Ride Allegheny '21

The Ride of Your Life

$722,668

3.6k supporters

$685,000 goal

Team Member

Rob Dallen

$36,110

by 60 supporters

$50,000 goal

Dear Friends

      I hope everyone is getting back to normal as we hopefully put the Covid pandemic behind us. My family and I feel very blessed for getting through 2020. We were thankful for having great friends and family to support each other. 

As I reflect on my life, I think about the veterans that were struggling before the pandemic.  I can’t image having PTSD while dealing with 2020 Covid struggles.  Therefore, one of my goals this year is to step up my support for our veterans. 

 I am once again making the 310 mile bike journey from Pittsburgh to Washington DC to raise money for our veterans.  The charity is Operation Second Chance.  Many of veterans are struggling PTSD and financial hardship.  They need our support more than ever. The suicide rate for the Veterans is very high.  Over 20 veterans take their lives everyday.​

I am asking for donations.  The process is a simple. Just click the link  on the right "Donate Now"

Lastly year, I raised over $33,000 for Operation Second Chance. This year I am raising my donation target to $50,000. Our team goal this year is to exceed over $650,000!  Your generosity will have an immediate and substantial impact on those who have sacrificed so much for our nation.

About the Charity  - Operation Second Chance (OSC)

Operation Second Chance supports our nations veterans.​ 

Operation Second Chance is a top charity that provides: service dogs, retro-fits houses for disable veterans and provides financial support for struggling veterans. OSC has been recognized by Charity Navigator as the top 1% of more that 10,000 organizations. Business.org ranked OSC the #1 non-profit in the state of Maryland.

https://operationsecondchance....

In closing, please join me to help support our veterans by making a donation.   I greatly appreciate the support. Last year, I carried a list of 20 veterans in my pack to honor these heroes. If you have a family member or friends that are veterans, please send me their name and I will add them to my honoree list for 2021.

Thank you 

Rob Dallen 

Team Members

Rob Dallen

$36,110

60 supporters

Mike Locraft

$35,980

105 supporters

John Mahoney

$14,117

168 supporters

Larry Stovicek

$40,550

58 supporters

Kelly Grossberg

$10,755

150 supporters

Mark Shell

$27,608

43 supporters

Carey Riel

$22,975

48 supporters

Colin Thomas

$45,775

24 supporters

Curran Johnson

$15,720

61 supporters

Joe Duffy

$14,200

50 supporters

Chris Marsh

$14,707

46 supporters

Ryan Wessling

$9,100

71 supporters

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Story

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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