Rider Gear Auction on Ebay to Benefit Mark Reynolds Memorial Fund

November 3, 2005 11:59am
St. Joseph, MO (November 2, 2005) Many in the motocross and mountain bike industry know that OMS agent Mark Reynolds was tragically killed by a mountain lion less than two years ago while riding his mountain bike in Orange, California. What you may not know was that Mark, an extremely avid bicyclist, always took time before Christmas to purchase new bicycles and helmets for underprivileged children – anonymously donating them to local churches. In his career as an agent, and in his life, Mark always put others before him.

After Mark’s tragic death, his parents Gary and Dona Reynolds established the Mark Reynolds Memorial Bike Fund Inc. to support and carry on Mark’s dreams of delivering bikes to those children less fortunate. This fund is a 501 (3) charity and all donations are deductible with all proceeds going to the purchase of bikes. To aid in this benefit, the Mark Reynolds Memorial Bike Fund Inc. is having an EBay auction of many of today’s top motocross stars riding gear. The auction will start at 6:00 PM CST on Sunday, November 13. Included in the auction are items from such riders as Ernesto Fonseca, Kevin Windham, Mike and Jeff Alessi, Andrew Short, James Stewart – and a rare Ricky Carmichael jersey from the Motocross Des Nations! Along with the riders, special thanks go out to: Scott and Beeker from FOX Racing, Rob from SHIFT, Jackson from FLY, Big E from Answer, DC from MSR, Michelle from No Fear, Victor from Thor, and Brad Williams from the TLD sponsored WBR team.

The Mark Reynolds Fund has received a tremendous amount of support and community partners to arrange for these bikes being delivered to the children. Dona Reynolds is a “Mother on a Mission” to keep the legacy of Mark, and his passion for biking and giving, to continue through this fund. Special thanks again to all the riders, team managers, and apparel companies that donated items for this benefit auction – without their help this would not be possible.

For further information, please contact Dona Reynolds at: donareynolds@markreynoldsfund.org and visit the website at www.markreynoldsfund.com in honor of Mark.