You know that one time of year when your whole family gets together, your parents, all your brothers, your sisters, the cousins, the aunts and uncles, the in-laws, the whole big family.
Well that was December 7th for the DC Moto team. It’s designed to be the one time of year when all their team gets together at the DC Moto Training Facility at Pala Raceway to ride, shoot photos, and talk with the media culminating in a Poker Night benefiting the Road to Recovery Foundation. The non profit organization is founded by action sports agent and former pro motocross/ DC athlete Jimmy Button, dedicated to helping motocross and Supercross athletes who have been injured.
The whole team was out at the Track including hall of fame inductee Jeremy McGrath, Travis Pastrana, Robbie Maddison, newly named rider of the year Nate Adams, Josh Hill, and more. One rider was noticeably late to the party. Maybe DC leading lady Jolene Van Vugt was too busy working out? No actually she was stuck in travel hell. Her flight from Canada was canceled, so she took a 4 hour bus ride in the middle of the night to Detroit, hoped on a plane which had to land due to an emergency on the plane. She eventually made her way to the track to deliver on her responsibilities. So not only is she ridiculously fit, she’s extremely determined.
Check back for video from DC Ride day as well as exclusive interviews with Pastrana, McGrath, and Adams on the long lasting effects of injuries in motocross.
Photos courtesy of DC Moto