Riders race to fight hunger

Members of the Kauai Motocross Association and the Garden Island Motorcycle Club combined their efforts to host the 2017 Holiday Hare Scramble at a course set up in Anahola.

More than 50 riders took advantage of the course set up by trail master Bruce Javellana to ride as many laps as possible in a four-hour time limit. Entrance fee included five nonperishable food items which were collected for the Kauai Independent Food Bank.

“Comparing the trail to the track is like comparing apples to oranges,” said Devin Parado, the KMXA Operations president. “They both totally different things, but both still are from the same family. GIMC and KMXA both cater to our dirt bike community and that’s why Bertram Almeida, the GIMC president, and myself decided to work together to put on the hare scramble. As I said before, my goal from the beginning of the season was to get our community more involved with our club. What better way to start off the holiday season then by giving back.”

The scramble took place Sunday with Javellana creating a course to remember.

“Our riders had to ride through river banks, massive logs, and hill climbs, just to name a few,” Parado said. “This race was so ‘on fire’ with excitement that a rider had to cut his race laps short after his bike literally caught on fire.”

More than 200 pounds of food was collected for the Kauai Independent Food Bank.

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