ATV Motocross

Sunset Ridge MX Invites Area Residents to “Walk the Track” June 17 to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

Monday, June 6, 2016 | 1:45 PM

On Friday, June 17, Sunset Ridge MX Park in Walnut will host their Sixth Annual Susan G. Komen Track Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser.  The event, which raised more than $10,000 last year for the Quad Cities and Memorial Affiliates of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, is expected to attract between 200 and 300 participants.  National race teams riding at Sunset Ridge also contribute to the fundraiser.

Jan Pistole, co-owner of Sunset Ridge MX, says the event attracts local walkers, as well as family members and friends of ATV racers who will be at the track on those days cheering on riders who are participating in the ATV National Practice sessions.

“We are fortunate to have wonderful participation from people from across the country who enjoy a chance to get out and walk the 1.8 mile motocross track at the end of a long day of supporting their friends who are practicing for national races.  Since every dollar raised goes to support our local affiliates, we also look forward to welcoming local citizens who support the efforts of this very important organization,” Pistole says.

The walk will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at the conclusion of the Practice Sessions for the race event.  Pre-registration is available prior to June 3, online at or at the track for $20.  After that date, the cost is $25 per registration.   All participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag the day of the event.   Sunset Ridge MX is located at 24558 1100 E Street in Walnut.  Directions are available on the park’s website. 

Local participants who come out June 17 for the Walk will receive a half-price coupon to return for the exciting racing on Saturday, June 18.  The world’s best ATV pro-riders will be converging at Sunset Ridge for the annual ATV Showdown that weekend.

“We are looking forward to challenging ourselves and everyone involved to go beyond our contribution in 2015.  We all know or will know someone who has been impacted by this devastating disease, and the goal is to raise money to help researchers eradicate it for future generations,” Pistole says.

For those who are unable to walk the track but who wish to participate, Sunset Ridge will offer shuttle transportation across the 1.8 mile course.  Onsite registration for those who wish to register the day of the event will begin at 2 p.m.  

For more information, contact the track at 815 379 9534.