We motorcyclists can be a decidedly individualistic and independent group. After all, riding is a wonderfully solitary activity. However, there is an old adage that there is no minor motorcycle accident. When the worst happens, it’s nice to know that there is a group of charitable and selfless riders ready to help.
The group of which I am speaking is the RiderDown Foundation. Since 2004, the nationwide network of volunteers has been ready and willing to supply support and assistance to injured dirt riders. The non-profit charitable organization has been active in fulfilling its mission of “Helping Riders Up.”
The group is dedicated to helping responsible off-road motorcyclists and ATV riders and racers who have been injured. The foundation is an active fundraising entity that uses proceeds to provide medical and family support for individuals injured while riding. The RDF also provides help in the form of medical bill reviews to help riders avoid the cost of excessive or unnecessary medical charges.
To find out more on the riders the foundation has aided, and to see how you can help, visit the RDF website at riderdown.org.
Written by Tim Kessel, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com