Motosport Donates Over $215,000 to Motorcycle Rider Community

April 5, 2012 9:25am

MotoSport.com Donates over $215,000 to Motorcycle Rider
Community Through Donation Matching Program

TUALATIN, OR – MotoSport.com has a long and storied past within the motorcycle riding and racing community, having been founded for the purpose of supporting racers and maintaining a large number of series, event, team and rider sponsorships. What may not be as well-known – at least to those who have yet to become MotoSport.com customers – are the numerous ways MotoSport.com helps the community give back to itself.

The sport of motorcycle racing can be a dangerous endeavor, and crashes and injuries are a constant hazard when one competes in such events. MotoSport.com knows this very well; after all, the people who work there ride and race what they sell. It is this first-hand experience and knowledge which has helped to fuel MotoSport.com’s desire to help reduce the impacts of such life-shattering events on riders, racers and their families.

What makes this mission possible are MotoSport.com’s customers; every time someone makes a purchase at MotoSport.com or via the telephone, the purchaser is given the opportunity to make a $1 donation towards one of three helpful organizations whose primary goals are either to take care of a racer who has fallen or prevent injury in the first place. Once the donation is submitted, MotoSport.com matches it dollar-for-dollar – up to $40,000 every year - instantly turning $1 into $2 and thus doubling the amount given. To date, since this program was first put in place in 2008, MotoSport.com has raised in excess of $216,000, all of it helping the people who take our sport to its ultimate limits.

The first partner to benefit from this relationship was the rider-created and rider-sponsored RiderDown Foundation. Their admirable work goes to assist directly in the lives of responsible off-road motorcycle and ATV riders who are injured while riding and rendered unable to continue in their normal, daily existence. This help can include everything from assistance with medical bills and support for the rider’s family to personal home visits, regular rehabilitation transportation and beyond. MotoSport.com, together with thousands of their customers, has donated $195,322 to RiderDown thus far, and it is only going upwards.

In the arena of injury prevention, Roadracing World’s Action Fund was chosen as another beneficiary of the MotoSport.com racer assistance program. The people at the Action Fund are focused on motorcycle racing safety and education, but they are primarily the leading organization in deploying “air fence.” This is a type of soft race track barrier which is filled with air that cushions a rider should they have the unfortunate experience of impacting it. Air fence can be the difference between a smash-up which one can walk away from and one which requires an ambulance ride. Over $3,400 has been raised for this critical mission since the relationship began.

The Jimmy Button story led MotoSport.com to support the organization created in his honor, Road 2 Recovery. He was in his tenth year of professional off-road racing at the young age of 26 when a nasty fall paralyzed him from the neck down and ended his career. Road2Recovery was created by Button - and co-founders Bob Moore and Bob Walker - after his experiences and continues to assist in the lives of AMA-licensed professional Motocross and Supercross racers who experience a tragic accident leading to the end of a motorcycle racing career. Over $17,300 has been passed on to Road2Recovery from MotoSport.com and their caring customers.

In the end, it is the generosity of the MotoSport.com customer which makes all of this possible; without the many kind and decent people who make that simple $1 donation, there would be no story about the great work which MotoSport.com accomplishes with RiderDown, the Roadracing World Action Fund and Road 2 Recovery. This is our industry, and we all need help sometimes. Take some time and visit MotoSport.com. Should you make a purchase, check that box and donate $1 to help the motorcycle rider or racer - support those who put life and limb on the line for our entertainment, fuel our passion, do real-time engineering development, and keep us dreaming of becoming even better riders.

 

About MotoSport.com

MotoSport.com was started by a rider who raced in the 1970’s and 1980’s who was looking for a far more expansive supply of parts and accessories for racers which could be obtained quickly and without the usual hassles and limitations of a dealership. Today, MotoSport has become an industry leader that remains focused on providing our customers with the parts they need when they need them and is one of the fastest growing retailers of power sports apparel, parts and accessories on the Internet today. From start to finish, MotoSport.com is dedicated to providing the best experience, anytime, anywhere. Check us out online at MotoSport.com or call 1-866-677-3571 and join the best customers in the industry.