For its fourth year, the Ride for Justice takes motorcycle riders through Connecticut’s scenic roads to support the Petit Family Foundation’s efforts. In honor of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and daughters Hayley Elizabeth and Michaela Rose Petit, the Petit Family Foundation strives to make the world a better place through activism, idealism, and kindness. Events like the Ride for Justice support multiple funds, scholarships, and efforts to help educate young people, especially women in the sciences, help those living with chronic illnesses, and protect those affected by violent crimes.

For 2013, Trantolo & Trantolo is the Presenting Sponsor, and our law firm has assisted the Ride for Justice since its first event in 2010. Organization committee chair Ron Catucci and friend Keith Stack began planning the event in 2010, with Atty. Vincent Trantolo, a long-time friend of the Petit family, offering assistance.

For the first event, Trantolo & Trantolo provided assistance in organization and planning, including getting help from Yankee Harley Davidson and Bozzuto’s. 3,000 came out the first year, and more are expected for the fourth Ride for Justice.

The Ride for Justice, held on September 29, 2013, begins at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. There, participants have the chance to register from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with Face4Radio providing entertainment.

Then, when the motorcycle ride departs at 11:30 a.m., it travels through Connecticut’s scenic routes showcasing the region’s fall foliage. Riders will go through Bristol, Burlington, Harwinton, Terryville, Wolcott, and Plantsville and end up at Bozzuto’s Food Distribution Center in Cheshire. Participants and walk-ins get an Outback Steakhouse family-style BBQ and live music from The Happening!

Early registration ($25 per rider) ends at noon on September 26. On the day of the event, tickets are $30 per rider and $15 per passenger; those wanting to come for lunch at Bozzuto’s also need to pay a $15 fee. Register before the event on the Petit Family Foundation website here.