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MIC breakfast in Indy to benefit charity

Raising awareness and revenue for the Right Rider Access Fund, the Motorcycle Industry Council will host a star-studded breakfast auction at next month's 2012 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis. The free breakfast will include racing legends Mark Blackwell and Kevin Schwantz, with more champions to be named later. MIC Board Director Eric Anderson and MIC member Tom White will emcee the event.

The event is set for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Wabash Room of the Indiana Convention Center, and is open to any Dealer Expo attendee: dealers, manufacturers, aftermarket reps and all others are welcome. Breakfast and sign-in for the auction begins at 7:30 a.m., though space is limited to 250. All proceeds will benefit the Right Rider Access Fund (RRAF).

Items slated for the RRAF auction block will appeal to off-road enthusiasts and street riders alike. So far, these items include a pristine, vintage Yamaha DT1, graciously donated by Tom White; a Schwantz School at your choice of Road Atlanta or Indianapolis Motor Speedway, courtesy of American Suzuki Motor Corp.; and a variety of Supercross jerseys autographed by fan-favorite Supercross racers. Keep an eye out for future releases and a final list of auction items at riderfund.org.

"We're all familiar with the live to ride slogan," MIC president and CEO Tim Buche said. "Now, the MIC is encouraging riders to give to ride by donating their time to maintain trails or money to support the RRAF's initiatives and fund the grants it gives to other partners that strive to preserve current riding areas and opportunities. That's what this auction is all about: Giving to Ride. The BlueRibbon Coalition previously hosted The Breakfast of Champions fundraiser like this one, and our plan is for the MIC auction to be something of an homage to its event. We want to give our attendees valuable goods and experiences to bid on, but we also want to entertain them by having motorcycle industry luminaries on hand for interviews. Most importantly, we want to encourage everyone to Give to Ride by supporting the RRAF at what we hope will be an exciting and entertaining event."

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