George’s Ride Brings Triumph from Tragedy


Bikers, chili cooks and chili aficionados packed the Middletown Elks Lodge parking lot.

Bikers, chili cooks and chili aficionados packed the Middletown Elks Lodge parking lot.

by Kathleen Pulek, Middletown Chronicle, October, 2014

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What do you get when you take 100 bikers, 30 championship chili masters and a sprinkling of zombies? The answer is the perfect recipe for George’s Ride and Zombie Biker Chilifest – held at the Middletown Elks Lodge on Sept. 21 – an event created from the tragedy of a father losing a son.

George Ryan’s son never got to live out his dreams. He died tragically just two days after turning 19. Continue reading