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Rider Cup set for this weekend

The Davis Circus of Illusion is the show at this year's Cordillera Motorcycle Association's Rider Cup. The event raises money to provide breakfast for local elementary school students. Last year the CMA provided 40,000 breakfasts.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – The Cordillera Motorcycle Association is meals on the coolest wheels ever.

Its 2012 Rider Cup is set for this weekend, raising money to feed breakfast to local school kids. Last year, the Cordillera Motorcycle Association’s foundation fed local elementary school students 40,000 breakfasts and came up with some school supplies while they were at it.

The Cordillera Motorcycle Association has been around 15 years. In 2003, it launched its foundation and began donating school supplies and backpacks to local public school kids.

One day, members were meeting with teachers and principals who thanked them profusely for the school supplies, but what kids really need it breakfast.

“The kids need food more than school supplies,” said Greg Allen, with the Cordillera Motorcycle Association. “You have no idea how many kids show up without having had anything to eat.”

Instead of choosing between supplies and food, they decided they’d help provide both.

Last year, they helped provide 40,000 breakfasts for kids in six local schools.

“Kids can’t learn when they’re hungry. We think this makes a difference,” said Bob Schmidt, with the Cordillera Motorcycle Association.

Along with that, the Cordillera Motorcycle Association helped Avon Elementary School land a grant to provide hot breakfast to every child in every classroom, said Laura Foster, with the association.

“Every time you pick up the paper, you see stories about how kids need nutrition,” Foster said.

The Rider Cup features opening and closing parties, two days of golf, dining and silent and live auctions, followed by the Davis Circus of Illusion.

Craig Davis has been a professional illusionist, magician and juggler since 1980. His performing partner, Myryka, has been performing since she was 18. They have performed across the United States, Europe, Great Britain and Mexico.

The Rider Cup golf kicks off Friday at Eagle Ranch and Saturday at Sonnenalp. Both are 9 a.m. shotgun starts.

This is the ninth-annual Rider Cup. It’s the fourth year they’ve concentrated on the schools, Foster said.

They’ll be providing breakfast at Avon Elementary, Edwards Elementary, June Creek Elementary, Gypsum Elementary and Homestake Peak School. The Cordillera Motorcycle Association foundation’s Ride for Success program provides textbooks for qualifying HERO scholars at Colorado Mountain College.

The Cordillera Motorcycle Association has more than 150 members.

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