Roland's Ride Motorcycle Dice Run to Benefit Wilmot Cancer Center

August 05, 2004

Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a day of riding through Rochester and the southern tier while benefiting the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  Roland’s Ride Motorcycle Dice Run is a 100+ mile ride set for Saturday, August 14 that will raise money for the cancer center.

Registration will take place the day of the ride between 10 a.m. and noon at Jake’s Bar, 4390 Buffalo Road in North Chili (the corner of Buffalo Road and Union Street).  Registration is $15 for motorcyclists, $10 for passengers and includes dinner plus entertainment at the end of the ride.  The ride concludes at Slammers Bar & Grill, 4650 Dewey Avenue, where there will be the added attraction of a car show for those who want to stop by and support the cause.

This is the third year for the run, which organizer Kyle Pagano started in memory of his friend, Roland Marchetti, who died of cancer.  “Roland was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. We wanted to put something together in his name, not only to enjoy a day of riding motorcycles, but also to benefit cancer research and those who have acquired cancer,” says Pagano.

Past rides have drawn 150 bikers but this year Pagano is hoping for about 200 riders.  Funds for the Wilmot Cancer Center will be raised through registration fees, t-shirt sales and raffles during the event.

To participate in the ride, bikers need only to show up and register.  For more information, or to support the ride, contact the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at (585) 242-8988 or log onto

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