Inspired by recent local media reports of critical food shortages, motorcycle charity organization Racing 2 Save Lives and the Colorado Sportbike Club are teaming up this winter to help fight hunger in Denver and surrounding areas. Thanks to several motorcycle dealerships and businesses, anyone can donate non-perishable food items through December 22. R2SL has donated the use of their event trailer to pick up the food from each location on December 23 and deliver it to Food Bank of the Rockies, where it will be distributed to hundreds of families and people in need. R2SL President Ralph Forsythe commented, “People everywhere are hurting for basic needs right now, and the economic downturn is just amplifying those needs. Many of us are more fortunate, so we want to give something back to our community and help out wherever we can. To see so many people rally around this cause is truly spectacular!” Donations of boxed or canned items (no glass please) may be taken to these locations: Fay Myers Motorcycle World – 9700 E. Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood Village, CO Grand Prix Motorsports – 3105 W. County Line Rd., Littleton, CO G-Force Powersports – 7700 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood, CO Faster Motosports – 999 N. Vallejo St., Denver, CO TFOG Wheelsports – 16010 W. 5th Ave., Golden, CO Acquilano Leslie Inc. – 1600 Stout St., Suite 200, Denver, CO ATS Diesel Performance – 5293 Ward Rd., Arvada, CO Coyote Motorsports – 301 E. 57th Ave., Denver, CO Colorado Powersports Denver – 2050 W. 104th Ave., Thornton, CO Colorado Powersports Boulder – 1880 N. 55th St., Boulder, CO Performance Cycle – 1990 S. Broadway, Denver, CO Thunderbird Motorcycles – 9709 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 12 Volt Tavern – 7514 Grandview Ave., Arvada, CO Creative Looks Salon – 8175 Sheridan Blvd., Arvada, CO Full Throttle Coffee House – 6712 S. College Ave, Ft. Collins, CO Tri-City Cycle – 3675 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO Grand Prix Motorsports is offering discount coupons to anyone bringing in food items for this drive, and Fay Myers Motorcycle World will have Santa Claus at their store on December 20th for the kids. R2SL’s trailer will be at Fay Myers along with Santa to help collect donations. ATS Diesel is also offering 15 percent off purchases to food donors, and Creative Looks Salon is giving 10 percent off select services. In addition, CSC members and R2SL volunteers have planned several “bike nights” at regional locations to centralize donations, which will be collected and delivered with the rest of the food given at the businesses mentioned above. R2SL organizers are currently planning events for 2009. For more information on participating or volunteering, visit R2SL’s web site at www.racing2savelives.org or call 303-767-RACE. Racing 2 Save Lives is a 501(c)3 charity that operates unique track-day events for motorcyclists, with proceeds donated to deserving children’s charities in the communities where R2SL takes place. Since its founding in 2004, R2SL has donated $246,000 to charity.
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