Road to Recovery Foundation - Dirt Rider Magazine

THE ROAD 2 RECOVERY FOUNDATION CREATES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ACTION SPORTS MEDICINE FOUNDATION Scottsdale, AZ - The Road 2 Recovery teamed up with Dr. Steve Augustine and the Action Sports Medicine Foundation (ASMF) at Loretta Lynn's this month where the Amateur Medical Mobile Unit was debuted. The medical unit provided on-site sports medicine services from taping and stretching to evaluation and medical treatment of injuries not requiring emergency room transport, similar to what the pros have at the races already. Utilizing 2 physicians, 1 physicians assistant, and 3 certified athletic trainers, the unit brought a new level and understanding of the importance of safety and health issues by providing information to the athletes on things like Safety Equipment, Dehydration and Concussions, just to name a few. The medical unit treated approximately 250 riders throughout the week long event. With riders having access to onsite care for injuries such as setting broken wrists, the number of riders transported to the hospital was significantly reduced.The National Ride Day was created to raise funds to support the Amateur Medical Mobile Unit at all the top amateur nationals. The Road 2 Recovery National Ride Day is a one weekend event held across the nation, Sept 29th and 30th. This will be the first annual event and is being held at tracks in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas. Check the track listings to see which date the track of your choice will be participating. Each participant will register by building his or her own web site and setting a goal for their self. Friends and family will then be able to log on, search for their favorite rider and make a pledge in their name, either on a per lap basis or a flat amount for participating.Each rider will be given a participants goodie bag and will be entered into a drawing for 2 Tickets with all day Pit Passes to a 2008 regional SX closest to their home. In addition each track will have prizes awarded with the top rider nationwide winning his/her choice of a MX bike. We will be giving away 5 MX bikes, one each Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha. First place gets their choice of the 5 bikes; second place gets their choice of the 4 remaining bikes, and so on.Remember the sooner you sign up the more pledges you can get. We're only a month away so don't miss the chance to win a bike while helping to support the Amateur Medical Mobile Unit. We can't do it without your help.