Ho'okele Staff | Oct 22, 2011
“Ride to Remember,” in memory of Command Master Chief John David Tyner will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Nov. 20. The ride will benefit the David Tyner Memorial Scholarship for Diplomacy and Military Studies at Hawaii Pacific University and is sponsored by the NIOC Hawaii Chief Petty Officers Association.
Tyner worked as an instructor for submarine engineers at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard at the time of his death. Before coming to work at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Tyner competed a 29-year active duty career in the United States Navy, retiring as a command master chief from Naval Security Group Activity (NAVSECGRUACT) Kunia in 2007.
Tyner was a student in Hawaii Pacific University’s (HPU) master of arts program in diplomacy and military studies. The night he died, he was riding his motorcycle home from class at the HPU Hawaii Loa campus.
There are several opportunities to participate in the ride. Early registration for riders and passengers ends on Oct. 23 which guarantees a T-shirt and lunch.
Late registration for riders and passengers includes lunch, but T-shirts will only be available for purchase as supplies last.
There is a virtual rider option for those who do not ride but still want to participate. They are also looking for volunteers who will be guaranteed their T-shirt size if they register by Oct. 28.
The route will take riders from Moanalua Gardens, along H-1 past Makapuu to Sandy Beach for a view of Oahu’s east coast. It will then wind through Waimanalo and traverse the Koolau mountains via H-3 to Keaiwa Heiau State Park in Aiea for a view of Pearl Harbor. Lastly, it will wind back to H-1, north on H-2 and then to Waipahu via Kunia road. The total route is 75 miles and is expected to take three hours.
Lunch will be provided at the last stop by South Seas Waipahu at their location. There are plans for live music, door prizes, as well as a 50/50 raffle.
For more information and registration forms, go to www.TheStrategicAllies.com/ridetoremember or email ride to firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to volunteer.