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Ramapo College Foundation’s Second Annual Ramapo Rumble Set to Start Its Engine in May 2012

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 17, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The Ramapo College Foundation will hold its 2nd Annual Ramapo Rumble on Sunday, May 20, 2012, a 90-mile stretch through North Jersey and New York State.

The 90-mile run, which begins on the campus, includes three stops for bikers to enjoy refreshments.  The event will also feature lunch, live music from the DRG Band, awards, a 50/50 raffle, and door prizes.  Motorcycle-related vendors will also sell cycling gear, and Harleys, Triumphs and BMW bikes will be on display.  

Last year’s Rumble raised about $15,000 for student scholarships and undergraduate research programs.  About 120 bikers attended the event. The event raises funds for student scholarships and undergraduate research programs.
“We thought this would be a fun kind of event to introduce the College to a new group of people,” said Ramapo College Foundation Assistant Vice President Kathleen Mainardi.

The run’s Steering Committee is comprised of College alumni, staff, members of the Board of Governors and community members.  Members of the committee include Chairman Rick DeSilva, Rick DeSilva, Jr., Anthony P. Petralia, John Brewster ’75, Randall Brewster and Jonathan Marcus ’93 of Mahwah, NJ,  Robert Hiden of Mamaroneck, NY, Doreen Janes of Lyndhurst, NJ, David Hackett of South Plainfield, NJ, Larry Inserra of Franklin Lakes, NJ, Lisa Ryan of Towaco, NJ, and Gerry Guidice ’78 of Robbinsville, NJ.

The Poker Run/Ramapo Rumble is a Ramapo College Foundation event, created to uphold the Foundation’s mission to “provide the resources that make the difference in Ramapo College of New Jersey’s quest for educational excellence.”  The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, and the rain date is Sunday, June 3.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 10:30 a.m. the morning of the run.  The cost is $25 for riders and $15 for passengers.  For more information, please contact Ramapo College Foundation Assistant Vice President Kathleen Mainardi at 201.684.6259 or via email at


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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