Houston, TX. The Garrett Michael Berg ¿ Remembering Those Who Rode ¿ Memorial Race is an annual motocross race held to honor those riders that have lost their life in the sport we all love, motocross.
The memorial race started after the death of Garrett Berg, a young rider/racer from Houston. On September 22nd, 2002 Garrett was practicing on his new YZ450F and over-jumped a triple step-up, ultimately running into a tree. With his father at his side, Garrett gave his life that day. Garrett had been well-known on a popular motocross website, and through the site word of his death spread through the mx community. As a way to honor his life, the ¿GMB¿ memorial race was held for the first time in December of 2002.
The memorial race continues now, heading into the fourth year. Held each year at San Jacinto Cycle Park – where Garrett crashed – in Splendora, Texas (just outside of Houston); the memorial race is a truly one-of-a-kind event. Participants share a bond beyond that of just racing against one-another; as racers, families, and friends that have lost someone close to them come together to share memories and help one another find a way to make it through the dark days after losing a loved one.
All proceeds from the race go to the GMB Memorial Fund which is used to assist motocross families that have lost a loved one.
This year the Fourth Annual Garrett Michael Berg ¿ Remembering Those Who Rode ¿ Memorial Race will be held on Sunday, October 2nd.
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