Glendale, CA – November 5, 2010 – On August 23, 2010, Pro Italia’s Cafe Desmo attracted over 500 motorcyclists
for its “Ride the Crest” event up Angeles Crest to Newcombs’ Ranch. During this event more than $2,600
was raised for the Plant-A-Tree Program of Angeles National Forest. This money will be used to plant 4,000
trees in the burned areas helping the forest recover faster and to even better support the many campers, hikers,
bikers, sightseers and motorcyclists who will use it in the future.
Bill Nation, Dealer-Principal of Pro Italia noted “I can’t express how proud I am to be part of the local motorcycling
community who rose to the occasion and supported that great natural resource, Angeles National Forest,
in a time of need. We look forward to the day when motorcyclists, bikers, cars and hikers can ride and walk the
entire Angeles Crest Highway again. Jody Noiron, Angeles National Forest Supervisor, noted how pleased she
was “to have Pro Italia and the local motorcycling community on board as a partner” and added “I look forward
to future collaborative efforts. We need lots of help and support from our partners to get our job done.”
About Pro Italia: Pro Italia specializes in the Italian Motorcycling experience, carrying Aprilia, Ducati, Moto
Guzzi and MV Agusta motorcycles, providing renowned service and offering a broad array of apparel, parts and
accessories. Pro Italia is located at the base of Angeles Crest Highway in Glendale California (Los Angeles) and
is a prime destination for sport bike enthusiasts in Southern California.
About the Plant-A-Tree Program: The Plant-A-Tree Program is a national program established by the USDA
Forest Service in 1983 to provide a means for individuals and groups to contribute money toward planting trees
on National Forest System lands. Anyone wishing to contribute to the recovery of Angeles National Forest
should mail a check payable to the USDA Forest Service and write “Plant-A-Tree, Angeles National
Forest on the check. Send the check to: Forest Service Office, Angeles National Forest Attention: Plant-A-Tree
Coordinator. 701 N. Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006.