Ride for Ryan at St. Joe Harley-Davidson feeds scholarship fund

Publish Date: 
Apr 7, 2011

St. Joe Harley Davidson in St. Joseph, Mo., will host the annual Ride for Ryan June 4.

The ride is an annual memorial for a young man killed in a 2002 motorcycle accident. In his memory, his parents founded the ride to raise money for scholarships to area youth pursuing education in construction-related trades.

Onsite ride registration begins at 10 a.m. at the dealership. Kickstands go up at noon. Riders may pre-register at the dealership for $15 per person until June 1; registration is $20 per person after that. The ride will end at the Belt Sports complex at 4 p.m. and include a one-hour lunch stop at the Union Star school.

“The ride is a way to get bikers together for a great cause. The riders come back year after year, which has created a family-style atmosphere. We have all become such close friends, it feels like we’re riding and supporting the cause with family,” says participant Stacey Reinert.

To date, 72 scholarships have been awarded. Those interested can email ride4ryan@yahoo.com for more information.

The dealership is also planning a Classic Rock & Chrome rally July 16. That event will feature live bands, a cookout, bike show, hot rod show, door prizes, a $500 prize and the Drag Specialties traveling semi display.

Posted by Holly Wagner