Lakewood, CO: RedBull FIM 2010 MX of Nations, Thunder Valley Motocross Park - The racing was exciting, the best of the best were there, the crowds were huge and Team USA did not disappoint. The excitement continued all weekend in between the racing. The fans swarmed the pits and vendor areas with one of the more popular attractions being the RiderDown Foundation tent. Here, a dozen volunteers were manning the booths on a number of fronts.
A big winner with riders and race fans alike at RiderDown’s booth was the Concept 2 rowing challenge. One of Concept 2’s popular rowing machines was signed by Team USA and decked out in Team USA graphics produced by 139designs.com. Fans competed to see who could get the fastest 500 meter time. Winners received generous gift certificates from S.I.C.A.S.S. Racing and their choice of RiderDown gear. In addition, all participants received a gift for their efforts.
Ron Rennke of Grand Junction, CO supplied a beautifully restored 1982 KTM 495 for a silent auction. Legends like Donnie Hanson, Gary Bailey, Danny LaPorte and Chuck Sun stopped by to check it out and sign this iconic KTM. The winner of the bike was Doug Williams of Las Vegas, NV.
Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, Sarah Schmidt, of Evergreen, CO donated her time and expertise. The on-going line of race fans needing that sore shoulder, back or neck adjusted became a testament to her healing touch.
Thunder Valley and David Clabaugh were big supporters of RiderDown as well. As the track owner, David has been a very dedicated RiderDown supporter ever since the first Outdoor National held at his track in CO. He has always made it a point to make sure there was a place for RiderDown at all of his events and this year they went a step further. The crew held their own silent auction with autographed race gear and event souvenirs from competitors around the world to benefit RDF. During the opening ceremony a check for $1000 was presented to the RiderDown Foundation.
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 amateur off road community. As a non-profit, 501(c)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, proceeds are used to provide assistance to riders and their families when faced with medical expenses and related issues. In cooperation with their partners in the field of medical bill review, RDF has saved injured riders thousands of dollars on excessive and/or unnecessary medical charges. RiderDown 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
Special thanks to; www.tvmx.net, www.sicassracing.com, www.jamesmarshallproject.com, www.139designs.com, www.concept2.com and www.MotoSport.com