Ride to Remember X – SEPTEMBER 3, 2022

 

Hello Ride-to-Remember Family;

 
The Board of Directors are pleased to announce plans for the R2R10. *And how you can sign-up for only $100!
 
Welcome to – The Ride-to-Remember – Tour of Western Massachusetts!!
 
This year’s ride will take place on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
This year’s 50 Mile ride will begin at 9:00 A.M. from the Irish Cultural Center/West Springfield Pavilion located at 429 Morgan Rd. West Springfield. The same Police escort and State Police Helicopter will be enabling riders to travel safely through 10 cities and towns in Western MA. There are three rest stops planned. The first one will be at Hillcrest Park Cemetery on Parker Street in Springfield. We are dedicating this year’s ride to the 10th Anniversary of Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose’s End-of-Watch, Westfield PD Officer Jose Torres and we will be honoring the loss of Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans. *Riders will pay tribute to Officer Ambrose at this  first rest stop.
 
Our second rest stop will be the Vanished Valley Brewery where you will be provided lunch and a back massage. There will be hundreds of volunteers helping out all our stops. Competitive Edge Bike Shop in East Longmeadow will be following the ride the entire way assisting in bike repairs and flat tires.
Our third rest-stop will be at the Holyoke Police Department to honor Fallen Holyoke Officer John Dinapoli along with the Holyoke Fire Department.
 
We return to the Irish Cultural Center around 3:00 P.M. where we will have a huge celebration of life for Officer Kevin Ambrose.There will be lots of food, beer, a concert, swag and fun for your entire family and friends.
 
ALL THIS FOR $100.00 …. HOW?
 
There will be a R2RX Sign-up party on Thursday, April 28th from 6-9 pm at Nosh Cafe and Restaurant located 1341 Main Street, Springfield (right across the street from the entrance to the Mutual Center.) Plenty of free parking. There will be food, a concert by the amazing MIke Smith, beer from Vanished Valley Brewery, 10th Anniversary R2R t-shirts with Officer Ambrose’s badge number on them (both short and long sleeve). We are raffling off a one-of-a-kind official Springfield Thunderbirds game jersey with the #22 for this year’s ride. We are also raffling off Thunderbird playoff tickets. These will be hard to come by and these games will sell out. Radio personality John O’Brien will be hosting this event. Come down and wish him well in his new venture.
*Please bring a check or cash for the $100 sign-up.
So on 04/28 bring down your bike riding friends and family. If others you know were always shy about doing a 100 mile ride, tell ’em to join us on this amazing 50 tribute ride to a fallen hero. We will still have a Peter Pan Bus following us, just in case riders cannot make the entire 50 miles.
 
Stay tuned for an announcement soon about this year’s R2R Official Rider Jersey commemorating Badge #7. There will be plenty of time to order your mandatory jersey.
 
So we will see all of you on Thursday, April 28th!!!!

 

 
John Delaney
413-265-8255

 

 

IN MEMORY OF SALVATORE PERSICO