Sunday, June 13, 2010 Diabetes Fundraiser


The 13th Annual Rip's B.A.D. Ride hosted by the American Diabetes Association as a fundraiser to help the lives of those affected by diabetes, has boomed in size and has now spread to 7 states across the country. This has been made possible by the tremendous efforts of a core volunteer committee that began right here in Southern California. Presented by and benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Bike show, trophies, raffle, live music, ride pin, tattoos, t-shirt, beer, barbecue, bike games, kids games. Many starting points throughout So. CA. Pre-registration $35, day of event $40. 2nd Rider $25. Register on line at www.ripsbadride.com. Ride ends at Oak Canyon Park, 5303 Santiago Canyon Road, Orange. 888-DIABETES, 714-662-7940, x7518. www.ripsbadride.com

Southern California. Rip's B.A.D Ride is a motorcycle fund-raising ride and family festival, which unites the biker nation in the fight against diabetes, with a full day of great riding, live concert featuring a hot band, delicious food, games for the kids, bike show, and a good vibe! More than 5,000 riders are expected to participate in the event to raise money for diabetes research, education and advocacy. The B.A.D Ride was conceived 13 years ago in Southern California by Rip Rose, a biker and photojournalist for Easyrider Magazine, who wanted to bring the biker nation together in the fight against diabetes.

The ride has multiple start locations, where riders meet in the morning and participate in an escorted ride to the final destination. The event is open to riders and non riders alike.


Diabetes is the nation's fifth deadliest disease and it has no cure. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to manage the disease and lower the risk of complications. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes is critical. Unfortunately, many people living with diabetes do not even know it.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country, providing services to hundreds of communities.

Are all bikes welcome?
Yes, this is an ALL bike event!

Is the BAD Ride a poker run?
No, this is a "point to point" ride from start site to festival location.

Will there be food?
Yes. As part of your donation, you will receive a complementary BBQ lunch and water/sodas.

Where is the festival located?
Once you register, you'll receive a "welcome packet" that has the festival site map included. In addition, log on to www.diabetes.org/badride to view all of the details as the event gets closer.

Do I need to go to an official start site the morning of the ride?
Yes, if you want to ride with one of the escorted groups and enjoy the pre-ride festivities. But you are welcome to ride directly to the festival from your home or other meeting place.

 

 


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