Riders, Runners and Community Members To Gather in Support of Oswego County Ramp Program

OSWEGO – The annual ARISE and Ride for Ramps event will take place on June 3 at Lighthouse Lanes in the City of Oswego. The event offers something for the whole family: a 5K walk/run, motorcycle ride, music and great food.

Riders prepare to head out at last year's event.
Riders prepare to head out at last year’s event.

The day will start at 9:30 a.m. with an exciting 5K run/walk around the famous Oswego Speedway.

The motorcycles will depart at 10 a.m. for a great ride through the North Country. Riders will enjoy a journey through some of the most beautiful views Oswego County has to offer.

The day wouldn’t be complete without the fantastic BBQ at Lighthouse Lanes.

We will have a choice of pulled pork or BBQ chicken.

We will once again be offering a drive-up service later in the day for those attending the races that evening.

Tickets for just the BBQ are available on our website. There will be activities for everyone in the family to do.

This event provides a chance for the whole community to come together and shine as we take care of neighbors in need.

Funding raised through the event will be used for people in Oswego County who cannot afford a ramp or home accessibility modifications.

Your support for this event makes it possible for people to remain at home and not be forced into a nursing home.

It also means that people can come home from rehab or the hospital in a much quicker timeframe. ARISE and Ride for Ramps allows people with disabilities to return to their community and feel hopeful once again as they rejoin their families to live in dignity.

We hope that you’ll share this day with us.

Come be part of “OUR” family and in turn let’s give independence to our neighbors and their families.

You can register at rideforramps.org.

9:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins
10 a.m. Motorcycle Ride Departs
11 a.m. AM BBQ Begins


ARISE is a non-profit Independent Living Center run by and for people with disabilities.

The organization has been providing advocacy and services since 1979, and each year ARISE works with approximately 7,000 people of all ages who have all types of disabilities.

ARISE has offices in Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, Cayuga, and Seneca counties and operates ARISE at the Farm, a 77-acre recreational facility in Chittenango and ARISE and Ski at Toggenburg Winter Sports Center in Fabius.