Mike Sleeter and his wife, Sarah, are putting together a charity ride this Saturday for those affected by the tragic shooting on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. Sarah and four of her friends were attending the concert that night. Luckily none of them were hurt, but there were people to the right of them and behind them that didn’t make it, a few people specifically from the Temecula/Murrieta community.
They have put together a GoFundMe page to help support those in our local community who are still healing from their physical injuries, and for those family members who were tragically lost in this event.
They are also putting together a ‘Ride For Route 91' event on October 28 starting at Jax Bicycle Center in Murrieta. There will be 20, 40, 91 mile bike rides, as well as family activities and a silent auction with all proceeds going to local families affected by this tragedy.
Some notable riders and industry leader set to ride this Saturday: 100% staff, Donn Maeda, Gareth Swanepoel, Aaron Plessinger, Johhny Louch, Cooper Weeb, Cole Seeley, Christian Craig and multiple KTM and Husqvarna employees.
They are at about 125 riders that have pre-entered. If you can’t ride there is some amazing raffle and silent auction items being given away from bike and moto industry leaders. Please follow us at @riderforroute91 on Instagram and Facebook and for more info please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a note from Sarah regarding the event.
From Sarah Sleeter:
This was night 1 of the Route91 festival, we walked from our hotel, The Mandalay Bay across the street to the concert. Not a worry in the world and just excited to be together, ready to enjoy a weekend of country Music. I’m still in disbelief from the things I seen, the things I heard mostly by the things I felt on Sunday night. I see heart breaking coverage of that night on the news and there are times I don’t even believe I was there. I can’t understand how we got out okay, when so many people standing right next to us didn’t. I continue to thank God for bringing us home safe. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the continued messages of love and support, it has been overwhelming but has helped so much the past 2 days. Please continue to pray and lift up those who lost loved ones, or have loved ones still fighting for their lives. My heart is broken for them. Thank you to all those who have been there for us this past week, the ones who continue to reach out, the ones who are just there to listen when we talk about what we went through, the ones who are helping us heal. We hope your hearts can reach a little further and support the families who truly need you in this time. The families who are on our hearts @rideforroute91 October 28 From Jaxx Bicycles in Murrieta. We want our community to come together and show love to these families. We have created a gofundme page to raise money to help the family’s of our community that were effected and we can’t wait to see all the riders that show up to show love and support for them