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​Ridin’ With Dee’z Wheelz 2018

By Steve Pollock

July, 2018

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PITTSBURGH, PA… Dee’z Wheelz Bicycle Festival will be held this upcoming August 26th from 12 pm – 3 pm at the Bud Harris Bike Track in Highland Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Everyone is invited to bring their bicycle and ride, and if you don’t have a bike, Healthy Ride PGH will lend you one for free! The event is an opportunity to ride bicycles with Dee and other Special Olympians as well as officers from the Pittsburgh Police Department. 

Dee’z Wheel Bicycle Festival will be celebrating all things bikes with a bike raffle, unicycle performance, Bike Rodeo by Pittsburgh Police Officers and a chance to ride the Pittsburgh Party Pedaler. There will be food, games, prizes, dunking tank and a live DJ. The first 200 guests will receive free Bruster’s ice cream.

The admission fee is only $5 with all proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania and is sponsored by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, one of the largest fundraising organizations in the country for Special Olympics. The event is a cooperative effort of many individuals and companies and is organized by Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert, Officer Pam DeGuffroy and Joe Mancino, President of Tri-State Trailer Sales.

Sixteen year old Danielle “Dee List is a very special young lady. Dee lives with a rare condition called Glycosylation, which affects the central nervous system. Even though Dee is in a wheelchair, she doesn’t let it slow her down! She loves to swim, walk, bowl and especially to ride her custom built bicycle. However, a year ago she outgrew her bike and Joe Mancino generously purchased a new custom built bike for her. Dee and Joe proudly rode together at last year’s bicycle festival.

Ridin’ With Dee’z Wheelz 2018 is a great opportunity to spend an afternoon with some amazing Special Olympics athletes and to help raise money for a very worthy cause. The address for the event is 1401 Washington Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA. For additional information, contact Officer Pam DeGuffroy at pdeguffroy@gmail.com. If you can’t make the event but wish to donate, you can do so at www.deezwheelz.org. If you prefer mailing a check, make it payable to Dee’z Wheelz and mail it to: Tri-State Trailers, Attn: Joe Mancino, 3111 Grand Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15225