Motors-Lakes-Trails segment sponsored by MadCap Imaging
What does loving motorcycle racing actually mean? To me, it means support! Cheering on your team, your family, your friends whenever and however possible! It means getting together and giving it your all. Not only put on one hell of an adrenaline-fueled show, but a bar bumping, ice/dirt/mud flying good time with your buddies who have become as close as family! To love riding means to love the whole process it takes to be there and to live your life in such a way that you plan and look forward to the track! Or the road, or whatever path you choose to be on. All tracks no matter if it’s in district, out of district, an outlaw series or even just a backyard get together….it doesn’t matter. It’s all about the seat time with your team, your friends, and your moto family. That is truly loving racing!! For the last few years Madcap Imaging has been an avid supporter of all off-road adventures and I am proud of it! 2 wheels, 4 wheels, dirt, bikes, quads, side-by-side, flat track, hill climb, hair scrambles, trails, even bump-n-runs and mud bogs!!! If there’s competition and the potential for some dirt flying fun, I’m down. Just having the freedom to be around what I love has taken me to so many places I never dreamed I’d be. It’s given me a way to support my own kids as they grow up in one of the best atmospheres I can imagine. It gives me a front row seat to see all the good things the people of our community are doing for each other!
This month’s highlight is The Flint Motorcycle Clubs Indoor Ice Race to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County. It was held on December 2, 2023, and let me tell you, I don’t think WOW is a big enough word!!! Not only was it a show of some loud, fast, ice-flying fun, but a show of community support that we all look forward to every year. As always, this race is known to be the kickoff to the ice racing season for many of us and I’m proud to be involved and to support them each year. I want to give a huge shout out to the Flint Motorcycle Club for all the hard work, months of planning, and inviting riders of all ages and skill levels to put on one of the best AMA shows of the season. It takes a lot of support from the community too. Shout out to Scooters Bar and Grill for hosting the pre-party Auction, Owosso Motorsports Park for helping with paperwork, flagging, and officiating. And, and of course Dan Miller for being the voice! Witnessing everyone donate their time and resources from so many different angles to help the kids in our area is amazing. It means so much and the kindness it brings comes to them when they need it the most! Mad Respect to everyone involved for one hell of a show!!
While I was getting ready to sit down to write about our community reaching out during the holidays, I happened to come across another group of bikers that is also worth mentioning. I have never had an interaction with peddle bike clubs, but I was overly pleased to have them run into me! (almost literally) Almost 100 Santa’s, a few elves, a Frosty the Snowman, and one Grinch gathered at the Tilted Axis Brewing Company in Lapeer, Michigan with presents. They hopped on their peddle bikes and rode through town to deliver a massive load of gifts to Ray C’s Harley-Davidson of Lapeer. Where Ray, his family, employees, and even some of our state and local representatives were excited to receive them. This community driven program was put together to support the Holiday Depot of Lapeer County and together gathered truckloads of toys and donations for those less fortunate. I was completely honored to be in the right place at the right time to witness such a heartwarming act of love. Afterall, it is the season for giving! I’m so excited for the next adventure to come find me!! I need to say a huge thanks to Thunder Roads Michigan for supporting my off-road passion! It is taking me to places I never dreamed I’d be!!! And what better way to share it.
Story by Erin Fay/Madcap Imaging
Contributor/Photographer to Thunder Roads® Magazine of Michigan
Photo Credit to Madcap Imaging