Several key land use initiatives will benefit from $52,100 donated to the Right Rider Access Fund (RRAF), following the first-ever Give to Ride Breakfast and Auction at Dealer Expo in Indianapolis. Donations that included gear, parts, memorabilia, riding experiences and even a motorcycle from a number of MIC members generated funding for the RRAF. The RRAF promotes the safe and responsible use of off-highway vehicles and preserves access to appropriate lands.
A dozen racing stars also provided support to the RRAF by appearing at the breakfast. Motocross and off-road legends Malcolm Smith, Fred Hoess, Mark Blackwell, Scot Harden, Jonah Street, Andy Jefferson and Chuck Sun answered questions and signed autographs. ATV racing was well represented by riders Bill Ballance and Mike Penland. Dirt track icon Chris Carr not only appeared but also donated a two-day American Supercamp. Road racers Kevin Schwantz and Don Emde were special guests, too.
"Everyone on the Right Rider Board is so grateful to all the companies and individuals who attended and donated items to the Give to Ride Auction," RRAF president Tim Buche said. "We appreciate the generosity of everyone who participated, and while fundraising was certainly an important aspect of this morning's event, it was not the primary objective. Our true goal was to rally the motorcycling community for a fun morning together and to challenge everyone to give to ride."