Pedal For Patino and Pancreatic Cancer During the Charity Bike Ride Event

The fourth annual charity bike ride in Bristol helps raise funds to support pancreatic cancer research and bring awareness to the hospitality industry.
Ri Bike Ride

Service industry professionals participating in the annual Rhode Island Bike Ride charity event. Photo courtesy of Frank Martucci.

On Monday, June 7 (rain date June 14), the Rhode Island chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) is holding its annual charity bike ride, this year named Pedaling for Patino and Pancreatic Cancer, for its fourth year in Bristol. Satellite rides are also happening across the country for the cause. Riders can help raise awareness about the food and drink industry, as well as raise funds to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or the hospitality industry icon Chris Patino, who was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer – pancreatic mixed acinar-neuroendocrine carcinoma. Patino has been a leader in national beverage education and is involved in several industry charitable efforts. 

The ride will start at 10 a.m. at Independence Park in Bristol and will follow along the East Bay coastline for a scenic twenty-five miles. Lunch will follow the ride for all those who participate at Bywater Restaurant in Warren, which is sponsored by Campari USA, Teremana Tequila and USBG RI.

“It’s great to see the kindness extended by Campari, Teremana and USBG RI to host riders from many Northeast restaurants and bars for this bike ride,” says Frank Martucci, president of USBG National Charity Foundation. “During these challenging times in our industry, we need to continue to promote health and wellness amongst all of our peers. To get outside and bike along coastal Rhode Island surely gives all of our riders a great opportunity to relax, exercise and enjoy catching up with fellow industry peers.”

Sign up for the charity event here and help raise funds for Patino at



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