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The ride of your life to raise funds supporting our wounded American heroes

RA15 is Ready For Riders!!!

Registration for The Ride of Your Life is now open!

Join us October 1st - 4th as we ride in our 15th year from Pittsburgh to DC in support of our wounded American Heroes.

Save $50 off registration AND receive a free RA15 cycling jersey by signing up before April 1st!

Click the link to register today: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=168656

Ride Allegheny Offers its Condolences to the Family of an American Hero

Martin J. (Marty) Sullivan, RA8 rider, member of 36th Company, retired Marine Corps Colonel and aviator, husband and father, passed away from brain cancer on March 16th.

A funeral Mass for Marty will take place at 3pm on Saturday, March 21st in the historic chapel at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, MD. A reception will follow at the Lakelands Community Clubhouse, located at 960 Main St., Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

Details may be found at: http://www.rememberingmartysullivan.com/

It's Ride Allegheny Day!

Come celebrate the newest congressionally designated federal holiday with us:
National RiDE Allegheny Day!

Tuesday, March 10th
6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Wine Harvest - Kentlands
114 Market Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

An informal gathering of past, present and potential RA riders and supporters!

RA15 Registration Opens March 1st!

Earlybird registration for Ride Allegheny 2015 will open on March 1st, 2015.

Mark your calendars, October 1st - 4th, for The Ride of Your Life!

Passing of an RA Friend

Just home from the honorary toast to Drew Malizio a good friend of Ride Allegheny. God Bless his family and all his fellow cyclists and friends. Tis a sad day to lose a fellow cyclist but sadder is the loss of a good man. We will morn, we will wonder why, but we will know that it's Gods will and we will ride with Drew again - that we know fur sure.
Please pray for Drew's family on this sad day. And hoist a pint in his honor during the coming holiday.

Clark Wagner

See RA14 Live on the News!

Check out the Ride Allegheny Crew in their live interview from the trail with Fox DC Morning News!


And live coverage of the riders rolling through the finish line at Smokey Glen Farm on Comcast SportsNet!


$300K - WE DID IT!!!

Congratulations! We just crossed the $300,000 mark!

That puts Ride Allegheny over $1.25 million raised for Operation Second Chance and the American Heroes they serve over the past 10 years. We're all a part of something incredible here!

Let's keep pushing these next few days. There are still some very tight races on the Leader Board, Top Fundraiser Awards to fight for, personal goals to achieve and minimum commitments to meet.

Awesome job to all of you - Get ready for a great ride!!!

Unclaimed Donations

Please contact Tim Sanders (timbosanders@netscape.net) if any of the below unclaimed donors appear to be intended for you:

Ryan Ahern
Sheridan Brinley
Brian & Lea Dawson
Nathan & Katie Harris
Lyle & Tracy Hoag
JRW Family
Sharon Lucius
Beverly Ross
David Yaccino

RA14 Critical Information !

RA14 Critical Information !

•Bag pick up (Sunday 28 Sept)
•Bus Transportation confirmation
•After RiDE Picnic (RSVP by Wed)

Critical Information for all RA14 Riders

We are two weeks away from the big event you all have been training for all year and questions are starting to flow on a regular basis. This is the first of a variety of communications we will be sending out over the next two weeks.

BAG PICK UP - Mark your calendar NOW. Don't miss this !!!

Please pick up your RA Rider Bag

SUNDAY, September 28th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

RA14 Picnic Post Game


So What About Cash Donations?

All cash donations are to be delivered to Operation Second Chance HQ office directly. Be sure to include full contact information for the donor so that the appropriate tax forms can be mailed to them.

OSC Office:

20251 Century Blvd., Suite 130

Germantown, MD 20874


RA14 Fund Managers

More Travis Talks on Getting Reday for "The Ride of Your Life"

RA14 Parts, accessory, rubber, and clothing order

We're getting down to the last few weeks, and I'd like to make sure that everybody has everything they need and/or want for the ride.

Travis Talks - Bike Tips for "The Ride of Your Life"

It's hard to believe the summer is gone, and Ride Allegheny is already upon us. I hope that you've been able to get some good training rides in, and that you're as excited about this year's ride as I am. This will be my third year doing the mechanical support for the ride, and I am really looking forward to it.


Watch your fellow riders as they take head on (and sometimes face first) the Ride Allegheny Bike Plunge Challenge!

Chris Marsh

Tim Sanders

David Baseheart
oops...someone forgot to press record!

Steve Schwendinger

Unidentified Flying Opect Chasing Evil Lake Gnomes

Along the lines of the Big Foot mystery this unidentified flying object was remarkably captured on film chasing an illusive Gnome prankster making a get-away into Kentland's Inspiration Lake. Our high flying hero no doubt will stir up the Evil Gnome Kingdom anticipating our October trek through their home lands in Western PA and Maryland. Stay tuned for updates from the RA Gnome Militia.

Ride Allegheny Raises $1 Million - Come Celebrate!!!

This week, thanks to a generous donation that put us over the edge from longtime supporters Jim and Lou Boland, Ride Allegheny crossed the Million Dollar threshold for funds raised for Operation Second Chance! This milestone would not have been achieved without supporters like you!

Come Celebrate With Us - Wed. Sept. 3rd!

The Million Dollar Milestone Celebration is set for Wednesday, September 3rd, from 7-10pm at the Wine Harvest in Kentlands.

Fundraising Webinar - Watch Video Here

A video recording of the Fund Raising 101 webinar has been made available at the link below.

View Webinar Here: http://youtu.be/s1Xi79zrWHE

Click "Read More" to download the Fund Raising Basics document packet.

Rider Orientation Video

A video recording of the Ride Allegheny Rider Orientation can be found at the following link:


Click "Read More" to download the orientation slides.

Mandatory Orientation for RA14 First Timers

RA-14 Training RiDEs
Mandatory for 1st year riders
July 19th
August 2nd

Attention 1st Year Riders...All first year riders are required to attend one of the two upcoming RiDE Allegheny Orientations (7/19 & 8/2), which will include a group trail ride followed by an informative presentation and ride Q&A. Please RSVP for your preferred date through the SignUp Genius email invite to follow.

"Tomorrow We Ride" Arlington Cemetery - Wine Harvest - MOAB

Arlington Cemetery RiDE - Wine Harvest | MOAB Event

RA14 Recruiting Event #4.

Riders have two choices of where to start and end the Arlington Cemetery RiDE: This is a 7:30 to 12:30 event.

RiDE Length: 44 Miles

Arrive: 7:30am

DEPART: 8:00am

WHERE: C+O canal - Pennyfield Lock

RiDE Length: 32 Miles

Arrive: 7:45 am

DEPART: 8:20am (join Pennyfield grp)

WHERE: C+O canal - Great Falls, MD

Sugar Loaf Mountain Vineyard Ride June 14th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Ride Allegheny presents Training RiDE & Picnic

* Route 1 (27.4 miles) Out and Back (partial tow path) Rookies and Novice Cyclists
* Route 2 (32.8 miles) Northern Loop – tow path and roads. For Up and Comer Roadies.
* Route 3 (40 miles) Mtn. Climb - Southern Loop – all roads. For Roadies that haul ass.

Wine Tastings, Live Music, Kids welcome!
Gourmet Box Lunches served Compliments of
RiDE Allegheny

Ye Old Pub Ride makes a Successful Debut !

It's Official. RA's 1st Annual yeOlde PubRiDE was a success! A fantastic day for a RiDE with old friends and new: 22 Miles, 6 pubs. Thanks to the organizers: Clark (on brokering the venues, deals and sorthing out route) Base and the OSC for providing all the legwork, giftbags + T-shirts. Pinky + Pepe, The WineHarvest, O'Hare, and Largents for generously donating door prizes and Kathy for RiDING sag. Some images memories for your posting pleasure

New t-shirts designs for the RA14 Hippsters

Check out the 2014 long sleeve Ride Allegheny t-shirt. Ride-Drink-Sleep is what we do on our 4 day tried. Support Operation Second Chance... like our page and buy our t-shirt/jersey.


JRABS Raises Over $ 5,000 for Operation Second Chance

A note from Travis Evans

I've finally had a chance to sit down and write a note thanking each of you who attended our 4th Anniversary fundraiser! Together, we raised over $5,000 for Operation Second Chance, beating our last year's total!

Ye Old Pub Ride April 26 *6 Pubs 22 Miles* Is this Country Great or What

Ye Old Pub Ride April 26 (6 Pubs 22 Miles)

It doesn't get any better than this!

To sign up for the ride:

Open for Business RA14! The Year We Cross the Million $ High Water Mark

Come one, come all to the "Greatest Show on Earth and Ride of Your Life" ! Register here and now, spread the word and get ready for an even bigger and better Ride Allegheny 2014!


Clark, Walt, Dave, Cindy & Mark
The Ride Allegheny Steering Committee