Volume VI | June 2022

President and Founder of BikerDown

November is such a great time of the year to ride. If you live where it is hot, you can now throw a layer on and ride all day and night. If you live in the rocky mountains or midwest, you are used to having a few extra layers on your bike and taking in the fall colors.


No matter where you live, one thing isn't changing. The number of injured riders that have been hit or fatally killed on their bikes keeps growing. There will be families who will have a space at the dinner table this

holiday season or a family member that is recovering from an accident due to the carelessness of a driver not paying attention.


Our organization has seen tremendous growth this year, and that expansion has enabled us to help enter a more national platform and do what we do best, HELP BIKERS BETTER. BikerDown will continue to strive to help families get thru the trauma and recovery after a motorcycle accident.


We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season. Ride SAFE

out there, and remember If you go DOWN, We STEP UP!

Laurie Montoya

President & Founder

BikerDown Foundation


BikerDown's ICE Emergency Cards WORK - Get Yours TODAY

Biker Fatality TRUE STORY

BikerDown has been asking motorcycle riders for 12 years to keep this ICE Emergency Card filled out with their emergency contact information and store it behind their license or ID card. Well this week, we wanted to share a true story of the benefits of doing this simple task.

A rider in Las Vegas chapter sadly lost her life at the hands of a driver doing a left turn. She was taken to hospital and then the coroner's office.

Friends and her beloved family had no idea where she was taken and many rushed to the scene of the accident.

About 7pm last night, BikerDown received a call from Las Vegas and it was the Clark County Coroner's office, stating that they had found this card in her belongings and wanted to get in touch with her family right away. We were able to conference call in our biker advocate Shannon "Dazzlin" Venturo, who conferenced in the victims mother. In minutes, because of this card, the family knew exactly where there daughter/granddaughter was and are taking the necessary actions today.

If you would like a card for yourself, your group, club or organization, you can get them FREE of charge, just pay the shipping. We can send them out in lots of 25 or more.

Hospitals will not know how to contact your loved ones if you don't have this card somewhere in your wallet or something similar. Your phone could be junk, password protected or lost.

Please take this simple step, so that in the event of an accident or sadly a tragedy, your friends and family will be notified and your wishes honored.

Order your ICE cards today

BikerDown Partners with CVMA NC 15-6 "Triangle Chapter"

Veterans day was last Friday and BikerDown had the distinct honor of working with the Combat Veterans NC 15-6 to get 51 BD Trauma kits donated to their chapter thanks to the donation from The Justin Lovely law firm.

To read the article in Motorcycle Rider News Click here

Adopt a Family for the Holidays Gears up for their 11th year of Helping Families over the Holidays

As we start looking forward to time with our families this holiday season, many families (mothers) began to worry about how will they provide Christmas and presents under the tree. The pandemic and rising costs of everything has made it more and more difficult for hard working parents to make those wishes come true.

For 11 years, BikerDown thru our Adopt A Family for the Holidays program has met that challenge for families and ensured that the families that have applied were given the means to provide Christmas presents and a holidays dinner for their family. We have been able to accomplish that goal thanks to our motorcycle community, biker-owned businesses and the love of our sponsors.

This program is currently in Denver and surrounding areas, and our chapter in Las Vegas. Our goal this year is to adopt 50 families in Denver and 25 families in Las Vegas.

Here are our resources links

Adoption - click here (families must be in Colorado and/or Nevada)

Donation - click here (you can choose your family or make a general donation)

MEET THE FAMILIES - click here

100% of what you donate will go to this program, no fees or admin costs are deducted from your donation.

Want to find a way for YOU to help BikerDown? Why Not Try AmazonSmiles 

The holidays are just around the corner and many will take advantage of the deals to be had on Amazon and did you know that if you add BikerDown to your FREE Amazon smiles account, BikerDown will receive a small % of your purchases for groceries, and anything you purchase on amazon.

It costs nothing to register and you can be helping injured riders with your normal everyday and holiday shopping.  Click here to register

100% of what is raised will go into our national accident fund to help all of our chapters and help requests.

The MOST IMPORTANT Addition You Should ADD On Your Bike - A BikerDown Tactical Trauma Kit

BikerDown was inspired after a fun day of riding in the mountains went south when one of our riders went down on a curve. 12 bikes and not 1 of us had a trauma kit on our bike to render aid and it took over 50 minutes for EMT's to arrive on the scene. She lied there for an extended period of time with none of us really knowing what to do.

That incident inspired BikerDown and we have been hosting the Road Guardians and the Accident Scene Management class for over 11 years. Since our inception over 1 thousand riders nationwide have been trained in the ASM Basic 100 class and have the skills to render proper first-aid in the event a rider goes down.

To purchase a tactical trauma kit, visit our store by click here.
If you are interested in attending an ASM class in your area - click here

Consider JOINING BikerDown's Membership

Motorcycle accidents are at epidemic levels with accidents up in some states 35% from 2020 with still a lot of riding left in 2021. Riders are finding out too late just how underinsured they are on their bikes. They are also learning just how under or UN-INSURED the drivers are who are hitting them. Riders need memberships and services that can truly help them in their time of need the most ... their recovery.

Our BikerDown Roadside Plus membership for $35.00 per month offers motorcycle riders real value, but over the years, riders just couldn't wrap their arms around giving BikerDown $35 per month. Well, the truth is that you aren't giving BD 35.00 We are going to break down what you get with this membership and what it actually costs us to pay for those services.

  • Aflac Accident Essentials Policy - BD Cost $27.69 This is an accident policy that is inclusive in our membership and provides riders cash benefits, paid directly to YOU based on the services you receive at the hospital. Here are some examples of what you will get.

1200 admittance into the hospital for overnight stay

300-400 per day in ICU

150-200 per day in a regular hospital room

100-150 per day in a rehab facility

  • Aflac Accident Death Benefit - Included in the above policy - 35k accident benefit paid to the family members that you designate. In some states that benefit will be 25k
  • Nationwide Motorcycle Roadside Assistance - BD Cost $2.00 You get 2 tows per year ($150 each) While many riders will say I already have roadside assistance, having our policy gives you a certified motorcycle tower who if you need to be towed over $150 dollars will work with you to stack your bike roadside, BD roadside to get you safely off the road. Many ride in rural areas where to get your bike home will cost you well over 200 dollars.

The total that BikerDown pays is 29.69 with a balance of $5.31 going into our national accident fund to enable us to help injured riders. To sign up for this membership program please click here

Remember If You Go DOWN....We Step UP!