Motorcycling Community Excited to Support Right Rider Access Fund
IRVINE, CA – February 13, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With the deadline imminent for donating items to the Right Rider Access Fund (RRAF) Give To Ride Auction, the motorcycling community continues to rally. Manufacturers, the aftermarket and industry luminaries alike are offering their time and financial support to RRAF, whose charitable mission is to promote the safe and responsible use of off-highway vehicles and to preserve their access to appropriate lands.
The Right Rider breakfast & auction is fashioned after the BlueRibbon Coalition’s Breakfast of Champions and is set for 8 a.m. in the Wabash Room at the Indianapolis Convention Center. The event is open to any Dealer Expo attendee, however, space is limited to 250. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. for the free breakfast and an opportunity to view the items up for auction. The latter includes unique memorabilia, motorcycling experiences and other valuable items contributed by Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) members.
“The goal of the Right Rider breakfast & auction is to challenge everyone to ‘Give to Ride,’ “ said MIC President and CEO Tim Buche. “Because RRAF will administer all funds raised at the Give to Ride Auction, donors can be assured that 100 percent of their contributions will support access initiatives. We also hope this event will help encourage attendees to give of their time to maintain trails and to pursue new trail opportunities when they return home.”
The star-studded free breakfast will include interviews with racing legends, such as Malcolm Smith, Scot Harden, Mark Blackwell, Bill Balance, Chuck Sun, Jonah Street, Daytona 200 Champion Don Emde, Kevin Schwantz and more. The event will be emceed by MIC Board Director Eric Anderson and MIC member Tom White.
To date, some of the items slated for the MIC auction block include a four-day Montana Adventure for two at Bull Run Guest Ranch with lodging, food and an $800 airline voucher, courtesy of ranch owner Russ Ehnes; a Schwantz School at your choice of Road Atlanta or Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from American Suzuki Motor Corp.; a Raines’ Riding University experience at your choice of location, thanks to Yamaha; a vintage Yamaha DT1, donated by Tom White; Four sets of black-and-white posters of the great Malcolm Smith on the gas as well as a Grateful Dead River Road leather jacket, all from Tucker-Rocky; Team Honda autographed number plates and side panels; an Arai helmet signed by numerous Champions for Malcolm Smith at a past Breakfast of Champions event; 50 limited-edition, commemorative “MX Cat” T-shirts that are ideal for collecting autographs on-site, donated by Cycle News; and a variety of Supercross jerseys autographed by your fan-favorite Supercross racers. Keep an eye out for a final list of auction items at www.riderfund.org. You must be present to bid.
The Right Rider Access Fund is a charitable, community benefit organization created in 2011 to support off-highway vehicle enthusiasts directly, by supplementing the work of the Motorcycle Industry Council, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, and in other ways. The Fund’s charitable mission is to promote the safe and responsible use of off-highway vehicles and to preserve their access to appropriate lands. RRAF initiates its own initiatives and provides grants to others, like the NOHVCC. www.riderfund.org
The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit, national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers and distributors of motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts and accessories, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.
The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Visit the MIC at www.mic.org.