar signed by Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), King Diamond and Geoff Tate, as well as a custom-made “Cut” leather motorcycle vest with a set of specially-embroidered Dio Cancer Fund patches. Additionally, there will be a raffle for a special limited edition ASG Vision Motörhead white-body guitar with the “Ace of Spades” graphic and other items.
Additional Ride for Ronnie sponsors who are helping to make this year’s event possible include Harley-Davidson of Glendale, Bigg Time Entertainment, Production Resource Group (PRG), Law Tigers, Mates Studios, Clair Global Audio, Monster Energy Drink, Brittany Foundation, Western Bagel and Starbucks (San Fernando Road, Glendale), among others.
100% of the net proceeds from the Ride for Ronnie rally and concert will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. Attendees can find additional information on the charity and the distribution of funds at www.diocancerfund.org.
Make your plans to attend this event now! Both riders and concert-goers can purchase their tickets by visiting the Dio Cancer Fund website:
$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
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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