Rip's B.A.D Ride—Bikers Against Diabetes—is a motorcycle fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association. This event unites the biker nation in the fight to Stop Diabetes® with bikers joining events across Southern California to raise money to help Stop Diabetes®.
Rip's B.A.D. Ride— Bikers Against Diabetes —are Biker fundraising rides that unite the Biker Nation in the fight to Stop Diabetes.
Rip Rose, a biker photojournalist for Easyrider, had a dream of the Biker Nation rallying in the fight to STOP Diabetes and its deadly consequences. Rip enlisted the support of the Davidson Family, motorcycle industry leaders and bikers touched by diabetes.
The Ride began in Southern California in 1997 with three hundred riders converging into Glen Helen Pavilion from a few start sites in Southern California. Last year, many riders from various different start sites across Southern California and Arizona converged together several times during the year to help raise the much needed funds to help in the fight to STOP Diabetes.
Rip passed away in 2000. His legacy lives on each year as Rip's B.A.D. Ride unites the biker communities in California and Arizona to continue the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of those affected by diabetes.
The ride began with 300 participants and has grown to involve more than 5,000 riders at the California event.. Rip's B.A.D. Ride is also held in other states. To date, the effort has raised more than $500,000 for diabetes research.
George “Rip” Rose died in February 2000 from cancer.
Rip's BAD Ride - Bikers Against Diabetes
Published on May 16, 2013
The American Diabetes Association's Rip's B.A.D. Ride - Bikers Against Diabetes - is an escorted, fundraising ride that unites the Biker Nation in the fight to Stop Diabetes! To get more information and to register go to main.diabetes.org/ripsbadrideaz!