Rider-Down-Logo-4-19-13Cycle Ranch and RiderDown Foundation have partnered in a fundraising effort the weekend of April 27th & 28th during the NMA Grand Nationals Qualifier and Winter Crown Series Finale.   In addition to the race action, we are teaming up with the one and only “Rhinestone Cowboy”, Kent Howerton, to host a fundraising event where proceeds will be donated to RiderDown Foundation.  Activities range from an R/C Truck and Tractor Pull Expo and Exhibition, a FMX Demonstration, a Texas-style Chili Cook Off and the Saturday Night Benefit Auction, with all kinds of goodies available including some very special autographed gear from Kent Howerton himself!  This will be an awesome event with a chance to give back to our sport and help those fellow riders when they need it most.

“I am glad to see Cycle Ranch with a new owner and new management under George Russell, the track and property is looking great. It now has a chance to become one of the best facilities in the US” says Kent.  “When I was asked to help Cycle Ranch out with a charity event, I started asking around to find out which one would be a good fit for what we wanted to do, and RiderDown always came up. It has a good reputation and mission, and I think going through them we can get some good things done. I look forward to working with them.”

“Everyone at the RiderDown Foundation is excited to have this support from Cycle Ranch and Mr. Howerton,” says Bruce Vermeulen, President and founder of RDF.  “Texas has always been an active part of the country for us and to see the strong interest in helping fellow riders is very inspiring.  Cycle Ranch is doing an amazing job with the facility, and of course, it’s great to have a legendary rider like Kent working with us!”

Cycle Ranch Motocross Park is a premier motocross track just outside of San Antonio, Texas. With over 20 motocross racing events each year, Cycle Ranch crowns several motocross champions each year. Cycle Ranch Motocross has been home to the 4-stroke Nationals, multiple Loretta Lynn’s MX Qualifiers, Santacross, The USA Championship, The realMotocross.com Texas Two-Stroke Championships, EVO Vintage MX Series & the Texas State Championships.  Cycle Ranch Motocross has over 100 acres of red dirt and beautiful oak trees. Over the course of the 100+ acres the soil changes from clay to sand and a great mix in between.  There is a national caliber MX track that is just under 2 miles long, a GP Track, a Junior Track, Turn Track and Trails.

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.  RiderDown visits injured riders in the hospital and at home, provides financial assistance in some cases, and offers a friendly voice during difficult times.  To find out more about RiderDown and ways you can help, go to www.riderdown.org.

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