Key land-use programs will benefit from $52,100 generated by a Saturday morning auction held by the MIC in the Indiana Convention Center. The auction was conducted by NPA.
The inaugural Give to Ride Breakfast and Auction for the Right Rider Access Fund was a last-minute event planned for Indy that nevertheless received a staggering amount of VIP support from the retail, aftermarket and OEM communities.
Appearing at the event were a dozen racing stars, including MX and off-road legends Malcolm Smith, Fred Hoess, Mark Blackwell, Scot Harden, Jonah Street, Andy Jefferson and Chuck Sun; star ATV riders Bill Balance and Mike Penland; dirt track icon Chris Carr; and road racers Kevin Schwantz and Don Emde. “While fundraising was certainly an important aspect of this morning’s event, it was not the primary objective. Our true goal was to rally the motorcycling community for a fun morning together and to challenge everyone to give to ride,” said MIC president Tim Buche.
Auction items were plentiful. They included a Raines Riding University experience donated by Yamaha; a two-day Schwantz School donated by Suzuki; Team Honda autographed number plates and side panels; a two-day California Superbike School on a BMW S1000RR plus touring jacket and two sets of high-end gloves donated by BMW; Indy GP tickets; personal logo gear from Scot Harden; Yoshimura racing gear and exhaust; five Shoei X-12 helmets from Helmet House; a set of tires from Avon; tickets to the Geico EnduroCross in Las Vegas courtesy Source Interlink; and much more. Advanstar, parent of Dealernews, donated hospitality and promotional services.