On Nov. 7, 2010 the DIRTRIDERS, Inc. held their 18th annual charity race.

This 3 hour Hare Scramble event was for the benefit of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Macon County.

To participate in this race, riders paid a $10 entry fee and donated a new unwrapped toy with a retail value of ten or more dollars.

Conditions for the event were ideal. The temperature hit a high of about 70 degrees under a clear sky with about a 10 to 15 mph breeze. It had rained about a inch on the Thursday before so dust was minimal. 142 riders participated and about $3000 in cash and toys was presented to the BB/BS foundation to help promote their Christmas Partyn.

There are over a hundred photos here (courtesy of club member Bob Johnson and Steve Arteman) If you recognize a certain rider and would like to get their name posted with their picture, send me the info and I will take care of it. If you have pics to share, email them or mail them on a CD or DVD and they may be posted also.

Thanks and enjoy the pics.

Landowner, Gene Timmerman, narrates the history of the club
while displaying one of the original NOMAD MOTORCYCLE CLUB
jacket patches.

The entrance to the DirtRiders Club

The trophys

Our MX track (for practice only - NO RACING)

The Sangamon River is the north boundary of the DirtRiders Club

Brad McCabe - Course Marshall and chase rider

Our Club's T-shirt may be purchased at an event, meeting or by mail.

The parking area

The Open-Mini riders


Chance Trigalet

Jeff Gourley

450 Tammy Hall & 428 Patricia Garecht

121 Mike Burtle, 124 Dalton Garecht

Dalton Garecht

44 Jayden Cook & 4 Jack Powers

65cc Beginners - 121 Mike Burtle, 124 Dalton Garecht & 199 Anthony Stinebaker

Jayden Christensen - being encouraged by her father Dana

While Jayden rode, Dana ran the entire course. Jayden made 3 laps - we're not sure how many Dana made.

Ryan Bienemann - 50cc

Mike Burtle

Anthony Stinebaker

Jayden Cook

Mike Burtle

Jack Powers

Chance Trigalet

Jeff Gourley

Jason Gepford

Noah Garnica

Noah Garnica

Rocky Upton

Rocky Upton

Patricia Garecht

Patricia again

Chance Trigalet

Chance again

Not sure who this is

Garrett Ward

Garrett again

And again

Curtis Thompson

Curtis getting a little help

Jason Gepford gets a bit of help

I believe this is Rocky Upton

Ithink this is Noah Garnica

And Noah again

And Rocky Upton

Noah Garnica being chased by Jeff Gourley

Jeff Gourley

Chance Trigalet

Ty Kinkelaar

Now for the big bikes. I picked a few of pictures and identified the riders.
If you would like a caption for other riders, email me and I will do my best to fulfill the request.

Ed Catlin: One of the founding members of the club.
Ed (68 years old) partnered up with Mark Whitted and rode in the +50 Team event.

Just follow the arrows stapled to the trees.........
Or try to follow the guy in front of you; whichever works best.

Josh Decker - Won the A-Ironman Class

1/2 of one of the two father/daughter teams

Club Secretary Steve Schollmeier?

Steve or Matt Schollmeier

Another pic of the Schollmeier team

Here's a place to pass

Getting a helping hand

Ed Catlin - lookin' good

Kyle Steinbaker - using all the suspension travel here

There wrer plenty of "helping hands" when a rider had a problem

One of the fast guys tearing up the trail

Gettin' a little air

The idea is to ride - not push.
But maybe he's just picking it up after crashing?

Not sure, but this might be Mark Whitted who is riding with Ed Catlin in the +50 Team

Lookin to pass? Ran off the course? Trying to cheat?

Kyle Stinebaker - late in the day and all alone

Here is where they found MUD to ride through

The "bottle-neck", slowing the riders down,
forcing them into single-file getting ready to be scored.

The score-keepers record the lap times of each rider.

Dalton Garecht receives his trophy

It was certainly a beautiful day for a race!