On Wednesday, January 17th, some of the biggest names in Supercross racing will join patients, parents and staff on the front lawn of Loma Linda University Children's Hospital to watch freestyle motocross riders perform a ramp-to-ramp demonstration of heart-stopping tricks. Now in its fifth year, the appropriately named "Big Air Kid's Fair" is the most highly anticipated event on the hospital calendar.
At 1:00 PM in front of the Children's Hospital, located at 11234 Anderson Street in Loma Linda, CA, Steve Bauer, co-founder of Wonder Warthog Racing, will introduce a group of visiting riders, including 7-time Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath, Team Honda's Andrew Short, Sobe/NoFear's Kevin Windham and Josh Grant. Also attending will be Miss Supercross, Brittney George, who will be handling some of the announcing duties.
Jeff Tilton and Ronnie Renner, two of the most talented freestyle riders in the world, will then dazzle the crowd as they perform incredible tricks while hurtling through the air…just a few feet away from the wide-eyed faces of patients and staff watching from the 3rd floor viewing area! After the jump demo the riders will split into two groups and tour the hospital, distributing loads of shirts, hats, pajamas, toys and other products generously donated by motorcycle industry leaders, such as FMF, NoFear, Smooth Industries, Live Nation, Pro-Circuit, Troy Lee Designs, AlpineStars, Thor, Oneal and many others.
This year's event will be dedicated to the memory of our dear friend, Marty Moates, who passed away on December 7. Marty was a legend in the motorcycling community and a hero to all who knew him. His unmatched generosity, kind spirit and infectious grin were a huge part of what makes these visits so special for everyone involved and his presence will be missed by all of us here.