Idaho Motorcycle Rodeo Association gives back to the community

Posted at 7:29 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 21:29:10-04

The Idaho Motorcycle Rodeo Association hosts a series of rodeos showcasing their skills on the bike during the summer.

This unique event features different competitions ranging from who can ride the slowest, to pushing a keg through the dirt and also a partner event where the biker attempts to ride smoothly to allow their partner a chance to take a big bite of a hot dog.

"We have all had a passion for riding motorcycles our whole lives," said Barry Huskey the president of the club. "

However, that passion for riding has also turned into helping out rural communities, the event in Mackay, Idaho is their feature event and for the past few years, the rodeo association has donated more than a thousand dollars each year.

This Saturday the rodeo association will present a $1,200 dollar check to the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall.

The old Carnegie Library was converted into a place for veterans back in 2013 giving veterans a meeting place of their own, but the hall is open Monday through Friday to help veterans find jobs and navigate through other issues.

"We provide services for our veterans that are very much needed in the west end of the valley," said Terry Harrell of the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall. "That hasn't been available prior to now."

For the motorcycle club, many of whom are veterans themselves it's their way of doing something they love, but also for a good cause.

"When you can go to a place like the vets hall up there and present a check to them, dude that is cool because we know that it is going to a good use," said Huskey.

Here is a link to the Idaho Motorcycle Rodeo Association, their rodeo in Mackay next year will be around the 4th of July.

Here is a link to the Caldwell Veterans Memorial Hall.

Here is a link to a video produced by Ryan Van Duzer who graciously allowed us to use some of his footage, around the 15:00 mark there are highlights from the Mackay rodeo.