California Rocker

Award-Winning Online Music Magazine

Steven Adler to Lead All-Star Jam at Third Annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Rally and Concert Sunday

Motorcycle Event Raised $50,000 Last Year

By DONNA BALANCIA

Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler will lead an all-star jam during the Third Annual Ride For Ronnie Motorcycle Rally and Concert this Sunday, May 7 at Los Encinos Park.

Ride For Ronnie, which benefits the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, will feature celebrity riders joining the motorcycle ride through the streets of Los Angeles County. Last year’s Ride For Ronnie event raised over $50,000 for the cancer charity.

George Lynch and his Lynch Mob will play at Ride for Ronnie - Photo © Donna Balancia

George Lynch and his Lynch Mob will play at Ride for Ronnie – Photo © Donna Balancia

Celebrity riders expected to join Dio Cancer Fund co-founder and president Wendy Dio include Sons of Anarchy and Mayans MC actor Emilio Rivera, Sean McNabb, who will also perform with Lynch Mob at the concert, Rusty Coones and Star Fields, as well as actor Chris Bruno of The Dead Zone and musicians Lita Ford, Gilby Clarke, Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat and Xavier Muriel from Buckcherry along with KLOS Radio “Horns Up” show personality Stew Herrera. They will assemble at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11 AM.

Tickets are available at www.diocancerfund.org/events

The afternoon of live music following the ride will be highlighted by “Steven Adler and Friends jam. He will be joined by Mike Devin (Whitesnake), Lita Ford, Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), Patrick Stone (Budderside) and Jeff Pilson (Foreigner and former Dio guitarist), playing Guns N’ Roses hits.

Live entertainment will begin at noon provided by rockers Lynch Mob, Eddie Money, Rough Cutt, Dio Disciples, The Loveless, Sonia Harley, and No Small Children. Marc Ferrari (Cold Sweat), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) and Ronnie James Dio’s cousin David “Rock” Feinstein (The Rods) will be on hand for the concert festivities.

Second Annual Ride For Ronnie Draws ‘United Nations’ of Bike Enthusiasts, Sons of Anarchy Stars

Sean McNabb and Gilby ride on - Photo © 2016 Jesse Silva

Sean McNabb and Gilby ride on – Photo © 2016 Jesse Silva

Emilio Rivera Joins Ride to Support Cancer Research

Photos © 2016 JESSE SILVA; Story by JOHN DALY

The second annual motorcycle ride and concert to benefit cancer research, Ride For Ronnie, drew devoted friends and fans of rocker Ronnie Dio to Los Encinos State park Sunday.

Among the hundreds on hand were celebrities and motorcycle enthusiasts who rode and attended a concert in the late heavy metal rocker’s name, put on by The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, which benefits cancer research.

Sons of Anarchy actor Emilio Rivera and rockers Sean McNabb and Gilby Clarke were among the riders, who came together to raise money for cancer research in the name of Ronnie Dio.  Heavy metal rocker Dio fronted Rainbow, Elf, Heaven and Hell and Black Sabbath.

Sponsored by Harley Davidson of Glendale, a good group of celebs, rockers and regulars were on hand to pay tribute with a ride and concert. Rivera frequently rides for charity, see his charity ride here.

“If there was a United Nations of bikers we would totally be in,” said photographer Jesse Silva, who documented the event.

It is the second time the event was put on by The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, which supports research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and stomach cancer.

The charity says it has raised almost $1 million for research. The money has been been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects.

The Mayans return? Emilio Rivera and friends ride - Photo © 2016 Jesse Silva

The Mayans return? Emilio Rivera and friends ride – Photo © 2016 Jesse Silva

%d bloggers like this: