Motorcyclists will embark on an 80-mile ride through Connecticut next Sunday to raise money for the family of an 11-year-old Roxbury resident who died in an ATV accident last month.
The day after he finished fifth grade, Joey Awlasewicz went for a ride on trails near his home June 19 and never returned, police said. His body was found near Carriage Lane later that night.
Now motorcycle riders across Connecticut and New York are coming together to honor Joey’s memory and support his family.
The ride will begin an end at Black Bear Tavern just over the state line at 34 old Route 22 in Wingdale, New York. Riders should arrive at 9:30 a.m. July 20 and will embark after an 11 a.m. eulogy for Joey.
Organizer Joe Ceci said he has no direct ties to the family, but said he had to do something when he learned what happened to Joey and found out the boy’s mother had recently undergone a double mastectomy.
The cost to ride is $25 per motorcycle.