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Jefferson Area Motor Squad 8th Annual Skills Competition

April 14th, 2022 Posted in Rodeos | Comments Off on Jefferson Area Motor Squad 8th Annual Skills Competition

2022 Jefferson Area Motor Squad

The Jefferson Area Motor Squad will be holding their eighth annual Motorcycle Skills Competition on June 2nd through June 4th.

This event will benefit the non profit organization Blue Help of Virginia. It is the mission of Blue H.E.L.P. to reduce mental health stigma through education, advocate for benefits for those suffering from post-traumatic stress, acknowledge the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers we lost to suicide, assist officers in their search for healing, and to bring awareness to suicide and mental health issues.

In order to ensure the success of this very important fundraiser, we are seeking sponsors to help defray the costs associated with the event. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Blue Help of Virginia. Generous sponsors like you are the key to our success and make it possible for the Jefferson Area Motor Squad to provide the help they need. We hope that we can count on your support to help The Jefferson Area Motor Squad give back to the community and support this non-profit organization. This is a great opportunity to not only show your support for your local law enforcement, but to help a truly wonderful cause.

Donations are tax deductible and can be made through the JAMS website at www.jamsquad.org or checks can be made out to JAMS and mailed to the Albemarle County Police Department ATTN: Captain Randy Jamerson at 1600 5th St Ext, Suite D, Charlottesville, VA 22902.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to coordinate a pickup of your donation by a JAMS member, please feel free to contact Captain Randy Jamerson at (434) 296-5807 or by email at jamersonr@albemarle.org.

Thunder In The Heartland For Police Officers and Civilians

February 26th, 2022 Posted in Rodeos | Comments Off on Thunder In The Heartland For Police Officers and Civilians

Ride Like a Pro IowaIf you are looking for a fun, challenging competition with exceptional training, then Thunder In The Heart Land is for you! Rusty and Cliff Crabtree have put together unique exercises to test your skillset. Cliff and Rusty will be on the range each day to assist competitors as needed for the path of travel or skills-related questions.

While there will be trophies for various placements, cash will also be awarded for some placements in lieu of trophies. The new location for this event provides direct access to the sponsoring Harley-Davidson dealer, a pristine concrete range, and various hotels and restaurants. Additionally, there are several nice campgrounds nearby for those desiring such facilities. Iowa has many fun family attractions for competitors wishing to bring family and extend their time in the area. Lunches and dinners will be provided as a convenience for the competitors. Feel free to arrive anytime the afternoon of Wednesday, July 20th understanding the range will not open for practice until post-safety briefing on Thursday morning.

Due to range size limitations, there will not be a Novice category this year. However, we encourage any novice desiring to improve their riding skills to sign up and give our exercises a try. There will be many individuals willing to assist you. Registration is open; sign up quickly as the number of competitors is limited for this event.

Questions: contact Rusty Crabtree at rusty@ridelikeaproia.com or call 641-233-8435 or Cliff Crabtree at cliffcrabtree@comcast.net or call 586-817-4374.

Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Riding Committee (MAPMRC)

February 15th, 2021 Posted in Rodeos | Comments Off on Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Riding Committee (MAPMRC)

Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Riding Committee (MAPMRC)

The Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Riding Committee (MAPMRC) originally began as an informal training seminar and networking event in the DC-Metro area. After its initial success gained increased interest the MAPMRC was formally founded and began hosting yearly rodeos to the benefit of a selected charity. The Covid-19 pandemic restricted our gathering in 2020, but the primary goals of the MAPMRC has remained constant: support an outstanding charity and promote police motorcycle riders.

Through the years the event has evolved to include other first responder motorcyclists from across North America and has routinely changed its host city, host department, and supported charity.

This year, the Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo will be hosted by the Fairfax County Police Motor Squad at Lerner Town Square 8000 Galleria Dr Tysons, VA 22102, September 22-25, 2021. We are proudly supporting Special Olympics Virginia. Special Olympics Virginia remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded 53 years ago in 1968. It provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

If you cannot make this event, please consider a sponsorship by donating a monetary gift, item(s), or services that could be used to help us achieve our goals. Visit our website – www.mapmrc.com – or visit our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Stay safe and see you soon!

NOVA Motorcycle Skills & Training Competition

September 28th, 2020 Posted in Rodeos | Comments Off on NOVA Motorcycle Skills & Training Competition

2021 NOVA Motorcycle Skills & Training CompetitionThe staff of the NOVA (Northern Virginia) Motorcycle Skills and Training Competition invite you to join some of the best police and civilian motorcycle competitors in the nation’s capital region. This four day event, April 22-25, 2021, was created to offer police and civilian competitors alike the ability to train, network and compete against each other with all proceeds benefiting a worthy non-profit charity. For 2021, the Alexandria Police Youth Camp will be our charity organization.

An entry fee of $75 (plus a small transaction fee) covers entry into the competition, breakfast and lunch for all 4 days and one ticket to the banquet & raffle evening. Riders can compete in one of three skill levels (Elite, Expert or Novice) and in one of four divisions (Police Harley, Police Metric/Other, Civilian Harley or Civilian Metric/Other). Depending on final registration, the event coordinator may create a fairing and non-fairing division. We are limiting this competition to a maximum of fifty (50) riders. Additionally, each law enforcement agency is limited to a maximum of four (4) motor officers per department. This is to allow a wide variety of police departments to enjoy the competition. On behalf of the entire staff of the NOVA Rodeo, we hope to see you in the DC area!

For more information, our website is: www.varodeo.com. You can also email us at info@varodeo.com.

EJ Mascaro Scholarship Fund

January 24th, 2020 Posted in Misc. Motor | Comments Off on EJ Mascaro Scholarship Fund

EJ Mascaro Scholarship Fund

My name is Michael Lyons, and I am the President of the EJ Mascaro Scholarship Fund. I would first like to thank you in advance for taking the time to read this.

To begin, I started the EJ Mascaro Scholarship Fund quite honestly as a way for me to personally deal with the loss of my best friend. EJ was a career firefighter and FDIC instructor before he passed away in January of 2017. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, EJ always knew he was going to be a career firefighter. For as long as I knew him, being a firefighter was the only choice there was. Even as a 15 year old kid who wasn’t even old enough to be a junior firefighter, there was never a doubt in his mind about his career choice. But it was after joining the US Army that EJ discovered his passion. EJ served two and half tours in Iraq as a member of the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, earning several medals, including a Purple Heart. It was during this time that EJ discovered the value of “Service Before Self”.

EJ learned during his deployments that “Service Before Self” truly means putting service to others above oneself. EJ also began to understand that this meant putting the fire service above himself. He applied this value, not by simply trying to be the best firefighter HE could be, but by helping as many firefighters as he could be the best firefighters THEY could all be.

EJ became a fire service instructor in addition to his career position with the Charleston Fire Department, and began teaching around the country, and ultimately as an instructor at FDIC. His lectures were based on his unit’s experiences in Iraq, and the book “The Fought for Each Other”, that detailed some of the most heroic, selfless, and awe-inspiring accounts of selfless brotherhood. Even as he rapidly rose in the fire service, he again placed “Service Before Self” at the forefront, and opened the door for other like minded firefighters to enter into teaching and speaking around the country. One of our board members has grown into a national speaker on Suicide Prevention in the fire service simply by EJ being willing to help a fellow firefighter develop their passion and potential to improve the fire service.

Unlike most firefighters, EJ didn’t view the fire service as “service to the public”, but as a service to each other – to make each other the best firefighters possible. There is simply no way to know what impact EJ could have had on the fire service throughout his career. Unfortunately, his untimely death brought his own personal efforts to an end. The EJ Mascaro Scholarship Fund was started to ensure that his legacy continues on. EJ’s death means that he personally can no longer improve the fire service, however, our organization is determined to make sure the fire service continues to improve through education and scholarships to FDIC in his name.

EJ’s passion was about teaching the value of Service Before Self. That value is our singular focus and guiding principle as we move forward as an organization. As an organization, we have successfully sent a firefighter to FDIC in 2018 and 2019, with the 2019 scholarship being expanded to include the preconference HOT sessions, the conference itself, airfare, and hotel. In 2020, we expanded to the Journeyman Fire Conference in Virginia this past weekend, and continuing to improve the FDIC experience for our 2020 scholarship winner. However, as an organization, we also did not feel that simply asking for donations, sponsorships, and the public safety community to purchase our merchandise was truly demonstrating our mission of Service Before Self. Therefore, beginning this fiscal year, we will also be donating 10% of our sales of merchandise to other non profit organizations who are also striving to help those who serve their communities.

I would be truly honored and grateful if you were willing to partner with our organization and help financially support our mission to help improve the fire service through educational scholarships and building a culture of Service Before Self. I can be reached at 919-723-7346 to answer any of your questions.

Thank you again for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo

April 2nd, 2019 Posted in Rodeos | Comments Off on Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo

2019 Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo

The Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Riding Committee (MAPMRC) is a compilation of motorcycle police officers (MPO’s) from the entire U.S. East Coast which provides a one week yearly seminar for training and networking opportunities. Each year, MAPMRC seeks to achieve two important goals; support our MPO’s and support Pennsylvania Special Olympics.

This year, the Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo will be hosted by the Pittsburgh Motor Unit at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA., June 19-22. If you can’t make this event, please consider a sponsorship by donating a monetary gift, item(s), or services that could be used to help us achieve our goals (download sponsorship form).

We invite you to visit our website – www.mapmrc.com – or check out our Facebook page – Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Riding Committee – for more information.

2019 Great Lakes Police Motorcycle Training Seminar (GLPMTS)

February 28th, 2019 Posted in Rodeos | Comments Off on 2019 Great Lakes Police Motorcycle Training Seminar (GLPMTS)

Good afternoon,

My name is Andrew Hinds, I am a police officer with the Greater Sudbury Police Service . I am also the chair of the 2019 Great Lakes Police Motorcycle Training Seminar (GLPMTS)

We are in our 21st year. Our event was created to provide police services from across the province standardized training for motorcycle deployment. Our committee is comprised of police officers from across the province of Ontario and our event moves to a different city each year and hosted by a different police agency each year. We are also currently the only police motorcycle rodeo in Eastern Canada. The GLPMTS has grown throughout the years and now draws participants from all across North America. In the past we have had officers from Quebec, Halifax, Michigan state, New York state, California, Great Brittan, Aruba and of course, our motor officers from across Ontario. For the first time, the 2019 GLPMTS will be opening a civilian class where non police members can participate, learn and compete alongside of police motor officers.

GLPMTS will be held in Sudbury, Ontario from August 14th to August 17th 2019. This four day event will have guest speakers providing educational presentations relating to safe motorcycle operation, provide hands on instructional training and finish with exciting motorcycle competitions to give participants an opportunity to put their new skills to use. Our event will be held at 2416 Long lake road, which is a large shopping complex. This will be a high traffic area with a lot of exposure to the public. GLPMTS supports all of our sponsors through promotion of their brands onsite during the event and through our website and social media.

Our event operates through the support of community partners and businesses. All of our proceeds go to charity. Some of the 2019 charities will be the Ontario Police Memorial Fund, Sudbury Food Bank and the Sudbury Jumpstart program. I am asking if Setcom would consider becoming one of our 2019 GLPMTS sponsors. I believe your product fits perfectly with our event as it is geared to the police motor officer community. We are looking for a financial contribution to assist in the costs of running this event or product that can be used , given away as prizes or added to our registration swag bags. As a sponsor, you are also welcome to attend our event and put your product on display/sale to the participants and public.

My goal is to make 2019 a monumental year in funds raised for charity. With community partners such as Setcom, I believe we can achieve this and leave Sudbury’s event with a legacy that other cities will strive to replicate. Further information can be found on our website www.glpmts.ca

I look forward to discussing this partnership more.

Thank you for your support,

Andrew Hinds

Contact information can be found here:

Constable Andrew Hinds
Badge #94649
Collision Reconstructionist
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program Coordinator
Traffic Management Unit
Greater Sudbury Police Service
190 Brady Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 1C7
(705) 675-9171 Ext #2416

Spring Hill Police Department Motorcycle Skills & Training Event

February 16th, 2018 Posted in Rodeos | Comments Off on Spring Hill Police Department Motorcycle Skills & Training Event

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We invite you to join us for the Spring Hill Police Department’s Motorcycle Skills & Training Event in Spring Hill, Tennessee. This event will take place October 2-6, 2018 at Music City Auto Auction in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Events in addition to the various challenging courses will include Challenge Run, Individual Slow Ride, Team Slow Ride, Last Man Standing, and the Night Ride.

There is an entry fee of $75 that covers entry to the competition, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the banquet (for riders – additional tickets will be $10) on Saturday night. This challenging competition titled “Halloween Havoc” will have three divisions (D1 – Non-Fairing Motor, D2 –Fairing Motor, D3 – Other Motor) with three classes in each (Elite, Expert, and Novice). Capacity for this event is fifty (50) participants.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support the T.J. Martell Foundation. The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage translational research projects which otherwise might not be funded.

Please contact Sgt. Tim Kennedy (931-446-1934 or email at tkennedy@springhilltn.org) or Ofc. John Smith Jr. (931-982-3378 or email at jsmithjr@springhilltn.org) for additional information.

Spring Hill Police Motorcycle Skills & Training

September 11th, 2017 Posted in Rodeos | Comments Off on Spring Hill Police Motorcycle Skills & Training

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We invite you to join us for the Spring Hill Police Department’s Motorcycle Skills & Training Event in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  This event will take place October 24-28, 2017 at Music City Auto Auction in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  Events in addition to the various challenging courses will include Challenge Run, Individual Slow Ride, Team Slow Ride, Last Man Standing, and the Night Ride.

There is an entry fee of $75 that covers entry to the competition, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the banquet (for riders – additional tickets will be $10) on Saturday night.  This challenging competition titled “Halloween Havoc” will have three divisions (D1 – Non-Fairing Motor, D2 –Fairing Motor, D3 – Other Motor) with three classes in each (Elite, Expert, and Novice).  Capacity for this event is fifty (50) participants.

All proceeds will be donated to support the T.J. Martell Foundation in honor of Officer Josh Garner a local Columbia Motor Officer who was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.

For additional information, please contact:
Sgt. Tim Kennedy – (931) 446-1934 or email at tkennedy@springhilltn.org
Ofc. John Smith Jr. – (931) 982-3378 or email atjsmithjr@springhilltn.org

5th Annual Hendersonville Police Department’s Police Motorcycle Skills Competition

March 24th, 2017 Posted in Rodeos | Comments Off on 5th Annual Hendersonville Police Department’s Police Motorcycle Skills Competition

2017 Hendersonville Police Motorcycle Skills Competition

We invite you to join us for the Hendersonville Police Department’s 5th Annual Police Motorcycle Rodeo in Hendersonville, Tennessee.  This event will take place July 25-29, 2017 at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville, Tennessee.  Events in addition to the various challenging courses will include Challenge Run, Individual Slow Ride, Team Slow Ride, Last Man Standing, and the Night Ride.

There is an entry fee of $75 that covers entry to the competition, daily lunch, and the banquet (for riders – additional tickets will be $10) on Saturday night.  This challenging competition has hosted riders from all over the southeast and as far northeast as New York and will have three divisions (D1 – Non-Fairing Motor, D2 –Fairing Motor, D3 – Other Motor) with three classes in each (Elite, Expert, and Novice).  Capacity for this event is fifty (50) participants.

All proceeds will be donated to support the Hendersonville FOP Lodge 63 Officers Fund.  This fund is used to help officers during serious illness and/or injuries that prevent the officer from performing their job duties as a law enforcement officer in Sumner County, Tennessee.

Please contact Sgt. Mike Germany (615-417-4463 or email at mikegermany@herndersonville-pd.org) or Ofc. Zach Gross (615-390-6758 or email at zacharygross@hendersonville-pd.org) for additional information.