The family of motorcycle rider Bobby Goodin of Flower Mound and the Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb have come together to honor the memory of Goodin, who was killed during the race on Sunday, June 29, after crossing the finish line at the Summit of Pikes Peak.
The Goodin family was insistent that monies from the fund be primarily used for the sole purpose of increasing safety on the 12.42 mile course that features 156 challenging turns and rises from the 9,390 ft. starting line to the 14,115 ft. finish line at the Summit of Pikes Peak.
“Bobby Goodin was a talented man who loved the sport of motorcycle racing. While he was fully aware of the risks that make Pikes Peak what it is, he loved every moment of the two years he competed on the mountain. He was fascinated and drawn to its uniqueness,” said Goodin’s manager Kevin Brunson.
Donations to the Bobby Goodin Pikes Peak Motorcycle Safety Fund will be directed to enhance the ongoing efforts to create greater course safety for all motorcycle competitors and compliment the aggressive efforts by the organizers of the world’s most difficult hill climb and the nation’s second-oldest motor sports race to ensure that all competitors know that their safety is the top priority of the race.
The PPIHC has established this fund to help ensure the financial security of his two daughters, Jacquelyn, 26, and Melissa, 23. It is also important to Jacquelyn and Melissa that motorcycle safety on Pikes Peak continue to improve. A portion of the funds raised will be donated back to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb by Jacquelyn and Melissa and it will go toward continued motorcycle safety efforts on Pikes Peak.
Goodin lived in Flower Mound and was making his second appearance at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb when the tragedy occurred. He took third place in 2013 in the 1205 Pro Motorcycle Class.
“Despite the emotional strain and grief on the part of Bobby Goodin’s family, friends and crew, each of them has been clear that they want the donations to this special fund to go to improved safety for all motorcycle riders,” said Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Chairman of the Board Tom Osborne.”
Sponsor B.R.M.Chronographes will be donating a special edition Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Watch, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Bobby Goodin Pikes Peak Motorcycle Safety Fund.
To make a donation to the Bobby Goodin Pikes Peak Motorcycle Fund, please click here.