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The Dansville Online
  • Ride honors Sgt. Snyder

  • Saturday brought out more than 200 motorcycle riders to honor Sgt. Devin Snyder in the first Ride to Remember.

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  • Saturday brought out more than 200 motorcycle riders to honor Sgt. Devin Snyder in the first Ride to Remember.
    Dennis Weidman sought out Ed and Dineen Snyder to organize the first Ride to Remember. From there, “things just took off,” Dineen said.

    The community, as well as Snyder’s family and friends, pulled together to organize a 97.3-mile motorcycle ride that attracted 267 riders.
    Riders came from Buffalo, the 5th Chapter Motorcycle Club and the Vietnam Legacy Motorcycle Club, both from Rochester. Bikers from California and a veteran from Alaska who served with Sgt. Snyder took the trip east to show their support.

    “It was phenomenal,” said Ed Dineen. “The support from everyone was phenomenal.”
    The ride raised money for law enforcement, the field Sgt. Snyder planned on entering after she returned from Afghanistan.

    “We’re not sure if the money will go to law enforcement equipment, or students planning to enter the law enforcement field,” said Ed. “We just know it’ll go to law enforcement.”
    Dineen has a dream of seeing a K-9 unit with the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

    “It’s a dream,” she said. “And Devin loved animals, so it’s fitting.”
    The ride sold 15,000 raffle tickets to win a Victory motorcycle, which was presented to winner Darwin Campbell on Monday at Maddie’s Motorsports in Dansville.

    “I only bought one ticket,” said Campbell. “I’ve just got good luck.”
    The bike was donated by Maddie’s Motorsports, who hope to continue to partner with the Ride to Remember in future years.

    Although Campbell likes the bike, he’s unsure what his next move will be.
    “I’ve got a lot of toys right now at home,” he said. “I’ll have to sleep on this one.

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