Trey’s Ride rumbles through Onset
The ground rumbled underfoot at the Onset VFW on Sunday as 80 motorcycles pulled out of the parking lot to honor the memory of Trey Miranda and raise money to support the Trey Strong Organization.
Trey Miranda was a lifelong resident of Onset and beloved student at Wareham High School who passed away from brain cancer at the age of 17 in 2016.
Sunday, June 23, would have been Trey’s 21st birthday.
The sun was shining, and the weather was perfect for the 60 mile route the bikers followed down Cranberry Highway and through Lakeville and Rochester.
After the ride, more than 150 people gathered at the VFW to enjoy music, food, drinks, and enter raffles. There was also a bouncy house for kids.
Many of Trey’s friends helped out at the event.
Teena Miranda, Trey’s mother, said that her son had asked to be remembered with a ride, and the event organizer, Randy Delgado, had pitched the idea to her without knowing that it had been something Trey wanted.
“One of the things Trey said before he passed was that he didn’t want to be forgotten,” said Miranda.
The event keeps Trey’s memory alive as people gather together to support students in Wareham Schools. This year, the Trey Strong Organization, run almost single-handedly by Teena Miranda, gave out more than 200 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to students. Miranda goes above and beyond, even contacting students’ parents or guardians to find out what characters the students like so the backpacks can match their interests.
The organization also awarded three scholarships to graduating seniors from Wareham High School this spring.