The Petit Family Foundation’s Ride for Justice has turned into one of the organization’s most successful events. After the senseless tragedy that happened to his family, William Petit urged others to “help a neighbor, fight for a cause, and love your family” to honor their memory. The Ride For Justice assists the organization with fulfilling this mission, which has resulted in multiple scholarships, community gardens, and funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Connecticut Chapter. Such efforts forward the Petit Family Foundation’s goals of educating young people, especially those interested in the sciences; supporting those living with chronic illness; and protecting those affected by violence.

For the 2014 event, Trantolo & Trantolo is the presenting sponsor. Title sponsors Outback Steakhouse Bozzuto’s, and Yankee Harley-Davidson join our law firm in supporting and assisting with this event started by committee chair Ron Cantucci and friend Keith Stack. Atty. Vincent Trantolo heard about the idea and offered assistance, such as helping organize the ride and drawing sponsors like Bozzuto’s and Yankee Harley-Davidson.

For those interested in attending, the ride will be held on September 28. Participants should go to St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol to register between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Ticket prices will be $30 per rider, $20 per passenger, and $15 for walk-ins.

Participants can also register early through the Petit Family Foundation’s website. There’s a discount ($5 off for one person and $10 off per rider/passenger pair) for registering by 5:00 p.m. on September 25.

The ride begins at 11:30 a.m. and proceeds to go through a scenic route. You’ll have a chance to view optimal foliage areas in Bristol, Burlington, Harwinton, Terryville, Wolcott, and Plantsville during your journey. All arrive at Bozzuto’s Food Distribution Center in Cheshire for a family barbecue lunch catered by Outback Steakhouse.

Along with the food, the event provides live entertainment before and after your journey: Face4Radio at St. Paul Catholic High School at 9 a.m. and The Happening! at 12:30 p.m. at Bozzuto’s.