The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station is planning a ride to help those in need who serve the Santa Clarita Valley community with their inaugural 10-33 ride on Oct. 26.
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“The mission of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s benefit ride is to provide assistance to the families of peace officers and firefighters, who have been killed or seriously injured in the line of duty, or who have a life threatening or incapacitating illness,” said Deputy Josh Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, adding that the ride is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to participate.
“The money raised from it is not only going to go to a Santa Clarita Valley deputy who’s suffering from a life-threatening illness, but other law enforcement officers who are in need,” Dubin said.
The radio code for 10-33 designates an emergency call for an officer in need.
Deputies plan to make this an annual event, he added, and the money raised from the ride primarily will go toward helping Deputy Devin Freeman.
The goal is to have at least 300 riders participate since it’s the first time, but there is room for more than that, he said.
Freeman is a school resource officer for Canyon High School and Sierra Vista Junior High for approximately five years.
He is battling a very rare form of cancer, and in May, he received an outpouring of support from the William S. Hart Union High School District he worked with, and fellow officers, courtesy of a powder puff football game played in his honor, in which thousands attended.
A Facebook page supporting his family was set up, called “Freeman Family Fight,” and the event will help in that effort.
Participation in the event costs $30 to ride for a single rider, and $40 if there’s a passenger.
The price includes lunch, a raffle ticket and a ride sticker.
The ride will start at Glendale Harley at 11 a.m., and continue to Route 66 Bar and Grill in Santa Clarita.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and all riders must check in between 9 and 11 a.m. The ride is expected to end around 12:15 p.m. at Route 66.
Route 66 is located at 18730 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country, and Glendale Harley is located at 3717 San Fernando Road in Glendale.
Registration information is available on the Santa Clarita Station’s 10-33 website, but anyone interested in participating must show up to register before the ride.
If someone wants to participate but doesn’t own a motorcycle, they are welcomed to drive a custom, classic or hot rod vehicle behind all of the motorcycles, as well, officials said.
Those who can’t participate in the ride are welcome to come to Route 66 Grill.
Lunch tickets may be purchased the day of the event for $15.
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Source: Santa Clarita News