**Fundraiser Benefiting The Kids Of El Oasis Orphanage **

June 7, 2012 — Helena, MT — Join motorcycling legends Malcolm Smith, JN Roberts and 13-time Baja 1000 [champ, Larry Roeseler for the ride of a lifetime September 13-16, 2012 in celebrating the extraordinary life of Edison Dye, the father of American Motocross in exclusive setting of JN's 1,400 acre ranch near Helena, Montana.  The event is limited to the first 30 riders, and the proceeds go to a truly worthy cause, the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation, ( Once again Racing For Life ( has organized this epic event to raise $30,000 to support the education of the children at the El Oasis Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.   This four day dual sport day event is open to anyone who loves to ride dirt bikes and wish to join friends and fellow riders celebrate the historic contribution Edison Dye has made to our sport.  Experience the thrill of a lifetime riding with JN Roberts, Malcolm Smith and Larry Roeseler for several days in the Rocky Mountains.

This is the third annual “Rocky Mountain Road Trip.” The event will be held at JN’s private 1800 acre  ranch, located about 30 minutes from Helena, Montana. The Friday ride on the ranch features nearly 20 miles of single-track riding through beautiful Rocky Mountain forest.  The Friday afternoon ride will take us through some of the prettiest single and two-track trails near JN’s ranch.  As in years past, the riders will also join the legends on the Saturday ride in the nearby Helena National Forest , facing more challenging dual-and single track loops.  On Sunday morning you will get to ride with Malcolm, Larry and JN for a genuine “On Any Sunday” experience.

13-time Baja Champ Larry Roeseler Joining Malcolm and JN This Year

This year riding great Larry Roeseler will be joining Malcolm and JN, lending his support to the El Oasis children.  Larry Roeseler is one of the greatest competitors in the history of off roading, having won the Baja 1000 thirteen times on both motorcycle and 4-wheel vehicles, having won the Baja 500 eleven times on both 2-wheel and 4-wheel vehicles and is a 10-time ISDE Gold medalist.  Larry is also an inductee into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame.  You will have the opportunity to ride and bench-race with Larry, Malcolm and JN.

Celebrating the Life and Times of Edison Dye

A special permanent memorial will be unveiled at the Saturday blowout bash in JN’s backyard.  This tribute memorial will be permanently set at Camp JN at a special Sunday morning sunrise ceremony.  Edison Dye brought motocross as we now know it to America in the 1960s.  He was the first person to import the Husqvarna 2-stroke motorcycle to America in 1966, sponsoring Malcolm Smith on his first Husqvarna motorcycle.  As they say the rest is history.  JN Roberts won a dazzling 27 straight desert races aboard a Husqvarna in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Malcolm and JN won the 2-wheel class of the inaugural Baja 1000, then called the Mexican 1000, in 1967.  Larry Roeseler’s first major Baja 1000 victories were aboard a Husqvarna.  The roots of Baja racing and motocross can be traced through the pioneering efforts of Edison Dye.  Thank you, Edison Dye!

Rocky Mountain Road Trip Now Part of the 2012 AMA Husqvarna National Dual Sport Series

Starting this year, Rocky Mountain Road Trip has been elevated to national status by being an AMA sanctioned Dual Sport event and part of the AMA Husqvarna National Dual Sport Series.  The AMA Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series, presented by FMF, features the country's best-organized dual-sport rides.  Run by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters, the events include miles of challenging trail connected by scenic backcountry roads. Rides span two days or more, with one-day participation optional. The courses, which extend to 100 miles or more each day, are well marked and detailed on provided route sheets. Although non-competitive in nature, the challenging, national-caliber terrain is designed to bring out the best in each rider.

About the Fundraiser

Each rider will be asked to make a $1,000 donation directly to the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation. In return, riders receive a tax deduction receipt.  100% of the proceeds will go directly to the education fund for the Hogar de Ninos El Oasis Children’s Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.  Last year, the first student, Daniella Hernandez, 23, graduated from college under Malcolm’ program.  She earned her teaching credentials from Navajoa University with a minor in psychology.  Navajoa University is located in Navajoa, Sonora, Mexico.

Lodging and Meals

This year each rider will also pay a one-time fee of $600.  In exchange each rider will share a room at the La Quinta Inn and Suites, have all meals and refreshments provided during his or her stay, enjoy the blow out bash in JN’s back yard, plus receive an event cap, t-shirt and souvenir poster.  The weekend will be fully catered.  Optional camping on Camp JN is available as well.

About JN’s Ranch

In addition to JN’s 18-mile single-track trail through woods and river crossings, JN also has a 2.5 mile GP-style motocross track. Although this is a working ranch, it is motorcycle friendly… Instead of opening gates, JN has fitted his ranch with ramps to jump over the cow fences. Again joining in the festivities will be JN’s son, Jimmy Roberts and the El Oasis Orphanage Marketing Director, Daniel Ixcot.

**For a full color brochure registration information for the ride contact Jim Filanc 951-966-3150 **

**About The Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation **

Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation commitment is to orphaned children in communities that champion motorsports events. We endeavor to provide these children with not only the basic necessities of life; food, clothing, shelter, education, water, but to encourage their growth in the arts, the sciences, the trades, and to encourage them and provide for them through university level education.   It also gives the motorsport community the benefit of making their contributions tax deductible. “When we began at El Oasis, the first children to arrive were small, ages 2-4 years old. Today those children are entering high school and university. It is our goal to provide a higher education for these children, to assure their self-sufficiency and to give them the tools they need to be leaders in Baja.” — Joyce and Malcolm Smith

Objectives: Assist in building schools, classrooms, laboratories, and libraries for orphanages and poor communities; Assist in constructing wells to provide potable water; Construction and repair of housing; Teaching, and training of community representative to assist in teaching, literacy and basic math skills; Provide medicine, medical equipment and medical services; Provide food and clothing; Generally providing programs to advance self sufficiency. Ph: 951-643-5331

About El Oasis Orphanage

El Oasis is located in Valle de Trinidad, between Ensenada and San Felipe in Baja, Mexico.  El Oasis is home for orphan and abandoned kids since 1997. Our kids live in homes, each home has a father and a mother figure (a married couple) and one aunt (as single woman), giving the kids a stable family life.  Our main goal is to send all our kids to university or a trade school, where they can learn and became valuable members of their communities.  With your help we’ll continue changing the lives of the children in Mexico.

For information contact Daniel Ixcot at 619-819-8700

**About Racing For Life **

Racing For Life was founded in 2006 by off road riders wishing to give back to worthy causes.  Participation in numerous events including the 2006 and 2007 Baja 1000 have raised more than $60,000 in charitable contributions. .   For information contact Jim Filanc 951-966-3150

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion.

Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. AMA members receive money saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. The AMA is everything motorcycle.