It’s lovely to hear about the upcoming Nicky Hayden Memorial Ride in honour of the MotoGP champion’s life and career. It’s an excellent opportunity for motorcycle enthusiasts and fans to pay tribute to Nicky Hayden and support charitable causes.
For those in or near Owensboro, Kentucky, the Nicky Hayden Memorial Ride will start at the Nicky Hayden Memorial Statue on Locust Street. Riders can gather there at 4:30 p.m. The ride will begin at 6:09 p.m., about Nicky Hayden’s retired racing number. The ride will stop at Nicky’s final resting place and then return to Lure Seafood and Grille for a celebration.
If you cannot attend the ride in Kentucky but still want to honour Nicky Hayden’s life, the Road 2 Recovery Foundation (R2R) is organizing an international ride. This ride is scheduled for June 9, 2023, at 7 a.m. local time. Unlike the Kentucky ride, this is a bicycle ride, reflecting Nicky Hayden’s love for cycling.
You can participate in this ride from anywhere, either by riding a bicycle for 6.9 miles or walking the same distance. The R2R Nicky Hayden ride is free to participate in, and you can register through the link provided in your sources.
The Nicky Hayden Memorial Foundation and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation offer official Nicky Hayden 69 gear you can purchase to support their charitable works. The proceeds from these purchases will benefit the respective foundations’ philanthropic efforts.
So, whether you participate in the Kentucky ride, the R2R international ride, or even both, you can honour Nicky Hayden’s legacy and contribute to meaningful causes.
About Nicky Hayden
Nicky Hayden was a professional American motorcycle racer who won the MotoGP World Championship in 2006. He was nicknamed “The Kentucky Kid”.
Hayden died in a road accident in Italy in 2017. He was 35 years old.