Ride Allegheny '21

The Ride of Your Life


3.6k supporters

$685,000 goal

Team Member

Carey Riel


by 48 supporters

$25,000 goal

This year will mark my 11th year participating with  Ride Allegheny, a 310-mile bicycle ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC, to raise money for Operation Second Chance.

Operation Second Chance provides support to Marines, soldiers, veterans, and service members with service related disabilities of 70% or more.  Operation Second Chance is one of the top rated non-profits in Maryland among the top 5 rated non-profits in the United States.  I encourage you to take a moment to learn more about Operation Second Chance by calling me or  by clicking here

I served in the United States Marine Corps and have personally seen the sacrifices made by these men and women, so it is important for me to help in any way possible.  Fundraising for Operation Second Chance is my way of giving back.   

This year my personal goal is to raise $25,000, and as a group we are aiming to raise $600,000.  Please consider helping us achieve our goal by donating any amount small or large.  Your donation is tax deductible and will be extremely appreciated!   

Thank you in advance for your support.

Semper Fi,

Carey Riel 301.996.7432

Team Members

Carey Riel


48 supporters

Mike Locraft


105 supporters

John Mahoney


168 supporters

Larry Stovicek


58 supporters

Rob Dallen


60 supporters

Kelly Grossberg


150 supporters

Mark Shell


43 supporters

Colin Thomas


24 supporters

Curran Johnson


61 supporters

Joe Duffy


50 supporters

Chris Marsh


46 supporters

Ryan Wessling


71 supporters


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Ride Allegheny


The Beginning

Ride Allegheny was founded in 2001 by Clark Wagner, who was joined by five neighborhood friends completing a chilly mid-October bicycling adventure from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg following a delayed launch due to 9/11. We knew at that point in time we started something special from both a challenge and camaraderie perspective.

Partnership Formed

In March 2005 we had the good fortune to meet Cindy McGrew and hear about the important work she was doing for injured Soldiers and Marines recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC. Her passion and dedication were infectious and we quickly decided that our ride could play a meaningful role in young heroes’ lives. The rest is history, based on our commitment to raise money Cindy formed Operation Second Chance a non-profit 501 (c) 3 status organization dedicated to helping injured Soldiers and Marines transition back to active duty or civilian life.

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