I just got this email from Derek Garland....
yo, this is what i'm doing this weekend in florida....
Boost Mobile FreestyleMX rides for Cause2ride
The Boost Mobile FreestyleMX.com Tour goes to Florida March 19th for the Cause2ride foundation and to help raise money for Pediatric Stroke Research.
If you are in the Bartow area of FL. (between Orlando and Tampa) on March 19th get yourself to Bartow Cycle Sports for the best dang-diggity freestyle moto show in the world, you know I'm talkin' bout the boys from the Boost Mobile FreestyleMX.com Tour. The boys are going there for some serious business, and when I say serious I mean serious, you see this is going to be a benefit to raise money for children who suffer from strokes. As moto heads you're all pretty familiar with injury, in fact I'm sure most of you clowns have a chart and bed reserved at your local doctors offices, but this is something that you don't have control over, see a stroke is when you have a blood clot in a vein leading to your brain which then starves the brain for blood and thus gives you brain damage and other disabilities, like I said serious business. Most people associate strokes with older people because when your older your veins get clogged with years of abuse, but over 6000 children suffer from strokes every year, and the numbers are growing. When a stroke happens you only have 2-4 hours to stop it, that's about the same time it takes to watch a Supercross, and the messed up part is that it can take doctors anywhere from 12 to 24 hours to diagnose a stroke in a child!!! so basically 'ole father time is against you from the start when this happens, which is why 12% of the children who have strokes will die and 66% will suffer severe brain damage.
Which is where we (you, me, everyone) comes in, you can go to the website www.cause2ride.com and learn more about this tragedy and how to help and make a contribution, then you can get off your arse and haul it to see some sick freestyle. MARCH 19th - BARTOW CYCLE SPORTS is where it's at; 8 a.m. is when the track opens and around 11 a.m. is when the freestyle goes off. So get out there, see some crazy'ole gosh darn maniacs' jumpin' them thar motorcycley-thingys, have some fun and support a truly worthy cause that needs your help, see ya there!!!