Organization’s Small Benefit Event Goes National

Organization’s Small Benefit Event Goes National in 2009, one of our Off Road Riders Association members was seriously injured in a riding accident, Thore was doing everything right, wearing all the proper gear, but he was still left as a quadriplegic with limited upper body mobility. He is still considered one of our own, and now he needs our help, to keep his personnel independence; he needs a handicapped accessible van with full hand controls, approximate cost is $100k, with a little over $50k raised so far. The ORA has decided to dedicate our Spring Poker Run to his fund raising needs, we will be giving him the proceeds from all poker hands, a 50/50 drawing, a Geo Cache’ event and a NATIONAL silent auction of merchandise donations we can collect. We hope to obtain more product donations from national off-road aftermarket and OE companies before Sunday the 15th of June.  We also hope to have an overwhelming response from riders coming together from across the nation, in support of this inspiring man. We hope that you, the media can help get our message out.

Please see our Facebook page ( for event details Visit Thore’s fundraising page ( for more on Thore’s accident, triumphs, and current need.

Who is the Off Road Riders?

The Off-Road Riders Association (ORA) is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization formed to create a positive, long-term future for the Black Hills Off-Road Community.
We encourage safe, environmentally sustainable riding practices and cooperation with other motorized and non-motorized users of the forest. While the majority of ORA members ride Dirt Bikes, ATVs and UTVs, our organization supports the entire off-road motorized community. We began forming in ‘91 in response to the Forest Service attempt to close a popular riding area by Farmingdale. Land managers didn’t have any point of contact with the “end users” of the riding community. We have grown to roughly 600 in 12 States. We volunteer to help the Forest service maintain and improve trail areas. Recently we have moved our focus to trying to get a Trail Volunteer program started, which involves working with the land managers and the forest service on a variety of projects, including working with the Forest Service to add more trails to their newly developed “trail system”. We believe in keeping an active role in our local community. :

Consider becoming an Associate Member with the ORA, there is strength in numbers when dealing with ANYTHING related to the Government. See you on the trail!