Nothing gets me angrier than hearing about a young kids’ dirtbike getting stolen. I had my 1978 RM50 stolen when I was just 7-years-old and it is something I’ll never forget. I know exactly how this little girl and her family felt but, fortunately, there are some great human beings involved in this sport to help overcome the crappy human beings that steal from it. It’s awesome to hear that some very good companies and people stepped up and took care of this little girl. You can read FELD’s press release and the video to go along with it below.
A Phoenix dad reached out to ABC 15 Arizona to appeal to a local thief in the hopes they would hear his plea and return his 3-year old daughter’s first dirt bike which was recently stolen from the family’s shed. Alan McCluskey purchased the bike over a year ago and has been patiently waiting for his daughter Haven to be big enough to ride the bike. Recently, McCluskey and Haven installed a set of training wheels on the Yamaha PW50 and Haven was eager to go riding without the assistance of dad for the very first time. ABC 15 Arizona tipped Feld Entertainment, owners of Monster Energy Supercross to the story and they quickly assembled a team to help the family. Ted Parks with TPJ Fly Racing helped organize the effort in which FLY Racing provided Haven with head-to-toe gear, while Yamaha and local dealership RideNow Powersports Peoria donated a brand new upgraded model – a Yamaha TT-R50. Haven and older brother Trent were presented with the new gear and bike during opening ceremonies at the fourth round of Monster Energy Supercross at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. this past weekend.