RiderDown.org at Loretta Lynn's

RiderDown Foundation at Loretta Lynn’s – The Passion Tour Rolls On!

RiderDown is pleased to announce that once again you will have a chance to help your fellow riders when they need it most and also have a chance to get something back in return.  Stop by the RDF booth and get your raffle tickets, place your bids, row a few meters or simply make a donation to the cause.  Several years ago RacerX and RiderDown teamed up to bring you the Passion Tour and Loretta’s is one of the premiere stops on the schedule. 

This year we’ll be raffling off a custom Loretta Lynn’s ’09 edition helmet, designed and painted by HotHedzDesigns, a pair of Asterisk children’s Germ knee braces, a Leatt Sport neck brace, an RXR chest protector and more!  All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to the RiderDown Foundation in support of its efforts to assist injured riders and their families.  Raffle tickets are only $2 and will be available throughout the week.  The drawing will be held Thursday.  Stop by the RDF booth for more details!

Want to get in better shape?  Check this out – Concept2 Indoor Rowers has donated a brand new Model D rower to RiderDown and we will be holding a silent auction for this machine to raise money for our injured riders in need.  Bids will be taken at the RDF booth or you can bid via email to info@riderdown.org (make sure to mention the rower in the subject line). Here’s a link for more info on the rower itself: Concept2 Model D Rower.   It is the same rower used by Milsaps Training Facility, KTM Muscle Milk, MotoSport Kawi, Kurt Caselli, Heath Voss, Destry Abbott, Travis Pastrana, RacerX staff and more!  

And if you’re feeling it, for the 3rd year in a row the guys at Concept2 and RacerX Virtual Trainer will be giving away rowers to the winners of the 500M challenge!  There will be a men’s and a women’s division and the competition will be tough!  Last year the head to head row off in the ladies class was tight!

Also, keep an eye out for our friend David Bulmer,that crazy media guy from across the pond.  He’s been travelling to all of the Outdoor Nationals with some of the crew from VurbMoto and running a lap at each track to raise money for charity.  RiderDown Foundation and Wings for Life are fortunate to have his generous support!  Give him a cheer!

"We're pleased to be able to help support the RiderDown Foundation at the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals," said Event Director Tim Cotter. "RiderDown's diligent work has helped many racers and their families recover from injuries and the associated medical costs.”

“We are extremely thankful for all the support that the great folks at MX Sports provides to RDF and the injured riders we help,” says Bruce Vermeulen, President of the RiderDown Foundation.  “We are extremely grateful for everyone’s generosity and willingness to help.  We’ll be at Loretta’s all week, so if you are in Tennessee stop by and find out how you can get involved!”

About RiderDown Foundation:

With a nationwide network of volunteers ready to lend support and assistance to injured riders, RiderDown is actively giving back to the off road community. As a non-profit, 501©3 charitable organization, RiderDown has been delivering on its mission of “Helping Riders Up” since 2005. Dedicated to helping responsible off-road motorcyclists and ATV racers who have been injured while riding, proceeds are used to provide assistance to riders and their families when faced with medical expenses and related issues. The medical bill review team they work with has saved injured riders thousands of dollars on excessive and/or unnecessary medical charges and their “Angels” visit injured riders in the hospital and at home, offering a friendly voice during difficult times. To find out more about RiderDown and ways you can help, go to www.RiderDown.org or contact them and info@RiderDown.org.

About MX Sports:

MX Sports, Inc. is a Morgantown, West Virginia-based motocross production company. The group coordinates the Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, which includes a national qualifying program consisting of 52 Area Qualifying races held annually from February through May and 12 Regional Championship races conducted in June at select motocross facilities across the country. Less than five percent of the Area Qualifier entries actually qualify for the national championship event, held during the first week of August at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.

About HotHedzDesigns:

HotHedzDesigns does custom helmet painting and design from Clarks Summit, PA.  Stop by the RiderDown booth at Loretta’s to meet us and check out our work.  For more information, go to www.hothedzdesigns.net or myspace/hothedzdesigns.  Check them out!

About Concept2:

Concept2 was founded by Dick and Peter Dreissigacker in 1976. Fresh from Olympic training, the two brothers designed and manufactured carbon fiber racing oars, then went on to create the world’s first airresistance indoor rower. Dreissigacker Racing Oars are now used by more than 70 percent of the rowing community. The Concept2 Indoor Rower has been redesigned and upgraded four times since the Model A was introduced in 1981. The Model D and Model E build on Concept2’s years of experience in designing and using rowing machines. For more information about Concept2, visit www.concept2.com.